Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Executive Director

Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.)Charles Dunlap is a retired Air Force major general who received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University (PA), and his law degree from Villanova University. Prior to retiring from the military in June of 2010, General Dunlap was responsible for assisting in the supervision of more than 2,500 military and civilian attorneys worldwide. His 34-year career included tours in both the United Kingdom and Korea, and he deployed for military operations in Africa and the Middle East. Totaling more than 120 publications, his writings address a wide range of topics including various aspects of national security law, airpower, counterinsurgency, cyberpower, civil-military relations, and leadership. A distinguished graduate of the National War College, General Dunlap speaks frequently at professional conferences and at numerous institutions of higher learning, to include Harvard, Yale, MIT, UVA, and Stanford, as well as National Defense University and the Air, Army, and Navy War Colleges.

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Shane T. Stansbury
Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow

Shane T. Stansbury is the Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security and a Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law.  Mr. Stansbury served for more than eight years as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where he led some of the country’s most sensitive and noteworthy national security prosecutions.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his government service, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.  Previously, Mr. Stansbury was a litigator at WilmerHale where he focused on international litigation and arbitration, foreign anti-corruption investigations, and white-collar criminal matters.  He clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review; his M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and his A.B. from Duke.

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Scott L. Silliman
Director Emeritus

Professor Scott L. SillimanScott Silliman received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served for 25 years as an Air Force judge advocate, retiring in the grade of colonel in 1993 just prior to joining Duke's law school faculty and establishing the Center. As the senior attorney for Tactical Air Command during the first Persian Gulf War of 1990-91, and later as Air Combat Command's senior attorney, he has extensive experience in operational and other areas of military law. He is a frequent commentator on national and international television and radio news programs, and is quoted on a regular basis by print media from around the world. On November 10, 2011, President Obama nominated Professor Silliman to be a federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Military Commission Review, and the Senate confirmed him on June 21, 2012. He was formally appointed to the Court by the President on August 30, 2012, and currently serves as the Court’s Deputy Chief Judge.

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Riley Flewelling
Research Assistant

Riley FlewellingRiley Flewelling (J.D./L.L.M. 2024) is a third-year at Duke University School of Law. She hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government in 2021. During her 1L summer, Riley externed with the US Air Force JAG Corps and studied at the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute in the Netherlands. During her 2L summer, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a Summer Associate with Crowell & Moring. At Duke, Riley serves as Co-President of the National Security Law Society and is a Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal.


Madison Cash
Research Assistant

Madison CashMadison Cash (J.D. 2024) is a 3L at Duke University School of Law. Growing up, she moved often as a military kid, but now calls Houston, Texas home. She graduated from Wheaton College summa cum laude, where she double majored in Spanish and English Literature. During her 1L summer, Madison was a Legal Intern for the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. During her 2L summer, Madison worked as a Summer Associate at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. At Duke, Madison serves as the Co-President for the National Security Law Society and is the Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal of Comparative & International Law. She is also involved with the Duke Law and Technology Review and the Moot Court Board.


CPT Johanna Crisman
Research Assistant

CPT Johanna CrismanCPT Johanna Crisman (J.D. 2025) is a 2L at Duke University School of Law. She grew up in DuPont, WA and graduated from the United States Military Academy, where she double majored in Russian Language and International History. Johanna is at Duke through the Army's Funded Legal Education Program. During her 1L summer, Johanna served at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in the Military Justice Department for 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base-Lewis McChord, WA. At Duke, Johanna serves as the Vice President for National Security Law Society. Upon graduation, Johanna will continue to serve in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate.


Katherine French
Research Assistant

Katherine FrenchKatherine French (J.D. 2025) is a 3L at Duke University School of Law. She is from Clifton, Virginia and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in Public and International Affairs with minors in Spanish as well as Values and Public Life. She interned during her 1L Summer with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and spent her 2L Summer with the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Advisor. At Duke, Katherine is a Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal, Co-President of the National Security Law Society, a member of the Moot Court Board, and previously served on the boards of the International Law Society and the Women Law Student Association. Following law school, she will serve as an Army Judge Advocate.


Lea Frenkel
Research Assistant

Lea FrenkelLea Frenkel (J.D./LLM ’26) is a rising 2L at Duke University School of Law. She grew up in Yorktown, New York, and graduated from SUNY Binghamton University, where she double majored in Political Science and Russian Studies and minored in music. This summer, she will be interning with the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and studying at the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute in the Hague. At Duke, Lea serves as the Vice-President of Programming for the National Security Law Society and is involved with the Duke Law Run Club.


Emery Hansell
Research Assistant

Emery HansellEmery Hansell (J.D./L.L.M. 2026) is a 2L at Duke University School of Law. She is from Daufuskie Island, South Carolina and graduated from Whitman College, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Film. During her 1L summer, Emery worked with Gibson Dunn in their Frankfurt office and studied at the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute in the Netherlands. At Duke, Emery serves as the Co-President of the Lifting Club and as a 2L Class Representative for the National Security Law Society. She is also involved with the Environmental Law Society.


Jack Lineberry
Research Assistant

Jack LineberryJack Lineberry (J.D. ’26) is a rising 2L at Duke University School of Law. He grew up in Danville, California, and graduated from the University of Arizona where he majored in Political Science with a minor in History. During his 1L summer, he will be working for the Department of Justice in the Office of Enforcement Operations. At Duke, Jack serves as the Duke Bar Association Athletics Commissioner where he runs the intramural sports program for Duke Law. He is also a 2L Class representative for the National Security Law Society.


Faith Austin
Undergraduate Liaison

Faith AustinFaith Austin a first-year undergraduate student studying International Comparative Studies and Economics between both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, made possible by the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Growing up in Indiana, Faith was first exposed to conversations surrounding national security while living in Munich, Germany on the U.S. State Department’s Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. She is currently a cadet at Duke’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 585, a student in the Department of Defense’s Russian Flagship Program, and program coordinator for the Carolina Women in National Security Association. Faith seeks to go to law school in the future.

Professor Robinson O. Everett

Professor Robinson O. Everett
We honor the memory of the creator and founder of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, The Honorable Robinson O. Everett, esteemed judge, beloved teacher, respected lawyer, humble citizen.
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