Gary D. Solis

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Gary D. Solis
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
Alma mater San Diego State University (B.A), the University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D.), George Washington University Law School (LL.M.), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D.)
Occupation Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer Georgetown University Law Center
Known for Expert in the laws of war
Notable work(s) The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War (Cambridge University Press 2010)

Gary D. Solis (born 1941)[1] is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and an Adjunct Professor of Law who teaches the laws of war at the Georgetown University Law Center.[2][3] He is an expert on the laws of war.[4]

He attended San Diego State University (B.A), the University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D.), George Washington University Law School (LL.M.), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D.).

Before his academic career, Solis served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps.[5] He is a former military judge advocate and Marine prosecutor.[6][7]

He previously taught on the LSE's law faculty for three years, and served on the faculty of the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy (West Point).[8][9] For six years he headed West Point's law of war program, in 2007 he was a Library of Congress scholar in residence, and he is on the teaching faculty of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in San Remo, Italy.

Solis authored Marines and Military Law in Vietnam, as well as Son Thang: An American War Crime and The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War (Cambridge University Press 2010).

References[edit]

  1. ^ date & year of birth according to LCNAF CIP data
  2. ^ "Georgetown Law - J.D. Adjunct Faculty". Law.georgetown.edu. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Von Zielbauer, Paul (July 21, 2007). "No Time in Prison for Marine Convicted of Kidnapping Iraqi". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ García, Michelle (October 13, 2006). "Prison Atrocities Close to Home, Far From This Century". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Crimes Of War Project > Expert Analysis". Crimesofwar.org. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Carolyn (November 7, 2006). "Third Guilty Plea in Killing Of Iraqi by a Marine Patrol". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ Watkins, Thomas (June 16, 2006). "Lawyers: Threats Used Against Marines". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Faculty and Staff". Dean.usma.edu. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]