University of California, Berkeley
For Fall 2006, Professor Yoo is teaching International Civil Litigation. Office hours are Monday from 10-12 and 2-4. Appointments may also be made by e-mail.
John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he has taught since 1993. From 2001-03, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96, where he advised on constitutional issues and judicial nominations.
Professor Yoo received his B.A., summa cum laude, in American history from Harvard University. In law school, he was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1993, and then clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Yoo was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School in 2003 and at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1998. In 2006, Professor Yoo held the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Law at the University of Trento (Italy). He has received fellowships from the Olin Foundation (for work on treaties and constitutional law) and the Rockefeller Foundation (for a book on the effects of globalization on American constitutional law). He has received the Bator Award for excellence in legal scholarship and teaching from the Federalist Society.
Professor Yoo has published articles on foreign affairs, national security, and constitutional law . He is the author of The Powers of War and Peace: Foreign Affairs and the Constitution after 9/11 (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and the forthcoming War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006).
Director, Advanced Law Program (LL.M and J.S.D. degree programs), 2004-present.
Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Law, University of Trento (Italy), 2006.
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2003-present.
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 2003.
Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice, 2001-03.
Judiciary Committee, United States Senate
Justice Clarence Thomas, United States Supreme Court
Judge Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Scholars Advisory Panel, National Constitution Center
Board of Editors, Berkeley Journal of International Law