On September 28, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to nominate nine individuals to Federal judgeships. Professor Gregory E. Maggs, Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor, is one of two law professors to be nominated as a judicial candidate.
"Greg Maggs represents the consummate academic and professional. As a former U.S. Army J.A.G. officer, I can think of no one more capable to assume this position. He will be a model judge," said Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law Blake D. Morant.
Professor Maggs is also Co-Director of the National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law LLM Program. He joined the faculty in 1993 and currently teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, counterterrorism, military justice, and national security law. Professor Maggs is the co-author of a leading military law casebook, Modern Military Justice: Cases and Materials, and has published two related books, along with dozens of articles in the fields of constitutional law and national security. In addition to his academic work, he serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Professor Maggs received his commission in 1990 and was mobilized from 2007 to 2008. From 2007 to 2017, he served as a reserve trial and appellate military judge. Upon graduation from law school, Professor Maggs served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Anthony M. Kennedy and to Judge Joseph T. Sneed of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.