Jonathan Hafetz Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

Jonathan Hafetz is Associate Professor Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Hafetz is the author, most recently, of Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011). He is also the co-editor of Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison, Outside the Law (NYU Press 2010). Mr. Hafetz has litigated leading national security detention cases. He was counsel of record in Al-Marri v. Spagone, a landmark case challenging the indefinite military detention of a lawful resident alien arrested in the United States. Mr. Hafetz was also counsel in Jawad v. Obama, a habeas corpus challenge that secured the release of Afghan youth Mohammed Jawad from illegal detention at Guantánamo. He was co-counsel in Munaf v. Geren a case involving the detention of two U.S. citizens in Iraq decided by the Supreme Court in 2008. In addition, Mr. Hafetz has helped coordinate the Guantánamo detainee habeas corpus litigation since its earliest stages and has testified before Congress on habeas corpus and detainee rights. He also serves as frequent commentator on national security issues and his writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, The American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times, and The National Law Journal. Prior to joining Seton Hall Law School, Mr. Hafetz was a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union. Before that, Mr. Hafetz served as Litigation Director for the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.