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Professor Mark Denbeaux

Professor of Law


Professor Mark Denbeaux, one of Seton Hall's most senior faculty members, is also the Director of the Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy and Research, which is best known for its dissemination of the internationally recognized series of reports on the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp. Professor Denbeaux's interest in the conditions of detainment arose from his representation of two detainees there. Following his visits to GTMO, and his participation in amicus briefs arising from the rules governing the hearings for "enemy combatants," Professor Denbeaux realized the need for an analysis of the government's assumptions and the principles governing the detention process. The Guantánamo report series is primarily produced by Seton Hall Law students of all levels. Several graduates have remained research fellows, as well.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES


National Security Deserves Better: “Odd” Recidivism Numbers Undermine the Guantánamo Policy Debate, 43 Seton Hall Law Rev. 2 (2013) (w/Taylor, et al.)

No-Hearing Hearings: An Analysis of the Proceedings of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals at Guantánamo, 41 Seton Hall Law Rev. 4 (2011) (with Joshua Denbeaux)

The Attorney Client Relationship in Guantanamo Bay, 30 Fordham International Law Journal 491 (2007) (with Boyd-Nafsta)

Kumho Tire and Expert Reliability: How the Question You Ask Gives the Answer You Get, 34 Seton Hall L. Rev. 15 (2003) (with Risinger)

Brave New “Post- Daubert World”--A Reply to Professor Moenssens, 29 Seton Hall L. Rev. 405 (1998) (with Risinger and Saks)

Exorcism of Ignorance as a Proxy for Rational Knowledge: The Lessons of Handwriting Identification"Expertise", U. of Pa. L. Rev. (1989) (with Risinger & Saks)

The First Word of the First Amendment, Northwestern University L. Rev. p. 1156 (1988)

Questioning Questions: Problems of Form in the Interrogation of Witness, 33 Arkansas L. Rev. 439 (1980) (with Risinger)

Restitution and Mass Actions: A Solution to the Problems of Class Actions, 10 Seton Hall L. Rev. 273 (1979)

Trust, Cynicism, and Machiavellianism Among First Year Law Students, 53 J. of Urban Law 397 (1976)

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS


The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law, in Amazon/NYU Press (2009) (Edited with Jonathan Hafetz)

New Jersey Evidentiary Foundations, in The Michie Company (1995) (with Arseneault and Imwinkelried)

Trial Evidence, in I.C.L.E. (1978) ((pg. 1052) with Risinger)

CENTER PUBLICATIONS


Global War on Terror Timeline: September 11, 2001 to January 20, 2009, (January 14, 2017) (Co-authors & Research Fellows: Brian Beroth, Adam Deutsch, Nicholas Stratton and Philip Taylor)

Racial Profiling Report: Bloomfield Police and Bloomfield Municipal Court, (April 17, 2016) (Denbeaux, Mark and Kearns, Kelley and Ricciardelli, Michael J )

The Government’s Hostage: The Conviction and Execution of Ethel Rosenberg, (December 14, 2016) (Co-authors & Research Fellows: Shannon Dolan, Robert Graber, Elizabeth Mancuso and Theodore Tanzer)

Guantanamo: America's Battle Lab, (January 2015) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Jonathan Hafetz, Joshua Denbeaux, Erin Hendrix, Chelsea Perdue, Kelly Ross, Lauren Winchester & Jospeh Hickman)

Costs And Consequences Of Arming America's Law Enforcement With Combat Equipment, (September 5, 2014) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Jeremy Dack, Dakota Gallivan, Lucas Morgan, Jared Stepp, Joshua Wirtshafter)

Uncovering The Cover-Ups: Death At Camp Delta, (May 15, 2014) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Charles Richard Church, Ryan K. Gallagher, Adam Kirchner, Joshua Wirtshafter, Chrystal Loyer, Bahadir Ekiz, Kelly Ann Taddonio, Michael J. Ricciardelli)

Spying on Attorneys at GTMO: Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions and the Destruction of the Attorney-Client Relationship, (April 2013) (Co-Authors: Adam Kirchner, Josh Wirtshafter & Joseph Hickman)

No Hearing Habeas: D.C. Circuit Restricts Meaningful Review, (May 2012) (with Jonathan Hafetz (Co-Authors: Sara Ben-David, Nicholas Stratton & Lauren Winchester)

Drug Abuse: An Exploration of the Government’s Use of Mefloquine at Guantanamo, (December 2011) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Sean Camoni, Brian Beroth, Meghan Chrisner, Chrystal Loyer, Kelli Stout and Paul Taylor)

Lehman Brothers: A License to Fail with Other People’s Money, (December 2011) (Co-Authors: Edward Dabek, John Gregorek, Sean Kennedy & Eric Miller) (Research Fellows: Katie Manzi, Katie Rigler & Kelly Ross)

Rumsfeld Knew: DoD’s “Worst of the Worst” and Recidivism Claims Refuted by Recently Declassified Memo, (March 2011) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Sean Camoni,Paul Taylor and Philip Taylor)

The Guantanamo Diet: Actual Facts About Detainee Weight Changes, (May 2011) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Paul Taylor and Sean Kennedy)

DOD Contradicts DOD: An Analysis of the Response to Death in Camp Delta, (February 2010) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Brian Beroth, Scott Buerkle, Sean Camoni, Meghan Chrisner, Adam Deutsch, Jesse Dresser, Michelle Fish, Marissa Litwin, Michael McDonough, Michael Patterson, Shannon Sterritt, Kelli Stout, Paul Taylor)

