Rob Barnsby is the Army Cyber Institute’s Cyber Law Fellow and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at West Point, where he teaches Cyber Law and Constitutional Law to cadets representing all academic disciplines. He previously taught cyber law, intelligence law, and international humanitarian law at the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters in top-tier legal publications, and has spoken on Computer Network Operations and the Law of Armed Conflict at high visibility panels and conferences throughout his career. His research interests include national cyber self-defense (jus ad bellum) and public-private cyber law partnerships.
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