There is no apparent domestic or international legal authority for the airstrikes conducted in Syria on April 14.
Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School. Most recently, Professor Hathaway served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for National Security Law in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel. Previously, she served as a Law Clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and for D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Wald, held fellowships at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Center for the Ethics and the Professions, served as Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law, as Associate Professor at Yale Law School, and as Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley. Her current research focuses on the intersection of domestic and international law. Professor Hathaway received the Carnegie Scholars Award in 2004, serves on the Executive Committee of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on International Law for the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State, and has testified before Congress several times on legal issues surrounding the U.S. war in Iraq. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1994 and her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal, in 1997.
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