Jonathan Hafetz

Visiting Associate Research Scholar

Home Institution, Seton Hall Law School.

LAPA Fellow, 2014-2015

LAPA Fellow

 410 Robertson Hall


Jonathan Hafetz is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall Law School.  He is a nationally recognized expert on national security and human rights issues.  His research focusses on constitutional, criminal, and international law.  He is the author of Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011), which received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts, Honorable Mention, and the American Society of Legal Writers, Scribes Silver Medal Award.  He is the co-editor (with Mark Denbeaux) of The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law (NYU Press 2009).  Prior to joining Seton Hall, Professor Hafetz was a senior attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, a litigation director at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, and a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, P.C.  Professor Hafetz has litigated numerous cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals, including Al-Marri v. Spagone, Boumediene v. Bush,  Munaf v. Geren, and Rasul v. Rumsfeld, and authored or co-authored amicus curiae briefs on a range of issues.  Professor Hafetz earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School, an M. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University and a B.A. from Amherst College. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. Government for study in Mexico. Professor Hafetz served as a law clerk to Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  At Princeton, his research project will examine the role of courts in addressing changes in national security law and policy since 9/11.