♦This event is by invitation only♦

The YANKEE Operational Law Symposium series is the primary professional continuing education event for international and operational law specialists in the Navy Reserve Law Program, but draws a large, multi-service audience of Guard, Reserve, and active duty judge advocates.


The 2012 symposium will consist of a full-day program on Saturday, September 22, a reception in the late afternoon (optional) and a half-day program on Sunday, September 23.


Topics to be explored are:


Developments in the Law of Armed Conflict

Anti-Terrorist Operations

Law of Naval Operations


Cyber Warfare

Military Commissions

& other critical areas


Confirmed presentations include:


Maritime Security Operations

Professor Dr. Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Stockton Professor of International Law, U.S. Naval War College


Cyber War and International Law

Professor Michael Schmitt, Chair, International Law Department, U.S. Naval War College


Belligerent Status of Auxiliary Vessels under International Law: Current Issues

Captain James Crisfield, U.S. Navy, formerly Director, International and Operational Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy


US Policy on Additional Protocol I

LtCol George Cadwalader, Jr., USMC, Executive Officer, Naval Justice School


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