David Delaney

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  • J.D., Boston College (2003)
  • M.A., International Law and Security Studies, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy - Tufts University (2003)
  • B.S., United States Military Academy (1994)

Professor Delaney teaches Foundations in U.S Common Law and Leadership for Lawyers at Carolina Law. He also teaches a course on terrorism and national security in UNC's Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.

Before moving to Chapel Hill he taught national security and cybersecurity law at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He remains an affiliate scholar with Indiana University's Ostrom Workshop and serves as senior fellow with the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security.

Professor Delaney is licensed in North Carolina and Maryland. He practiced law with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2004 to 2013. As Acting Associate General Counsel he was the department's senior attorney for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure programs. With the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Coast Guard, he co-developed a leadership development program for the department's supervisory attorneys. From 1994 to 1999 Professor Delaney held command and staff positions in Germany, Bosnia, and Texas as an army military police officer. Following law school he served as law clerk to Judge James E. Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
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