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Brenner M. Fissell

Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Georgetown University
M.Phil., University of Cambridge
J.D., Georgetown University

Phone: 516-463-5874
Email: Brenner.M.Fissell@hofstra.edu

Biography

Brenner M. Fissell works in the fields of criminal law and military law. His research applies insights from political theory to issues in substantive criminal law—especially the assessment of different criminalization institutions. He is currently working on a project investigating calls for localism in criminal law, and also on the perplexing distinction between general and specific intent. Fissell’s scholarship has appeared in general law reviews such as the Fordham Law Review and the U.C. Irvine Law Review, as well as peer-reviewed journals such as Legal Theory. He currently teaches criminal law and torts.

Fissell joined Hofstra in 2018 from the U.S. Dept. of Defense, where he was appellate defense counsel at the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions. In this capacity, he served as a consultant on legal strategy and appellate issues to the defense teams representing detainees charged with war crimes. He remains active in reform efforts and pro bono consultation relating to the military justice system. He is Editor-in-Chief of the premier military justice blog in the United States, CAAFlog, and is Vice-President of the National Institute for Military Justice.

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