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Judicial Review of Military Justice Proceedings: Current Issues and Constitutional Perspectives (formerly: Judicial Review of Military Justice Proceedings: Separation and Sharing of Powers in Historical Perspective)
Professor Andrew Effron
J.D. Seminar 1106 | 2 credit hours
This seminar will explore the evolving relationship between military and civilian judicial proceedings, a subject of increasing importance to members of the armed forces and civilians. The course will address selected topics, including developments in the law regarding combat-related offenses, disclosure of classified information, sexual abuse, military jurisdiction over civilians, military commissions, and other aspects of military law. 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 bench memo analyzing a composite case based upon topics covered in the course. The bench memo exercise will focus on enhancing research and writing skills, and will utilize a practical format commonly employed in the appellate environment. The seminar is designed for students interested in national security, judicial review, and the exercise of military jurisdiction in a modern setting.
Recommended: Constitutional Law I and either Criminal Justice (or the equivalent Democracy and Coercion) or Criminal Procedure.