All posts by Lisa L. Turner

Col. Lisa L. Turner is Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for Air Mobility Command, US Air Force. She previously served as SJA for Air Education and Training Command, US Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, and as an instructor at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School.

Developing Client-Ready Practitioners: Learning How to Practice National Security Law at Military Law Schools

The demand for trained and educated national security lawyers, including those in the military, is not going to lessen. The challenge is to meet the increasing demand with shrinking resources. The military services must first identify national security law as a core, mission-essential discipline. The services should integrate the joint and perhaps inter-agency legal community into the existing process for identifying and deconflicting legal education requirements. The services should also consider whether lawyers can learn certain aspects of national security law through civilian legal education and distance learning rather than brick-and-mortar military schoolhouses.