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Developing Warrior Lawyers: Why it's Time to Create a Joint Service Law of War Academy


Geoffrey S. Corn


South Texas College of Law


Military Review, May-June 2006

Abstract:     
This article critiques the current military legal education paradigm. It asserts that one lesson from the Iraq War is that there is no longer sufficient justification to disperse law of war education for military attorneys among the different service Judge Advocate General's (JAG) schools. Instead, the Department of Defense should consolidate the substantial expertise that exists throughout the military legal community into one center of excellence: a Joint Service Law of War Academy. This article asserts that such a center of excellence is essential to fully prepare military legal advisors for the demands of the modern battlefield.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: law of war, law of armed conflict, humanitarian law, military law, JAG

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K40

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Date posted: February 15, 2007  

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Corn, Geoffrey S., Developing Warrior Lawyers: Why it's Time to Create a Joint Service Law of War Academy. Military Review, May-June 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=962508

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South Texas College of Law ( email )
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States
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