In fall 2017, Professor Anthony “Tony” Ghiotto joined Campbell Law School, where he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law and Trial Advocacy. Professor Ghiotto’s scholarship focuses on legislative, judicial and political remedies to protect individual liberties and rights in times of constitutional dysfunction. He especially explores constitutional dysfunction and potential remedies in the realms of Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment jurisprudence as well as in national security matters.
Prior to joining the Campbell Law faculty, Professor Ghiotto spent nearly 12 years as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force. While serving as an active duty judge advocate, Professor Ghiotto prosecuted a wide range of felonies, served as a staff attorney at the Air Force’s military justice headquarters, and performed duties as a Staff Judge Advocate. As a Staff Judge Advocate, Professor Ghiotto served as the principal legal advisor to the Wing Commander, all subordinate commanders, directly supervised a legal office consisting of twenty legal professionals, and was responsible for the provision of legal services to more than 3,000 active duty personnel and their dependents.
Professor Ghiotto deployed to Parwan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his six-month deployment, Professor Ghiotto represented the United States in more than 100 hundred detainee review board hearings. He also 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 servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Professor Ghiotto is a graduate of the Air Force’s prestigious Air Command and Staff College, earning a master’s degree in Military Operations and Science with Academic Distinction. He separated honorably from the Air Force in 2017, having been selected to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He continues to serve as a judge advocate with the Georgia Air National Guard.