Gregory E. Maggs

Gregory Maggs

Gregory E. Maggs

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-6031
Fax: (202) 994-5654
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Gregory E. Maggs was appointed a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on February 1, 2018.

He was a member of the full-time faculty of the George Washington University Law School faculty from 1993 until his judicial appointment in 2018. He served as the Interim Dean of the law school from 2010-2011 and from 2013-2014, as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2008-2010, as the co-director of the law school's National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations LLM program from 2010-2018. By vote of the graduating class, he received the law school's Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2012, the university gave him the George Washington Award for outstanding service. He was named the Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law in 2017.

Judge Maggs is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk for Justices Clarence Thomas (1991-1992) and Anthony M. Kennedy (1989-1990) of the U.S. Supreme Court and for the late Judge Joseph T. Sneed of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1988-1989). He also taught for two years as an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law. His other experience includes service as a special master for the U.S. Supreme Court, a consultant to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr in the Whitewater Investigation, and an assistant to the late Hon. Robert H. Bork in private practice and research. He is a member of the American Law Institute and was formerly a member of the Advisory Board for the Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Judge Maggs served in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, from 1990 until 2018. He retired in the rank of Colonel upon his appointment to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He was assigned as a trial or appellate military judge from 2007 until 2017. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, the Military Judge Course, the Command and General Staff Course, the Judge Advocate Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, the Air Assault School, and the Infantry Weapons Specialist Course. He was called to active duty in 2007-2008. In 2002, he received the Judge Advocates Association's Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Award.

At GW Law, Judge Maggs has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Commercial Paper, Counterterrorism Law, the Law of Software Contracts, Comparative Contract Law, Secured Transactions, and other subjects. He has written several books and many articles on these subjects.


AB, JD, Harvard University; MSS, U.S. Army War College