Tim Bakken is a professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to his academic career, he practiced law in New York City, where he served as a prosecutor in the homicide bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn) and worked at law firms focusing on federal and commercial litigation. He has taught at several universities, including Ural State Law Academy in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and his subject areas include constitutional law and criminal law. He has worked under the Department of State and European Union to train judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Department of Defense to establish a law department at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul. He has been a research scholar at New York Law School, visiting scholar at the Columbia University School of Law, and visiting fellow at the Australian National University College of Law. He is a member of the bars of New York, Wisconsin, and several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.