Associate law professor Steve Vladeck explains the various legal applications and implications of the U.S. government’s war against, and now prosecution of, Jose Padilla.
Stephen I. Vladeck, Associate Professor of Law, graduated in June 2004 from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Potter Stewart Prize for Best Team Performance in Moot Court and the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for Outstanding Moot Court Oralist. He earned a B.A. summa cum laude at Amherst College, where he wrote his senior thesis on “Leipzig’s Shadow: The War Crimes Trials of the First World War and Their Implications from Nuremberg to the Present.”
While a law student, Professor Vladeck served as Executive Editor of The Yale Law Journal and was Student Director of the Balancing Civil Liberties & National Security Post-9/11 Litigation Project. Working with Professor (now Dean) Harold Koh, he participated in litigation challenging the President’s assertion of power after September 11 to detain individuals without trial. Professor Vladeck is also part of the legal team headed by Professor Neal K. Katyal of the Georgetown University Law Center that successfully challenged the Bush Administration’s use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
Vladeck, whose teaching and research interests include civil procedure, federal courts, national security law, constitutional law, and legal history, has clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. A member of the Executive Board of the AALS Section on New Law Professors and a regular contributor to PrawfsBlawg, Vladeck is admitted to practice in the State of New York, Third Department.