Lieutenant Joshua C. Fiveson (IWP Navy Fellow, ’15) was recently selected by the American Bar Association as the U.S. Navy’s 2020 “Outstanding Young Military Lawyer.” This award annually recognizes the legal contributions of one judge advocate from each of the uniformed services. You can view Lt. Fiveson’s remarks at the award ceremony here and below.
Lt. Fiveson, a graduate of Harvard Law School, previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces—the U.S. military’s highest court. He has also served as a fellow with the Claremont Institute, the James Wilson Institute, the University of Virginia Law School’s National Security Law Institute, Georgetown Law School’s Center for the Constitution, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership. He has served as a guest lecturer at institutions ranging from the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies to George Mason University, and his wide-ranging scholarship has appeared in outlets such as the Columbia Journal of International Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and the Harvard Kennedy School Review. Currently, Lt. Fiveson serves as one of three senior appellate government counsels in the Department of the Navy, where he represents the United States in criminal appeals and advises Navy and Marine trial counsel in complex criminal litigation worldwide.
Lt. Fiveson plans to return to IWP in the fall to give a virtual lecture entitled, “Originalism, Encryption, and Modern National Security.” Details will be released soon.