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Jeffrey Addicott

Director, Warrior Defense Project | Professor of Law


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  • S.J.D., University of Virginia School of Law Graduate Program, 1994
  • LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law Graduate Program, 1992
  • LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, 1987
  • Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, 1985
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., University of Maryland (with honors), 1976

License to Practice

  • Alabama

Specialties and Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Medical Malpractice
  • National Security Law
  • Terrorism Law
  • Military Legal Issues
  • Oral Depositions


Lt. Colonel (US Army, Ret.) Jeffrey Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Warrior Defense Project at St. Mary’s University School of Law. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the US Army Special Forces.

He served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama and throughout the United States and deployed on numerous occasions to areas of armed conflict, awarded a Legion of Merit for his work in Peru.

As an internationally recognized authority on national security and terrorism Law, Dr. Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 900 speeches), but he also testifies before Congress on a variety of legal and policy issues.

Dr. Addicott is a regular contributor to national and international media outlets to include FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, OAN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal (over 5,000 interviews). Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 100 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal and policy issues.

Among his many contributions to the field of law, Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights course to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Addicott was also the Associate Dean for Administration (2006-2007) and headed the Center for Terrorism Law.


Articles in a Periodical

  • Addicott, Jeffrey F., Covid-19 Pandemic: Policy and Legal Issues, THE OFFICER REVIEW 7-9 (March-Apr. 2020).
  • Addicott, Jeffrey, Prosecuting the War on Terror & Warrior Defense Project, in Firearms Law (Texas Bar CLE, 2019).

Awards & Highlights

  • Recipient: “2017, The Silver Patrick Henry Medallion, awarded by the Military Order of the World Wars, for ‘patriotic achievement’ to America’s national defense.”
  • Recipient: “2012, The J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award 2012, awarded by the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations for ‘academic excellence.”
  • Recipient: “2011, The Vice Admiral George C. Dyer Award 2011, Military Order of the World Wars, awarded each year to the ‘most outstanding article published by the Officer Review magazine.”
  • Recipient: “2010, The J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award 2010, awarded by the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of investigations for ‘academic excellence.”
  • Recipient: “2007, The St. Mary’s Alumni Association’s St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award 2017, awarded each year to the distinguished law faculty member.”
  • Recipient: “1999, Distinguished Service Medal of the State of Alabama, awarded for ‘exceptionally meritorious and distinguished military or civilian service for or to the benefit of the United States or the State of Alabama.”
  • Co-recipient: “1995, The American Bar Association’s Hodson 1995, awarded each year to the ‘outstanding public sector law office in the nation.”
  • Recipient: “1993, The Outstanding Career Army Judge Advocate Award 1993, awarded annually to one Army lawyer, by the Judge Advocates Bar Association.
  • Recipient: “1983, Academy of Health Sciences Commander’s Award, awarded for ‘outstanding service to Fort Sam Houston.”


  • Christian Doctrines (Imprimatur Press ed., Jan. 2, 2022).
  • Trump Judges:  Protecting America’s Establishment Pillars to “Make America Great Again,” (Dallas, TX: Imprimatur Press, 2020).
  • Categorical Bible Doctrines, (Dallas, TX: Imprimatur Press, 2019).
  • Radical Islam Why?: Confronting Jihad at Home & Abroad, (Tucson, AZ: Lawyers and Judges Pub. Co., 2016).
  • Terrorism Law: Materials, Cases, Comments, 7th ed. (Tucson, AZ: Lawyers and Judges Pub. Co., 2014).
  • Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights, Addicott, Bhuiyan, & Chowdhury(New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Constitutional Rights for Guantanamo Detainees: An Immediate Look at the Legal and Governmental Ramifications of Boumediene v. Bush, Addicott; Rose III (New York, NY: Thompson/Aspatore Pub. Co., 2008).
  • Selected Essays on State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post-9/11 World, Addicott & Garcia, editors, (Tucson, AZ: Lawyers and Judges Pub. Co., 2008).
  • State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post-9/11 World, Addicott, Cochran, Dalglish & Winegar, editors, (Tucson, AZ: Lawyers and Judges Pub. Co., 2007).
  • Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law Handbook (Bogotá, Colombia: Imprenta y Publicaciones de las Fuerzas Militares, 1999).
  • Law of War: Handbook for Officers of Armed Forces of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine: Lubava Pub. Co., 1996).
  • Code of Conduct for Participants in Military Operations, (Kiev, Ukraine, Ministry of Defense: Lubava, 1995).
  • Derechos Humanos: Decalogo de las Fuerzas del Orden, (Lima, Peru: Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas, 1993).

