Professor Eric Jensen recently returned to BYU Law School after serving for one year as the Special Counsel to the Department of Defense General Counsel. Prior to joining the BYU law faculty in 2011, Professor Jensen spent 2 years teaching at Fordham Law School in New York City and 20 years in the United States Army as both a Cavalry Officer and as a Judge Advocate. During his time as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen served in various positions including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard.
Prof. Eric Jensen teaches and writes in the areas of Public International Law, Criminal Law, The Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, Cyber Law and National Security Law. His recent scholarship has appeared, among others, in the Texas, Temple, Houston, and Israel Law Reviews; the Virginia, Stanford, Chicago, Michigan, and Minnesota Journals of International Law; the Stanford Law and Policy Review; and International Law Studies. Professor Jensen is a co-author on a law school casebook on the Law of Armed Conflict and a student treatise on National Security Law for Aspen Publishing and a co-author on an Oxford University text analyzing application of the laws of war to the war on terror. He was a member of the group of experts that produced both the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare and the recently released Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations.