Book Talk: Military History: A Very Short Introduction

February 17, 2017

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library, American Constitution Society at YLS, and the Yale Law Veteran’s Association for a Book Talk with Eugene Fidell on his latest book, Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction. Commentary provided by Prof. Mike Wishnie ’93. March 1, 2017, 6:10 - 7:00pm, SLB 121.

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction presents an accessible and honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military justice in both common law countries and those with other legal traditions, with particular emphasis on the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It integrates a description of the US military justice system with a comparative view of civilian and foreign models for the administration of justice, including the increasingly important focus on human rights. The military is the rare part of contemporary society that enjoys the privilege of policing the behavior of its own members, with special courts and a separate body of rules.

Eugene R. Fidell is Senior Research Scholar in Law and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law.

Michael J. Wishnie ’93 is the Deputy Dean for Experiential Education; William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law; and Director, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

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