United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate Program Information Session

Date and Times: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room G13
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Join Captain William Keller and Pitt Law alumni David Coogan and Devin Winklosky (Marine Judge Advocates, Jones Day Attorneys) to learn more about specific programs and opportunities available with Marine JAG. This presentation will range from topics on eligibility requirements and application process for internship programs (paid/unpaid) and post-graduate positions to the responsibilities of a newly minted attorney with Marine JAG.

All students are encouraged to attend and should RSVP. Lunch will be provided and business casual attire is recommended though students should feel free to attend even in more relaxed attire.

During the Obama administration, a policy directive was issued to the military that would have allowed for the recruitment of transgender individuals. The Trump administration reversed this directive in an August 25, 2017 Presidential Memorandum and ordered the military to maintain a policy of prohibiting the recruitment of transgender individuals, pending further study. The University is required by several federal laws, including the Solomon Amendment, to permit the military to recruit on-campus, despite the fact that its recruitment policy directly conflicts with the University of Pittsburgh's Non-Discrimination Policy. Compliance with these laws should not be construed as agreement with the ban against the recruitment of transgender individuals. To the contrary, the University remains committed to diversity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and equal protection under the law. For additional information on the University's stance, please visit https://www.diversity.pitt.edu/diversity-resources/lgbtqia/community-mes...