Terminal Learning Objectives:
This independent study course is intended to provide a general introduction to the legal concepts, structure, and personnel of the United State Military Justice System. This self-study course contains 10-modules designed to cover the basics of the Military Justice System.
By the completion of the training modules, candidates should have an understanding of the following:
· The Criminal Law Desk-book, including a general understanding of pleadings, scope, offenses, and defenses.
· The Manual for Courts-Martial: what it contains and how to use its information.
· The Military Judge’s Bench-book, how it is used by the Military Judge during the course of litigation and its impact on Courts-Martial.
· The UCMJ and its contents, such as provisions on the composition of the personnel of a Court-Martial and trial procedure.
· Non-judicial punishment and the limitations and specifications involved.
· The rights of accused and the procedure involved with “Article 15” hearings.
· Effective and organized communication skills for the purpose of oral presentation before the military court.
The course includes the following general topics/lessons:
Practicing Military Justice
Criminal Law Deskbook
2012 Manual for Courts Martial
Military Judge’s Benchbook
Courts Martial Generally
Commanding Officers’ Non-judicial Punishment
Direct and Cross-examination
Non-judicial Punishment Hearing and Advocacy Points