September 8, 2009 09:24 Age: 5 yrs

Maj. Jackson to Speak at Emory Law on Sept. 9

Maj. Jon S. Jackson will discuss his experiences as military defense counsel at the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay at 12:15 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Emory Law in Room 1E. This event is free and open to the public. It is presented by Emory Lawís International Humanitarian Law Clinic.

Maj. Jackson is the lead military defense counsel for Mustafa Ahmed al Hawsawi, who is charged with assisting with the Sept. 11 attacks.

Prior to his assignment at the Office of Military Commissions, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Maj. Jackson was the deputy chief for the U.S. Armyís Defense Counsel Assistance Program. He also was an associate professor of criminal law at the U.S. Armyís Judge Advocate Generalís School, an American Bar Association-accredited graduate school located on the University of Virginia campus. Prior to teaching, Maj. Jackson served as a defense counsel in Europe.

Maj. Jackson has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

He was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in aerospace engineering. He earned his JD from the University of Memphis School of Law and holds a masterís of law in criminal law from the Judge Advocate Generalís Legal Center and School.

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