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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 3:30-5:30p
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 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 A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and project components.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 director of the Personnel & Resources Program within the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) at the RAND Corporation. As such, he manages a research portfolio focused on personnel policy, organizational change, policy implementation, and resourcing.

Carter has a diverse background in public service, policy, and the private sector. He began his career as an Army officer, serving for more than 9 years, including a combat tour (2005-06) in Iraq as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police. He later practiced acquisition and procurement law in the private sector, managed a start-up government contractor supporting DoD and other agencies, and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee policy. Prior to joining RAND, Carter led a research program at the Center for a New American Security focused on veterans and military personnel. He has also served on advisory or governance boards for nonprofit organizations serving the veterans and national security community, as well as on DoD's Reserve Forces Policy Board.

Carter is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches a course on national security business law, and a research seminar on military personnel and veterans policy. He earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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