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|LAW 809 - The Constitution and the Military|
An original seminar paper and active participation are required. This seminar may be taken for Upper Level Writing Requirement credit.
My seminar may well be the first like this anywhere and it springs from multiple past experiences and lifelong interests. We will explore the political and constitutional origin of the central premise that control of American military forces is in civilian hands and look at how that duty and power has been exercised from George (Washington) to George (you know who). An in-depth examination of the evolving constitutional meaning of the President's Article II Commander-in-Chief role is central.
The evolution of military law - procedural, substantive and appellate - is the second prime seminar focus. Peculiarly military crimes such as "Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman" (or woman these days) and Desertion and Cowardice in the Face of the Enemy will be studied in an historical perspective.
Contact Prof. Ralph Stein if you want to know more.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Seminar
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