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Judicial Review of Military Justice Proceedings: Current Issues and Constitutional Perspectives
Professor Andrew Effron
J.D. Seminar 1106 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
This seminar will address the relationship between courts-martial and civilian judicial proceedings, focusing on the allocation of responsibilities in the military justice system to commanders, judges, and lawyers. Specific topics will include the contemporary debates regarding sexual misconduct and combat-related offenses. The assigned readings will utilize materials available on the internet, including judicial decisions, legislative and regulatory materials, and law review articles. The seminar paper will take the form of a draft judicial opinion based upon topics covered in the course. The seminar is designed for students interested in national security, judicial review, and the constitutional allocation of legislative, executive, and judicial powers.
Recommended: Constitutional Law I and either Criminal Justice (or Democracy and Coercion) or Criminal Procedure.
Note: WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 11, 2016, through Friday, January 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This course is mandatory pass/fail and will not count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students.