Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing, Legal Writing II
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After serving as a Reserve Naval Officer and graduating from Rutgers Law School, Professor Strickland worked for the law firm of Hill Wallack in Princeton, New Jersey. A year later, he joined the Air Force JAG Corps, including duties as a prosecutor for the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England; a trial defense counsel supporting the 32nd Fighter Group at Soesterberg Air Base, the Netherlands; a staff officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General in the Pentagon; the Chief of Military Justice for the 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.; and as an instructor at the Air Force Judge Advocate Generalís School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Professor Strickland also served as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, where he was involved in the first Air Force capital murder case in over ten years.
Professor Strickland completed his Air Force JAG career as the Chief Appellate Defense Counsel and Deputy Chief of the Appellate Defense Division, representing Air Force members convicted of serious offenses at courts-martial. He directed the Divisionís legal practice before the military appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Professor Strickland retired from the Air Force in 2008 in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel, just before joining the Howard faculty. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals; the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; and the United States Supreme Court.
updated: November 27, 2012