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


Brenner M. Fissell works in the fields of criminal law, legal theory, and military law. His current research assesses constitutional limits on substantive criminal law. In 2018-2019, he will teach criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal ethics.

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. Previously, he was a law clerk to Chief Judge Scott Stucky of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and to Judge Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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