Eric Talbot Jensen – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Eric Talbot Jensen

Professor of Law

Eric Talbot Jensen is a professor of law at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and recently returned to BYU after serving for a year as the Special Counsel to the Department of Defense General Counsel. Prior to joining the BYU law faculty in 2011, Professor Jensen spent 2 years teaching at Fordham Law School in New York City and 20 years in the United States Army as both a Cavalry Officer and as a Judge Advocate. During his time as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen served in various positions including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard. Professor Jensen is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A., International Relations), University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LL.M.) and Yale Law School (LL.M.). Professor Jensen is an expert in the law of armed conflict, public international law, national security law, and cyber warfare. He was one of the group of experts who prepared the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare and is currently working on the follow Tallinn Manual dealing with cyber operations more generally. He is co-author on The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise. He is the author of more than thirty law journal publications focusing on international law, national security law, cyber law and international criminal law.

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Procedure
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • National Security Law
  • Public International Law
  • Internet Law Colloquium
  • Introduction to American Law

Education

  • L.L.M., Yale University, 2006
  • L.L.M., The Judge Advocate General, 2001
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1994
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1989
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