* 4th Annual National Security Law Junior Faculty Workshop/IHL Training
For the past three years, Geoff Corn and I have had the great pleasure of putting on a unique workshop event loosely directed toward junior scholars working on national security law issues as well as JAGs. The basic idea is a two day event involving both the workshopping of draft articles and presentations and discussions in the nature of IHL training. Both JAGs and civilian law faculty (and sometimes would-be law faculty) attend, with the instruction provided by a mix of Army JAG faculty from the International and Operational Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s School and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The first event occurred at Wake Forest School of Law, and the most recent two have been here in Austin at UT. This year, however, we’ll be heading out to Charlottesville, where the Army JAG School has graciously agreed to host. We continue to have the good fortune, too, of ICRC support, for which we are quite grateful. Our core aim to build bridges between civilian academia and military lawyers, and over the past three years we think we’ve had a lot of success in that regard. This year promises to be the best yet.
All of which is a long way of telling you to save the dates: Thursday May 19th and Friday May 20th (you’ll want to get there by the evening of the 18th, and we’ll have an icebreaker that night). Note that space for the event may be limited depending on the volume of expressions of interest. As in the past, moreover, we’ll be selecting no more than a handful of papers for presentation at the workshop. I’ll have more details soon about when drafts or abstracts should be submitted for consideration.