Wednesday, January 30, 2008

JAGMAG is back -- and military justicier than ever

There's a new JAG Magazine in the virtual newstands, available here. This issue has several items that will interest military justice practitioners. The cover article is about the Naval Justice School. Daniel Webster said of Dartmouth, "It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it!" Peroration, The Dartmouth College Case (Mar. 10, 1818). That's how I feel about the Naval Justice School. Hanging proudly on my office wall is my "Profeesor of Law Emeritus" certificate--the traditional memento for departing faculty members. So I was particularly pleased when the cover article wasted no time in claiming bragging rights: "Naval Justice School (NJS), the oldest of the three JAG schools, began in Port Hueneme, Calif., in 1942 and relocated to Newport, R.I., in 1950." (Perhaps detracting from the luster, though, the article is dated January 30, 2007. Should that read "2008," or did it take a year to get it online?) The Naval Justice School schedule, on pages 8 and 9, includes several courses for military justice practitioners, including Computer Crimes (Newport, 19-23 May), Defending Complex Cases (Newport, 18-22 Aug), Defense Trial Training (Newport, 12-16 May), Litigating National Security Cases (Andrews AFB, 29 Apr - 1 May), Prosecuting Complex Cases (Newport, 11-15 Aug), Effective Courtroom Communication (Norfolk, 29 Oct - 2 Nov), and Effective Courtroom Communication (San Diego, 28 Jan - 1 Feb).

The issue also includes CDR Pete Schmid's article, How To Guide for Litigating Classified Information Cases on pages 16-17.

Military justice appellate practitioners will be interested in an article about four NMCCA judges sitting on the Court of Military Commission review on pages 18-19.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yawn. I'd rather read Amos n Andy.