Dr. Tess Bridgeman is Co-editor in chief at Just Security and a Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at NYU Law’s Reiss Center on Law and Security. Bridgeman served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC), Associate White House Counsel, and Special Assistant to the President during the Obama administration, where she advised on a broad range of issues relating to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
Bridgeman previously served in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser, where she was Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser. Prior to that role, she was an Attorney Adviser in the Office of Political-Military Affairs. Bridgeman clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and has served at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in her career, Bridgman worked as a consultant for the World Bank Inspection Panel and co-founded a food security and community development organization in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A Rhodes Scholar, Truman Scholar, and Gardner Fellow, Bridgeman has a D.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, where she focused on global governance and international institutions; a J.D. from NYU Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, which she attended as a Root-Tilden-Kern and Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar; and a B.A. with University Distinction and Departmental Honors from Stanford University. She has served on and chaired the Strategic Initiatives Committee of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and is an affiliate of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
D.Phil., International Relations, Oxford University (2011)
J.D., NYU Law School (2010)
B.A., Stanford University (2003)
Theresa Ann Bridgeman is teaching the following course in Spring 2024:
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