Levin College of Law

Maryam Jamshidi

Assistant Professor of Law

Mailing Address:
Spessard L. Holland Law Center
PO Box 117620
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone:
352-273-0756

About

Professor Maryam Jamshidi writes and teaches on national security and its relationship to private law and democratic theory and movements. One strand of her scholarship uses private national security litigation to explore contemporary developments in private and procedural law, and to shed new light on understandings of traditional democratic and constitutional values. The second strand of her research examines how private citizens participate in shaping and challenging the meaning and scope of national security, both historically and at the present moment.

 

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD
London School of Economics, MSc in Political Theory with merit
Brown University, AB in Political Science with honors

Teaching and Scholarship

National Security Seminar, Law 6936: This seminar combines history, law, and critical and democratic theory to explore how the concept of national security has evolved and expanded over time, the rise of the National Security State, as well as the ways in which national security is broadly impacting both public and private law and individual lives.

Professional Activities

Council of Foreign Relations, term member; American Society of International Law, member

Courses

National Security - LAW 6936
  • This seminar combines history, law, and critical theory to explore how the concept of national security has evolved over time, the rise of the National Security State, and the ways in which national security impacts particular racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the United States.

Publications

Academic:

  • How the War on Terror is Transforming Private U.S. Law, 96 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 559 (2018)
  • The International Criminal Court and the Arab Spring: Overcoming Bias, Increasing Engagement,in Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security: The Intersection (Saul Takahashi ed.) (Praeger 2014)
  • The Future of the Arab Spring: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics, Art, and Technology Startups (Butterworth-Heinemann 2013)
  • Human Development & Public Engagement: Making Transitional Justice Work for the Arab Spring, 9 Georgetown University Journal of Democracy & Society2 (2012)

Mainstream Press:

  • The War on Terror’s Reeducation Camps, Jacobin, Jan. 12, 2019
  • How Transitional Justice Can Affect Yemen’s Future, The Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2018
  • The National Security Rationale, NPR – All Things Considered, July 6, 2018
  • The Travel Ban: Part of a Broad National Security Exceptionalism in U.S. Law, Just Security, July 3, 2018
  • The Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Travel Ban Cases Does Not Bode Well for Civil Liberties, Just Security, July 6, 2017