3.15.2009

Lawyers at War: Military Justice, Contractor Liability, and Establishing the Rule of Law in Iraq

A friend, neighbor, and classmate sent me this notice about another interesting speaker tomorrow here at Tulane (besides poet Billy Collins in the evening):

Date:                 Monday, March 16, 2009
Time:                2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:         Room 157, Weinmann Hall, Tulane Law School
City/Town:      New Orleans, LA


"Cal Cunningham recently returned from Iraq after a year of decorated service as the senior trial counsel in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, at Camp Victory in Baghdad. In Iraq, Captain Cunningham’s work resulted in a comprehensive system for ensuring contractors are held responsible for crimes committed while in Iraq, and he personally served as the lead trial counsel for the first court-martial of a civilian since the Vietnam War.

Cunningham, now returned to private practice with Kilpatrick Stockton in Winston-Salem, NC, will be giving his presentation “Lawyers at War: Military Justice, Contractor Liability and Establishing the Rule of Law in Iraq.” Cunningham was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service for his active role in overseeing 27 staff attorneys, 70 paralegals, and personally advising the commanding general with Congressional delegation visits, including the visit by then-Senator Barack Obama."