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Gregory S. McNeal, J.D. Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)
Phone: (310) 506-7292

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • M.P.A., American University
  • B.A., Lehigh University

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Professor McNeal is an expert in law and public policy with a focus on security, technology and crime. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and courses related to national security and public policy.

His current research projects include a book focused on the investigation and prosecution of national security related crimes (under contract with Oxford University Press), a book about targeted killings (grant funded), and a book about the emergent civilian drone market. His law review articles have been published by or are forthcoming in The Georgetown Law Journal (winner of an article of the year award), The Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, The Washington and Lee Law Review, and The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy among others. He is a co-author of the casebook Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement (with Norman Abrams, 4th Edition Supplement and 5th Edition), co-editor of Saddam On Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal (with Michael Scharf) and is the editor of a forthcoming treatise Cybersecurity and Privacy.



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  • Gregory S. McNeal, The Brian Lehrer Show: Is It Legal to Fly Drones in New York City?, WNYC, JULY 15, 2014.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Take Two: What are the Implications of Hamas's Use of Drones Against Israel?, KPCC, JULY 15, 2014.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, To The Point: Big Business Is Ready for Drones, but What About the Feds?, KCRW, JUNE 12, 2014.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, All Sides with Ann Fisher: Tech Tuesday: Driverless Car, Drone Journalism, Gadgets, WOSU, MAY 6, 2014.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Morning Edition: Drone Manufacturers Confident Domestic Industry Will Grow, NPR, AUG. 15, 2013.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Weekend Edition Sunday: How A 'Drone Court' Might Work, NPR, MARCH 31, 2013.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. Drones and the Fourth Amendment, 113th Cong. 19-31 (2013).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, "Targeting Is A President's Duty, Not a Judge's", The New York Times (Feb. 5, 2013).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Quoted in, What Drones Can Do For You, NAT'L J., APR. 11, 2013.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Quoted in, The Wonderful World of Drones, NAT'L J., MARCH 7, 2013.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Speaker, Address on Surveillance by Law Enforcement Drones and Targeted Killings Under International Law, Various Locations and Dates.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Presenter, Federalist Society's Junior Scholars Workshop, (June 8, 2013).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Presenter, Hamilton Society's Summer Leadership Conference, (June 15, 2013).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Panelist, The Law of Cyberwarfare: Can the Current Legal Regime Hack It?, American University (Nov. 8, 2013).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Quoted in, Drone Strikes Blur the Laws of War, TORONTO STAR, FEB. 2, 2013.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Quoted in, NSA Leaks Investigation Could Be Unique Challenge for Rosenstein, BALTIMORE SUN, JUNE 17, 2012.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, All Things Considered: Drones Drifting into Markets Outside War Zones, NPR, AUG. 13, 2012.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, All Tech Considered: Report From the Drone Convention: Unmanned Vehicles Find New Uses, NPR, AUG. 9, 2012.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, "Why Obama Chose SEALS, Not Drones", Foreign Policy Magazine Online (May 2011).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Speaker, Audience Response Systems, Technology Learning Faculty Seminar, Pepperdine University (Sept. 2011).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. The U.S. Strategy to Counter Jihadist Websites, 111th Cong. 23-51 (2010).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Morning Edition: As Support Fades, Al-Qaida Shows Signs of Decline, NPR, APR. 26, 2010.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Quoted in, Will Reading WikiLeaks Cost Students Jobs With the Federal Government?, TORONTO STAR, FEB. 2, 2010.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Kevin Whitelaw, In Sept. 11 Trial, Lots of Evidence, But No Slam-Dunk, NPR, NOV. 25, 2009.
  • Gregory S. McNeal, "The Terrorist and the Grid", The New York Times (Aug. 14, 2006).
  • Gregory S. McNeal, Panelist, International Organizations and the Use of Force, American Branch of the International Law Association (Oct. 7, 2013).

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