One of the most active student groups on campus is the Military Law Society (MILLAW), and two recent events underscored their high visibility in the building. The first was a career panel, cosponsored by MILLAW, the Maritime Law Society, and our Office of Career Development, which brought to campus military lawyers from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Joining the panel was a representative from the Department of the Navy’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS).
Students were exposed to the different areas of law that each branch focuses on and learned about the opportunities available in the military to practice law. Panelists talked about their respective career paths, their service’s judge advocate ascension programs and ability to specialize in an area of law, and each services’ culture. The panelists answered a number of questions posed by the student body, both during and after the event.
From left to right: Staff Sergeant Todd Rose (’15); Garrett Borrosh (’15); Josh Savelkoul (’16); Alison Bittl (’15); Lieutenant Kristen Anastos, USN; Captain Paul Shea, USA; Commander Scotch Perdue, USN; Commander Mike Fazio, USCG; Captain David Lee, USMC; Major Lee Waters, USAF; First Lieutenant Tunde Adepegba (’14); Career Development Dean Veronica Paricio, First Lieutenant Elizabeth McNamara (’14).
MILLAW also spearheaded the recognition of Veterans Day in the School of Law. While last year was a high visibility event, featuring both United States Senators http://law.rwu.edu/blog/student-group-celebrates-veterans-day-hosting-dignitaries-honoring-rwu-armed-forces-connection, this year focused on the plight of POWs and MIAs, with a stark tableau reminding us not to forget those left behind.