Advanced Crimes and Defenses (JAG)(SC)

Information Introduction

Section 3, Spring 24
Instructor, JAG

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /3
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1430-1620 JAG

Course Description

This elective focuses on crimes and defenses commonly faced by military justice practitioners. Designed with the Chief of Justice (or service equivalent) or Senior Defense Counsel in mind, students will discuss current trends and new developments in common military crimes and defenses, and develop/analyze charging and defense philosophies. This elective will assist practitioners with crafting a case theory, drafting appropriate charges, identifying and formulating defenses and potential motions, as well as assessing and mentoring these skills in subordinates. This elective is broadly structured for both experienced advocates seeking a more advanced understanding as well as those seeking a refresher in this area of the law. Students should gain an understanding of not only how to prepare charges and formulate defenses, but also be able to explain why they decided on a particular approach. Class is a seminar format.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Grades are based on a written submission and participation in class discussions and in-class case briefings.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ MORGAN and MAJ NOTTINGHAM. This course meets at the JAG School during its 3rd Quarter, January 9- March 8, 2024 (NOTE: the course starts before the start of the Law School's spring term and overlaps with the Law School's spring break). Due to weather, holidays, military requirements, etc., individual class sessions at the JAG School are subject to rescheduling on occasion. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request e-form to SRO. SRO will begin collecting enrollment applications at an announced time in the fall term, and the JAG School has final approval for any enrollment requests. The JAG School and Law School intend to finalize the roster of approved UVA Law students in this course by Dec. 1.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124219886

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: International and National Security Law , Law and Technology

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