Book Chapters

  • Foreword, in Honor Killing (Daniel Akbari & Paul Tetreault, 2015).
  • Is the Use of Coercive Interrogation or Torture Permissive and Effective as a Counter-terrorism Method?, in Contemporary Debates on Terrorism (Richard Jackson; Samuel Justin Sinclair, 2012).
  • Radical Islam’s Manipulation of the Media (with Nathanial Fulmer & Robert Gunn), in Terrorism Research & Analysis Project (TRAP): A Collection of Thoughts, Ideas,Perspectives, Vol. 1 (Andrew Bringuel, ed., 2011).
  • Cyberterrorism: Legal and Polices Issues, in Legal Issues in the Struggle Against Terror (John Norton Moore & Robert Turner, eds., 2010).
  • The War on Terror: War or Metaphor?, in Political Leadership (Joseph Masciulli, Mikhail A. Molchanov & W. Andy Knight, eds., 2009).
  • Institutionalizing Human Rights in the Militaries of the Emerging Democracies: The Case of Peru, in Fear of Persecution: Global Human Rights, International Law, and Human Well-Being, (James D. White & Anthony J. Marsella, eds., 2007).
  • Teaching Intelligent Design and the Anthropic Principle in the Public Schools, in 1-3
  • Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (Paul Finkelman, ed., 2006).
  • The Role of Special Operations Forces in the War on Terror, in The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response, (John Davis, editor, 2006).
  • (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Pub. Inc., 2004).
  • Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Review and New Paradigm, in Transnational Threats: Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies, (Carolyn W. Pumphrey, ed., 2000).
  • The Appeal of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, in Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination: The Case Reopened, John Paul Jones, ed., 1995).


  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Member of the Bar of Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court; Court of Military Appeals; American Bar Association
  • International Society for Military Law
  • The Law of War
  • Military Order of the World Wars (life member)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Special Forces Association
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Board Member of the Toda Institute for Peace
  • Contributing editor for JURIST
  • Law Faculty on Federalist Society
  • National Security Committee Consultant, American Legion
  • Retired Army Judge Advocates Association (life member)


Foreign presentations include numerous professional lectures at universities and government institutions in Colombia, Peru, Ukraine, Germany, France, Austria, Canada, Thailand, Japan, India, Honduras, Haiti, Egypt, Kuwait, Panama, Guatemala, Albania, Okinawa, South Korea, England, Mexico, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, Israel, Russia, Luxembourg, China, Poland, and Uruguay.

Presentations in the United States include over 900 appearances at universities, public and private; State and Federal institutions and academies; as well as more than 5,000 appearances on radio, print, and television broadcasts to include: Associated PressNew York TimesLondon TimesWashington PostWall Street Journal, USA Today, Miami HeraldLos Angeles Times,Chicago TribuneWashington TimesWashington ExaminerAir Force Times, Army TimesMarine Corps TimesFederal Times, Miami Herald, FOX NEWS Channel, One America News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, NPR, BBC, The Blaze, Voice of Russia, China Daily and Al-Jazeera.

Jeffrey Addicott has taught at the following institutions:

  • 1980-1981: Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland; Berlin, Germany. Business Law and Government.
  • 1982-1983: Adjunct Professor, Central Texas College; Korea. Business Law.
  • 1984-1985: Professor, Academy of Health Sciences; San Antonio, TX. Health Law.
  • 1988-1989: Adjunct Professor, Chapman College; Tacoma, WA. Graduate level International Law.
  • 1989-1992: Assistant Chair, International Law Department, The Judge Advocate General’s School; Charlottesville, VA. Graduate level International Law, National Security Law and Criminal Law.
  • 1995: Adjunct Professor, Central Michigan University: Washington, D.C. Graduate level International Law.
  • 1996: Adjunct Professor, Central Texas College; Central Michigan University; Webster University; Fayetteville, NC. Criminal Law, Graduate level Business Law, Graduate level Administrative Law.
  • 1997: Adjunct Professor, Campbell University; Fayetteville, NC. Business Law.
  • 1998-2001: Adjunct Professor, Central Michigan University. Savannah, GA; Fort Myers, FL; Fayetteville, NC; Arlington, LA. Graduate level International Law and Administrative Law.