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Robert L. Summers Jr.

Professor of Law

Education

  • Certificate of Advanced International Affairs, 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

  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Comparative law
  • Foreign relations law
  • International criminal law
  • International environmental law
  • International human rights law
  • International law of the sea
  • International and U.S. cyber law
  • International alternative dispute resolution and tribunals
  • Jessup Moot Court Seminar
  • Global and national security law
  • U.S. intelligence and national security law
  • Public international law

Biography

Before St. Mary's, 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.

Highlights

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 – University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate School (Cyber Law)
Captain (06), U.S. Naval Reserve, Intelligence Corps (Retired), Vietnam Veteran and Specialist with command experience in criminal investigations, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence

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