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James A. Schoettler, Jr.


Assistant General Counsel, USEC Inc., Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A. (International Studies), Johns Hopkins; M.S. (Foreign Service), J.D., Georgetown

B.A. (International Studies), General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins and Johns Hopkins Bologna Center; M.S. (Foreign Service), J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Schoettler is...

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B.A. (International Studies), General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins and Johns Hopkins Bologna Center; M.S. (Foreign Service), J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Schoettler is an Assistant General Counsel of USEC Inc., where he practices public and private international law in the field of nuclear energy. From 1983 until 2003, he served on both active duty and in the Reserves as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate, retiring in 2013 as a colonel.  For 20 years, he served as a Reservist in the U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General, including as the Assistant Chief (IMA) of the International and Operational Law Division, where he contributed to the forthcoming DoD Law of War Manual. His last duty assignment was with the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, where he served as Deputy Counsel and Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Element. Professor Schoettler is the co-author of The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective, published by Oxford University Press (2009; revising forthcoming in 2014) and The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach, published by Wolters Kluwer (2012).

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