1 December 2016, 15:00-16:00
Register start 22 November 2016
Register end 2 December 2016
In a context where modern combat operations raise complex operational and legal challenges, where respect for the law is often key to mission success, military legal advisers play an increasingly important role in operations. Who are these legal advisers and how are they trained? Where are they located in the command structure? What type of legal advice do they provide during operation planning and during combat? How can they support the commander while setting limits to his/her actions?
Drawing on 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army, mostly as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen will highlight the importance of the legal adviser’s role in today’s combat operations and the conditions enabling good legal support to the commander.
Eric Talbot Jensen is Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. He is a Former Judge Advocate and former Chief of International Law for the U.S. Army
The Military Briefings are open to Geneva Academy’s students only. Interested students need to register to attend this event.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
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