Geoffrey S. Corn
Professor of Law
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
BA, Hartwick College
JD, George Washington University Law School
LLM, The Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army
of expertise: Areas of expertise: criminal law, military law, national security, public international law
Geoffrey S. Corn joined the South Texas faculty in 2005, where he has taught National Security Law, The Law of Armed Conflict, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, , Comparative Terrorism Law, International Law, Ethics for Prosecutors, and Military Law for Civilian Practitioners.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Corn spent 22 years in the service of our nation as an Army officer and civilian employee. In his last position in the Army he served as the Army’s senior law of war expert in the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Chief of the Law of War Branch in the International Law Division. Prior to serving in the position, Professor Corn spent 21 years on active duty in the Army, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His military career included service as a tactical intelligence officer in Panama, Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division, Chief of International Law for United States Army Europe, and Regional Defense Counsel for the Western United States, and as a Professor of International and National Security Law at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Professor Corn is the faculty adviser to the National Security Law Society at South Texas. Professor Corn earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Hartwick College, his J.D. (with highest honors, Order of the Coif) from George Washington University, and his LL.M. (distinguished graduate first in class) from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College.
Professor Corn has been awarded the Student Bar Association’s All Faculty Teaching Award (2007), and the All Faculty Advising Award (2006 and 2008).
Professor Corn’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Temple Law Review, Houston Law Review, Israel Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and The Naval War College Annual International Law Review. Professor Corn is a co-author on a forthcoming Oxford University text analyzing application of the laws of war to the war on terror.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)