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Franklin D. Rosenblatt

Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law - School of Law

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Professor Rosenblatt's main research interest is the roles that national militaries and intelligence agencies can play in addressing and prosecuting atrocity crimes.

Prior to becoming a full-time law professor, Professor Rosenblatt first-chaired litigation in federal and state courts at Butler Snow, LLP, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Before that he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps as a prosecutor, legal advisor, and defense counsel, including as lead military defense counsel for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in the most publicized court-martial in American history.

Professor Rosenblatt has been invited to speak to several of the world's flagship institutions including the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Pentagon, Yale Law School, and the Hoover Institution. He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, amicus briefs, and co-written three books. A recognized expert in military justice, he serves as the President of the National Institute of Military Justice, President of the Criminal and Disciplinary Law Committee of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, Special Master for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and as a Court of Appeals Judge for the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Professor Rosenblatt has been described by his students as "approachable, profound, and kind." He has been selected by students for numerous awards, including best moot court coach (2022), best pro bono contributions (2022), and Professor of the Year (2023).


  • B.A., James Madison University
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • LL.M, Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
  • Clerkship, Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia