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LAW 1317 v00 : Military, Veterans and Society

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pec42 Carter, Phillip
LAW 1317 v00: Military, Veterans and Society
Military, Veterans and Society
M 11:10a-1:10p (1/14/19 - 4/27/19 at Georgetown Law); F 12:00-4:00p (2/1/19, 2/15/19 at the Center for a New American Security)
Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Students should have some familiarity with the national security agency structure.

Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum course and a clinic or another practicum course. Students may concurrently enroll in this practicum course and an externship.

This practicum course is open to LL.M. students, space permitting. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission.

This practicum may be suitable for evening students who can commit to attending class and participating in 10 hours/week of project work.

This is a four-credit course. Two credits will be awarded for seminar, and two credits will be awarded for approximately 10 hours of project work per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks. Both the seminar and the project work will be graded.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and project components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and project components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing veterans and military personnel, force structure and readiness issues, and civil-military relations.

Mr. Carter began his career as an Army officer, serving for several years in the active and reserve components as a military police and civil affairs officer.  He deployed to Iraq in 2005-06, where he served as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police in the Diyala province, and worked closely with the State Department’s Provincial Reconstruction Team.  After coming home, Mr. Carter became increasingly involved in veterans and national security policy issues.   In 2007, Mr. Carter helped stand up the Obama campaign’s veterans policy committee; in 2008, he joined the campaign as its national veterans director, responsible for policy and political engagement with the veterans and military community. In 2009, Mr. Carter served as a political appointee in the Obama administration, responsible for detainee policy issues. 

In addition to his military and government experience, Mr. Carter has worked in the private sector as an attorney and business leader.  From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Carter served as chief operating officer and counsel for Caerus Associates, a private-sector strategy and design firm. Prior to that, Mr. Carter practiced law with a major international law firm, where his work focused on government contracts, export controls, and national security law.  Mr. Carter authored briefs in the landmark national security cases Hamdan v. Rumsfeld(relating to military commissions at Guantanamo Bay), FAIR vs. Rumsfeld (relating to military recruiting on university campuses) and Al-Aulaqi v. Obama (a challenge to U.S. targeting of al Qaeda personnel in Yemen).  Mr. Carter continues to practice law as counsel with the law firm Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC, focusing on government contracts and national security law.

Mr. Carter currently teaches as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and serves on the editorial board of the Journal for National Security Law & Policy.  He writes extensively on legal and national security issues, and comments on national security issues as @Carter_PE on Twitter. 

A native of Southern California, Mr. Carter attended college and law school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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