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Robert Barnsby


Assistant Professor


Contact Information:
Phone: (845) 938-7171
Email: robert.barnsby@usma.edu

Rob Barnsby is the Cyber Law Fellow for West Point and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law.  He previously taught cyber law, intelligence law, and international humanitarian law as a Professor of International Law at the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He has published scholarly articles in the Harvard International Review, Alabama Law Review and Military Law Review, and co-authored the Prologue to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2014 book The Fundamentals of Counterterrorism Law.  He has spoken on panels and served as a presenter on various subjects at Harvard Law School, The University of Texas School of Law, Emory Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, Cardozo School of Law, Syracuse University, the Central Intelligence Agency, the California Eastern District Judicial Conference, and at multiple Army Cyber Institute events and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Federal Bar Association, and American Bar Association workshops. 

A West Point graduate, Rob earned his J.D. at William & Mary Law School, where he was the Executive Editor of the William & Mary Law Review.  He retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years of service as both a Military Intelligence and JAG Corps Officer.  As a military law practitioner, he served as the lead Detention Operations Legal Advisor for U.S. forces in Afghanistan; Chief Prosecutor at Fort Drum, New York; and Chief of Administrative & Civil Law at XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, among other key positions.