The Untestable Drunk Driving Test, (April 2010) (with Nathan Kahl and Nicholas Snow (Co-Authors: Richard Eschle, Marissa Litwin, Keith Oliver & Robert DiPisa)

Death in Camp Delta, (December 2009) (Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Brian Beroth, Scott Buerkle, Sean Camoni, Meghan Chrisner, Adam Deutsch, Jesse Dresser, Doug Eadie, Michelle Fish, Marissa Litwin, Michael McDonough, Michael Patterson, Shannon Sterrit, Kelli Stout, Paul Taylor)

Released Guantanamo Detainees of the Department of Defense: Propaganda by the Numbers?, (January 2009) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz. Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Grace Brown, Jullian Camarote, Douglas Eadie, Jennifer Ellick, Paul Taylor, Adam Deutsch, Michael Patterson, Gabrielle Hughes and Michelle Fish)

Revisionist Recidivism: A New Analysis of the Government's Representations of Alleged "Recidivism" of the Guantanamo Detainees, (June 2009) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz, Sean Camoni, Adam Deutsch, Michael McDonough, Michael Patterson, Michelle Fish, Gabrielle Hughes, Paul Taylor Research Fellows: Brian Beroth, Scott Buerkle, Megan Chrisner, Jesse Dresser, Shannon Sterritt, Kelli Stout)

Torture: Who Knew An Analysis of the FBI Department of Defense Reactions to Harsh Interrogation Methods at Guantanamo, (April 2009) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz. With Megan Sassaman, Daniel Mann, Mathew Darby, Michael Ricciardelli, Jennifer Ellick, Grace Brown, Jillian Camarote, Douglas Eadie, Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Courtney Ray)

Captured On Tape: Interrogation and Videotaping of Detainees in Guantanamo, (February 2008) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz, Jennifer Ellick, Michael Ricciardelli, Matthew Darby)

Justice Scalia, the Department of Defense, And the Perpetuation of an Urban Legend: The Truth About the Alleged Recidivism of Released Guantanamo Detainees, (June 2008) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz, Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Grace Brown, Jennifer Ellick, Jullian Camarote, Douglas Eadie, and Paul Taylor)

The 14 Myths of Guantanamo: Senate Armed Services Committee Statement of Mark P. Denbeaux, (April 2007)

The Empty Battlefield and the Thirteenth Criterion: An Analysis of the Data and Methodology in the Department of Defense's Response to Congressional Request for Justification of the Guantánamo Detentions, (November 8, 2007)

The Meaning of "Battlefield" An Analysis of the Government's Representations of "Battlefield Capture and "Recidivism" of the Guantanamo Detainees, (December 2007) (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz, Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Grace Brown, Jullian Camarote, Douglas Eadie, Jennifer Ellick, Daniel Lorenzo, Mark Muoio, Courtney Ray and Nebroisa Zlatanovic)

June 10th Suicides at Guantanamo: Government Words and Deeds Compared, (August 2006) (Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann, Megan Sassaman and Helen Skinner)

No-Hearing Hearings CSRT: The Modern Habeas Corpus? An Analysis of the Proceeding of the Government's Combatant Status Review Tribunals at Guantanamo, (November 2006) (Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann, Megan Sassaman and Helen Skinner)

The Guantanamo Detainees During Detention: Data From Department of Defense Records, (July 2006) (Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann, Megan Sassaman, Helen Skinner)

Profile of Released Guantanamo Detainees: The Government's Story Then and Now, (Joshua Denbeaux, R. David Gratz, Co-Authors & Research Fellows: Adam Deutsch, James Hlavenka, Gabrielle Hughes, Brianna Kostecka, Michael Patterson, Paul Taylor, Anthony Torntore)

Report on Guantanamo Detainees: A Profile of 517 Detainees through Analysis of Department of Defense Data, (Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann and Helen Skinner)

Second Report on the Guantanamo Detainees: Inter- and Intra-Departmental Disagreements About Who Is Our Enemy, (Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann and Helen Skinner)

CASE BOOKS


New Jersey Evidentiary Foundations, The Michie Company (with Arseneault and Imwinkelried)

WORKS IN PROGRESS


The Report on the Torture Memos; Drug Free Zones and the Incarceration Effect on Minorities; and The Global War on Terror

PRESENTATIONS

Full list of presentations available in Curriculum Vitae

Interview with Mark Denbeaux by Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez (a daily independent global news hour) discussing Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison’s Secret CIA Site, Democracy Now (January 15, 2015) (with Joseph Hickman)

The Selma March and the Fascinating Story Behind An Iconic Photo, Nj.Com (March 4, 2015) (Interview of Mark Denbeaux with Mark Di Ionno)

The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, Legal Talk Now (January 9, 2015) (podcast with host Bob Ambrogi, interviewing Guantánamo Bay (GTMO) attorney Professor Mark Denbeaux, Project 21 Chair Horace Cooper, and Cato Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Eddington)

Don’t Forget Guantanamo: The Legacy of the “War on Terror”, Torture, and Indefinite Detention, Harvard Law School Aclu (April 2014) (Panelist)

NCIS Hid Medical Evidence About Guantanamo Suicides, Firedoglake (June 3, 2014) (interviewed by Jane Hamshire)