About the Center for the Rule of Law
Dr. Robert J. Goldstein, Distinguished Professor and Director of the West Point Center for the Rule of Law
The CROL provides a world-class forum for thoughtful national and international legal debate and policy development to advance the rule of law.
We hold conferences and symposia each academic year on current challenging issues. They attract renowned experts in domestic and international law, leading to the vigorous exchange of ideas and discussion.
Center Mission Statement:
1. To position West Point — as the premiere institution in the world for both academic excellence and military leadership — to take a leading role in the promotion of the rule of law as essential to our security, prosperity, and identity as a nation founded upon this ideal.
2. To educate and imbue the present and future leaders of our Army and our nation with a sophisticated appreciation for the rule of law as a central tenet of our professional military ethic, fostering a deep understanding of the principles underlying the rule of law.
3. To inspire and contribute meaningfully to cutting-edge, national and international legal debate and policy development vital to the future of our nation and the world.
The Center was established in 2009 to serve as a conduit for world-class legal scholarship and academic exploration. Professor Sali Rakower served as the first CROL director.
Cadets and faculty at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama