John J. Hoeffner

John J. Hoeffner was appointed co-editor of the Journal on Migration and Human Security in 2015. Mr. Hoeffner is an attorney, and his varied law career has included stints at several law firms and at the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. He also clerked for Judge Lawrence W. Pierce on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has taught at Villanova University, Georgetown University Law Center, and American University Washington College of Law. He received his professional law degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and holds a master’s degree in law from Georgetown University Law Center. At St. John’s, he was editor-in-chief of the St. John’s Law Review and The Catholic Lawyer. He has written numerous articles on immigration and other topics. He is also the author of one book, Stepping Out of the Brain Drain: Applying Catholic Social Teaching in a New Era of Migration, which he wrote with his wife and fellow JMHS editor, Michele Pistone. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hoeffner served as a military policeman in the US Army.