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  • 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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