Research and Teaching Areas
Foreign Relations; Constitutional Law & Theory; National Security; Federal Courts; Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Andrew Kent teaches and writes about constitutional law, foreign relations law, national security law, federal courts and procedure, white collar criminal law, public international law and professional responsibility. He received his law degree from Yale and was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School, an attorney in private practice and a federal judicial clerk before joining Fordham’s faculty. Professor Kent’s academic writing has frequently focused on questions of the Constitution’s domain—when, where and for whom are constitutional protections are available. Current research interests include the relationship between the private business community and federal national security laws and policies. Professor Kent is a faculty advisor to the Center on National Security and the Fordham International Law Journal.
Professor Kent is currently teaching in the evening division and on a reduced teaching load while he serves as Senior Counsel to the Solicitor General, State of New York, Office of the Attorney General.
- The Past and Future of Individual Rights Protection in National Security: Disappearing Legal Black Holes and Converging Domains, 115 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2015)
- Are Damages Different?: Bivens and National Security, 87 Southern California Law Review 1123 (2014)
- The New Originalism and the Foreign Affairs Constitution, 82 Fordham Law Review 757 (2013) (symposium contribution)
- Judicial Review for Enemy Fighters: The Court’s Fateful Turn in Ex parte Quirin, the Nazi Saboteur Case, 66 Vanderbilt Law Review 153 (2013)
- Boumediene, Munaf and the Court's Misreading of the Insular Cases, 97 Iowa Law Review 101 (2011)
- The Constitution and the Laws of War During the Civil War, 85 Notre Dame Law Review (2010)
- A Textual and Historical Case Against a Global Constitution, 95 Georgetown Law Journal 463 (2007)
- Congress’s Under-Appreciated Power to Define and Punish Offenses Against the Law of Nations, 85 Texas Law Review 843 (2007)
- J.D., Yale Law School
- A.B., Harvard College