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Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing I and Legal Writing II

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Professor Morris Davis was recently the Executive Director and Counsel of the Crimes of War Education Project in Washington, D.C. where he directed an international non-governmental organization to enhance global public awareness of international humanitarian law, highlight violations of the laws of war and mitigate the suffering of innocents caught in the midst of armed conflicts. Previously, he was the Assistant Director and Senior Specialist in National Security, Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; Director of the Air Force Judiciary at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.; Chief Prosecutor for Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at the Pentagon and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Senior Attorney and Legal Advisor to the Commander at Twentieth Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY; Director of Legal Information Technology, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL; and Assistant Dean of the Air Force Law School in Montgomery, AL. He has an extensive list of publications and op-eds related to national security, human rights and international humanitarian law.

Professor Davis received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Juris Doctor from N.C. Central University School of Law in Durham, NC, LLM in Military Law-Government Procurement Law from the U.S. Army JAG School in Charlottesville, VA and LLM in Government Procurement Law from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel after 25 years of service. He is a member of the North Carolina and DC bars. He is also a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.


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updated: January 28, 2015