• Master of Defense & Strategic Studies (M.D.S.& S.), University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) (cand.)
  • Certificate of Homeland Security, Bush Graduate School Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Certificate of Advanced International Affairs, Bush Graduate School Texas A&M University, 2011
  • M.A. International Relations, St. Mary’s University, 2007
  • M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina, 1976
  • J.D., College of William and Mary, 1974
  • B.A., Williams College, 1967

Specialties and Courses

  • Public International Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Foreign Relations Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Homeland Security Law and Policy
  • International White Collar Crime
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Law of Armed Conflict & Just War
  • Jessup Moot Court Seminar
  • International Law of Cyber Warfare
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution and Tribunals
  • U.S. Intelligence Law and Policy


After four years of active duty service with the U.S. Navy and before St. Mary’s, Professor Summers served as Director of the first-year legal research and writing program at Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, La. and worked as an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University.


  • As the former Law Library Director for 22 years, he oversaw the construction of the award-winning Sarita Kenedy East Law Library and the expansion of its staff, services, automation and collection.
  • Co-founder – St. Mary’s Center for Terrorism Law
  • Adjunct Faculty – University of Texas at Austin Graduate School
  • Adjunct Faculty – St. Mary’s University Graduate School (International Relations)
  • Adjunct Faculty – St. Mary’s University School of Science, Engineering and Technology (Cybersecurity Law)
  • Adjunct Faculty – University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate School (Cyber Law)
  • Captain (06), U.S. Naval Reserve, Intelligence Corps (Retired), Vietnam Veteran and Intelligence Specialist with command experience in the Naval Investigative Service: criminal investigations, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence
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