Kevin Govern
Adjunct Instructor
Phone number
(845) 234-8532

Master of Laws (LL.M), International and Comparative Law, Cum Laude (2004), University of Notre Dame School of Law, Notre Dame, IN.

Master of Laws (LL.M), International and Operational Law Specialization (1995), The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army Charlottesville, VA, with certification as Contract Law Specialization and International and Operational Law Specialization.

Doctor of Law (J.D), Law, 1987, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI.

Bachelor of Arts, History and German Majors, Distinguished Military Graduate (1984), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.


Kevin Govern began his legal career as an Army Judge Advocate, serving 20 years at every echelon during peacetime and war in worldwide assignments involving every legal discipline. In addition to teaching for John Jay College, he is an Associate Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, has also served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy, and has taught at California University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely and spoken frequently on international and comparative law, national security and homeland security law, private security and law enforcement, military operations, and professional ethics.

Scholarly Work

View my research on my SSRN Author page:

Research Summary

National Security and Homeland Defense Law and Policy, Medical Ethics and Healthcare Administration, Professional Responsibility, Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Corporate Governance and Best Business Practices, Business Law, Public and Private Law Enforcement and Corrections Law and Policy, Criminal Law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Fiscal and Procurement Law, Jurisprudence, International Humanitarian Law / Law of Armed Conflict, Civil-Military Operations, International, Comparative, Law & Religion, Human Rights Law and the Rule of Law, Administrative Law, Contracts Law.

Innovation and Improvement Within Organizations Information Technology Development, Project Implementation, and Sustainment.