Samuel J. Rascoff


Samuel J. Rascoff is a Faculty Director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security and a Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Named a Carnegie Scholar in 2009, Rascoff came to the Law School from the New York City Police Department, where, as director of intelligence analysis, he created and led a team responsible for assessing the terrorist threat to the city. A graduate of Harvard summa cum laude, Oxford with first class honors, and Yale Law School, Rascoff previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was also a special assistant with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Rascoff’s recent publications include “Establishing Official Islam? The Law and Strategy of Counter-Radicalization” (Stanford Law Review); Domesticating Intelligence” (Southern California Law Review) and “The Law of Homegrown (Counter-) Terrorism” (Texas Law Review).