Baher Azmy is a Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Seton Hall Law School. Professor Azmy teaches Constitutional Law and Civil Litigation. In 2004, he represented Murat Kurnaz, an alleged enemy combatant and German resident of Turkish descent imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay. Professor Azmy also litigates cases protecting the rights of immigrants.
Professor Azmy’s work focuses on national security and human rights. He has written extensively on the constitutional issues surrounding Guantanamo, including a law review article entitled A Return to the Writ: Executive Detention, Boumediene, and the New Common Law of Habeas, Iowa Law Review (2010). He has also authored numerous legal briefs in the Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court on human rights and international law issues.
Professor Azmy received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, M.P.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.