In today’s ever-changing environment, it is important to understand the interconnectedness of military and civilian life, the role law has in governing the use of military force, and how the U.S. government seeks to reduce civilian casualties in active combat environments.
Having been deployed in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel Steven Gariepy draws on his first-hand military experience to confront these issues and how the U.S., and its NATO allies, address the legal and humanitarian complications related with military action. Presenting on topics, including “International Humanitarian Law in Practice” and “Mitigating Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan: The Applicability of International Human Rights Law during Military Operations,” Lieutenant Colonel Gariepy applies practical knowledge and experience to complex, multi-layered issues in a manner his audience can understand.
Lieutenant Colonel Steven Gariepy is currently an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, focusing on constitutional and international law. In addition, since 2000, he has been a military lawyer for the United States Judge Advocate Generals Corps. He earned his B.S. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. Furthermore, Lieutenant Colonel Gariepy received his first LL.M. from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and his LL.M in international law from Columbia University School of Law.
The New England Law Review is proud and honored to feature Lieutenant Colonel Steven Gariepy’s article, Executive War Powers: Your Strength is Just an Accident Owed to the Weakness of Others, for our online supplement to the New England Law Review, On Remand. Be sure to read the full article coming soon to On Remand v.50.