Education: Professor Blakesley received his doctorate (J.S.D.), and LL.M from Columbia University; his J.D., from the University of Utah; his M.A. at the Fletcher School of International Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University; and his B.A. from the University of Utah.
He Teaches: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Public International Law; International Criminal Law; Law & Terrorism; Family Law; Comparative Law; Comparative Criminal Law & Procedure; and the Civil Law System. He has taught in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France; Budapest, Hungary; Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria; Siracusa, Sicily, and Amsterdam.
Languages: He is fluent in French and works in several other Romance Languages.
Prior Practice: He was an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State under Dr. Henry Kissinger on matters of international criminal law, including matters relating to terrorism, extradition, and mutual assistance.
Memberships Boards & Honors: Professor Blakesley is a Barrick Distingushed Scholar at UNLV. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Utah Bar Association, the Washington, D.C. Bar Association. He is a Commissioner on the National Commission on Uniform State Laws. He is He is Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Comparative Law and of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law. He is also co-editor in chief of the Board of Editors of the Revue International de Droit Pénal (France-Italy), and the Board of Contributors of the La Revue Pénitentiaire et de Droit Pénal. He has been a Sécrétaire Général Adjoint & on Board of Directors of the Association International de Droit Pénal, a member of the Board of Directors of the Association International de Droit Pénal (France & Siracusa, Italy); on the Board of Advisors of the International Human Rights Institute and of the International Criminal Justice & Weapons Control Center. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, and the International Law Association.
Publications: Professor Blakesley has published 10 books, 30+ chapters in books 80+ Lead scholarly articles in U.S. & foreign journals. He has published a two books on terrorism, co-authored one on Global Issues in Criminal Law, and another on Global Issues in Criminal Procedure, and has several books in process, including a sequel to the classic, TO CHAIN THE DOG OF WAR (originally by Francis Warmouth & Edwin B. Firmage) (with Ed Firmage and Tom McAffey), another on the War Power, Torture, and the so-called War on Terror (with Tom McAffee) - See Publications List.