John Cary Sims
Professor of Law
A.B., Georgetown University
J.D., Harvard University
Professor Sims clerked for Judge Frank M. Coffin (Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit). For 11 years, he was an attorney for the Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C. founded by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Professor Sims handled a wide range of complex cases at all levels of the state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. He was involved in several significant constitutional cases, including Chadha v. INS and Snepp v. United States. His primary research interests involve human rights, and problems arising under the First Amendment. Professor Sims is a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, a peer-reviewed law review devoted to the broad range of issues related to national defense.
Courses: Constitutional Law, International Protection of Human Rights, Professional Responsibility