Military Justice Society





The purpose of MC Law Military Justice Society is to promote political discussion related to U.S. national and homeland security. The Society facilitates recruitment into the defense community (notably, JAG, DOD, and DOJ), and supports the values of the military legal community.




Homeland Security Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Gavin Smith

November 15, 2011


On November 15, 2011 the Military Justice Society will host a lecture entitled, "The Role of Law and Policy in Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery," presented by Dr. Gavin Smith.  Dr. Smith currently serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence: Natural Disasters. Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management located at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has also served as the Director of the Mississippi Governor's Office of Recovery and Renewal following Hurricane Katrina.


Dr. Smith will lecture about his recent book, "Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: A Review of the United States Disaster Assistance Framework."  Copies of the book will be available.  The lecture will take place in the CNF from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.  There will be a lunch provided.  Attendees may use the parking lot directly across from the law school.


Veterans Advocacy Clinic

November 10, 2011


On November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Mississippi Army National Guard JAG will host its annual Veterans Advocacy Clinic.  The clinic will take place at the VA Medical Center located in Jackson, MS.  Student volunteers are needed.


533 Military and Operational Law Credit, 2 sem. hrs. 

The study of the evolution of military law culminating in the current version of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The practice of criminal law in the military will be compared with that of Federal and State criminal practice to include a comparison of th grand jury system with the Article 32 investigation, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Military Rules of Evidence, and the conduct of civilian criminal trials with courtsmartial. This course will also examine the status of the service member when serving in a foreign country, the applicability of local foreign law to military operations, and the authority of the Foreign Claims Act to provide payment for damage caused by military operations.


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