Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Rebecca Ingber, an expert in international and national security law, government bureaucracy, and presidential power will join the faculty of Cardozo School of Law as a professor of law with tenure. Ingber is currently an associate professor of law at Boston University Law School, where she has been since 2015. She is a senior fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. Previously, Ingber served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the Southern District of New York. She received her BA from Yale University and her JD from Harvard Law School.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca to Cardozo’s faculty,” Dean Leslie said. “She is one of the most respected and accomplished early-career scholars in the fields of international law and national security law. And she combines her prolific academic record with both committed, high-quality teaching and an impressive public persona.”
Ingber has published extensively on issues in international law, presidential and congressional war powers, administrative law and national security. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law.
Ingber has been a frequent contributor to major media outlets including The Washington Post and The Atlantic, and she has been a guest on MSNBC and legal podcasts including Lawyer 2 Lawyer, on which she recently spoke about the airstrike President Donald Trump ordered that killed Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani. She is a contributor to Lawfare, Just Security and other legal blogs.
Ingber testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 2018 Supreme Court nomination hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. She was a co-chair of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, and she has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia Law School. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy.
“I am delighted to be joining the outstanding Cardozo faculty,” said Ingber. “Their caliber and collegiality, along with their dedication to the intellectual community and commitment to teaching, and the engaged student body all make Cardozo a wonderful community.”
In addition to her prolific scholarly publications, Ingber speaks regularly to both practitioner and academic audiences, and her work has been selected for presentation regularly at peer-reviewed colloquia, including the NYU/Nottingham/Melbourne Junior Faculty Forum for International Law and the Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable. She was a co-recipient of the inaugural Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship for her article “Co-Belligerency” (2017) and of the Dean’s Award for Scholarship at Boston University School of Law (2019).
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