Saturday, May 17, 2014

Training client-ready military law school grads? Yup, there's an article for that!

Before seeing this article, I confess I didn't know there were military law schools in the U.S. (also here and here)  If you're interested in legal skills pedagogy in that specialized context, then this article by Staff Judge Advocate and U.S.A.F. Col. Lisa Turner is certainly one to consult.  It's called Developing Client-Ready Practitioners: Learning How To Practice National Security Law at Military Law Schools and is available at 7 J. Nat'l Sec. L. & Pol'y 1 (2014). From the abstract:

The demand for trained and educated national security lawyers, including those in the military, is not going to lessen. The challenge is to meet the increasing demand with shrinking resources. The military services must first identify national security law as a core, mission-essential discipline. The services should integrate the joint and perhaps inter-agency legal community into the existing process for identifying and deconflicting legal education requirements. The services should also consider whether lawyers can learn certain aspects of national security law through civilian legal education and distance learning rather than brick-and-mortar military schoolhouses.


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