Rule of Law in Wartime: The Issues and the Academic Program


On March 6th, Professors Derek Jinks and Scott Sullivan of the University of Texas School of Law, along with a few of their students, discussed their unique law seminar, in which students work closely with the instructors in the legal representation of individuals detained at the US military base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The casework serves as a vehicle for the exploration of several issues that have broader jurisprudential significance for the role of law in war, and topics covered in the course include the designation of persons as “enemy combatants;” military tribunals; detention; interrogation; and the role of the judiciary in time of war.

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