Scott Anderson is serving this year as a fellow in Columbia Law School’s National Security Law Program. Anderson is researching and writing several academic and policy papers while assisting in the development of new seminars and mentoring students interested in national security careers. Scott was previously a fellow at the Brookings Institution (where he continues to work part time in a shared arrangement with Columbia Law School). He previously served as an attorney at the U.S. State Department, including as legal adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and Yale Law School, and he is a senior editor for Lawfare, an online publication dedicated to national security law.