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The Bomber Generals and the New Laws of War: Terror, Romance, and American Air Power
Distinguished Lecture in Global Security Law & Policy
presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
MAR 20, 2008
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • The legal and military history of U.S. bombing since World War II

  • Legality of orders, weapons, armed conflict and the role of public opinion in shaping judicial decisions.

  • The impact of charismatic leaders on military power, the romanticization of air power, and the history of civilian targeting in U.S. warfare.

Speaker Information
Elizabeth Hillman
Visiting Professor, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Elizabeth L. Hillman is Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. Her work focuses on U.S. military law and history since the mid-20th century, especially the definition and prosecution of military crime and the role of gender and sexuality in military law and culture. She authored Defending America: Military Culture and the Cold War Court-Martial (Princeton University Press, 2005) and co-authored Military Justice: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis, 2007, w/ Fidell and Sullivan). For 2007-08, she is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. There will be NO CHARGE for the 1 hour of CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Hillman Bibliography

· National Air Force Memorial
· Bio of Gen. Curtis Emerson LeMay
· The Manhattan Project

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