Advanced Crimes and Defenses (JAG)(SC)

Section 3, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 1/4
Credits: 1
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1430-1620
  • JAG
01/18/2023 03/01/2023
*“R” means Thursday

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 Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

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

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually 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 NICHOLSON AND LTC BROUSSARD. This course meets at the JAG School during its 3rd Quarter, January 17- March 10, 2023. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. NOTE: 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 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 intends to finalize the roster of approved UVA Law students in this course by Nov. 21st.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, March 08, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, March 12, 11:59 PM