Maritime Law Expert Discusses U.S. Strategic Interests as China Pushes Farther into Contested Waters
New York, December 23, 2015—The United States must keep a steady hand on the tiller as China expands its sovereignty claims there by constructing new islands, lighthouses, ports, and military airstrips, unnerving its Asian neighbors, said U.S. naval law expert Retired Commander James Kraska, in a discussion session with students at Columbia Law School.
|Retired Commander James Kraska, an expert on|
U.S. naval law, spoke with Columbia Law School
students on tensions in the South China Sea
between China and its neighbors.
|Professor Matthew Waxman, right, co-chair of Columbia Law School's Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security and adjunct senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, introduced Kraska and moderated the discussion.|
|Ryan Santicola '16 LL.M. Jessica Pyle '16 LL.M., |
members of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG),
are on a 10-month leave to earn their master’s degree in law
as part of the Law School’s Roger Hertog Program on Law and
National Security’s elite JAG Scholars program.
The two Navy JAGs are joined this year at the Law School by officers in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps., making this the first time members of all four of the services are enrolled as LL.M. students at the same time.