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The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Criminal Law Department

The Criminal Law Department of The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville, VA, provides basic and graduate core instruction in such diverse subjects such as evidence, crimes and defenses, self-incrimination, sixth amendment, discovery, jurisdiction, mental responsibility, pretrial restraint and speedy trial, search and seizure, capital litigation, pleas and pretrial agreements, improper relationships and fraternization, sentencing, unlawful command influence, professional responsibility, and post-trial procedures and appeals. Among the many corresponding electives, built upon the core curriculum and available to the students, are: Analysis of the Military Justice System, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Ethics in Military Justice, Advanced Evidence, Advanced Substantive Criminal Law, Military Justice Management, and Recent Developments in Criminal Law. The Department also provides, at overseas locations, such courses as New Developments in Criminal Law, Military Judge Course, Military Justice Management Course, and the Criminal Law Advocacy Course. The various documents that are linked below are not “official” publications, but are intended for instructional convenience for the military judge advocate student as well as an introduction to the law and to the primary sources of that law.


Criminal Law Deskbook, 2019 Criminal Law Deskbook, January 2019
Report of the Military Justice Review Group, 2015 Report of the Military Justice Review Group, December 2015
Manual for Courts-Martial, 2019 Manual for Courts-Martial, 2019

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