Prof. Ghiotto joined the Campbell Law faculty in Fall 2017 and teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, and National Security Law. His research and scholarship explore the intersection of these areas. He is a dedicated scholar and teacher, with his works appearing in the Harvard National Security Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, and the University of Baltimore Law Review, while also being selected by the Campbell Law student body as “Professor of the Year” in academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
Prof. Ghiotto is also active in Campbell Law’s nationally recognized advocacy program, where he regularly teaches trial advocacy, coaches competitive advocacy teams, and previously served as director of advocacy. In doing so, he draws on his nearly twelve years of experience as a judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force. While serving as an active duty judge advocate, Prof. Ghiotto prosecuted a wide range of felonies, served as an Air Staff legal advisor to the Air Force’s Judge Advocate General, and performed special duties at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Legal Policy Board, in its investigation and report to the Secretary of Defense regarding the military services responses to civilian casualties caused by American service members in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prof. Ghiotto also deployed to Parwan Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he represented the United States in over 100 Detainee Review Board hearings. He continues to serve in the rank of lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Prof. Ghiotto is a proud product of Chicago’s south-suburbs. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Illinois, his Master of Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force’s prestigious Air Command and Staff College, and his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.