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Department of Law : jody prescott

Center for the Rule of Law Fellows
prescott_pic.jpgJody M. Prescott

Center for the Rule of Law Senior Fellow
B.A., University of Vermont
J.D., University of Maine
LL.M., Georgetown Law Center
Jody Prescott recently retired from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps after nearly 25 years of active duty service, and now works as an associate legal advisor for Department of Homeland Security.  He has remained with the Center in a private capacity.  At West Point, he taught Constitutional & Military Law and served as the OIC of the Nordic Ski Team.  He continues to write and present on the security aspects of topics such as Gender Mainstreaming, Cyberspace, Alternative Energy and the Responsibility to Protect.  During his Army career, Prescott served in various positions in duty stations including two tours in Germany, two tours in Alaska, a tour in Norway, and a tour in Afghanistan as the chief legal advisor to the ISAF commander. 

Publications include:

  • An International Approach on the Responsibility to Protect, edited by Dr. Gentian Zyberi (planned publication summer 2012) (Chapter 15, NATO and the Responsibility to Protect).
  • NATO Operations Assessment: A Case Study Based on Planning for Transition in Afghanistan, RTO-SAS-091, Chapter 3, Rule of Law (Co-authored with Dr. Ken Holland) (NATO Research and Technology Organization, 2011).
  • The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces, edited by Dr. Dieter Fleck (Oxford University Press, 2001) (Chapter IV-8, Claims).
  • Ruestungsaltlasten: Untersuchung, Probenahme, Sanierung, edited by A. Brandt, J. Beudt, and R. Bousonville (Springer Verlag, 1996) (Chapter 18, Die Rolle des amerikanischen Schadenersatzamts bei der Umweltsanierung).
  • Ridgelines and the National Security Implications of Commercial Wind Energy Development in Vermont (planned publication Spring 2012, Vt. Envtl. L.J.).
  • War by Analogy:  U.S. Cyberspace Strategy and International Humanitarian Law, Royal United Services Institute Journal (Dec. 2011).
  • Detention Status Review Processes in Transnational Armed Conflict: al Maqaleh v. Gates and the Parwan Detention Facility, 5 U. Mass. Roundtable Symp. L.J. (2010).
  • The Development of NATO EBAO Doctrine: Clausewitz’s Theories and the Role of Law in an Evolving Approach to Operations, 27 Penn. St. Int'l L. Rev. (Summer 2008).
  • Training in the Law of Armed Conflict – A NATO Perspective, 7 J. Mil. Ethics (2008).
  • Litigating Genocide:  A Consideration of the International Criminal Court in Light of the German Jews’ Legal Response to Nazi Persecution, 1933-1941, 51 Me. L. Rev. (1999).
  • Einsatzbedingte Schaeden in Bosnien-Herzegowina und Kroatien, Neue Zeitschrift Fuer Wehrrecht, Jahrgang 40, Heft 2 (1998).
  • Criminal Liability under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for Sexual Relations during Psychotherapy, 135 Mil. L. Rev. (1992) (co-written with Dr. Matthew Snow).
  • Soviet Military Justice and the Challenge of Perestroika, 123 Mil. L. Rev. (1989).
The views presented in Mr. Prescott's scholarship and commentary are his personal views and do not necessarily reflect those of the West Point Center for the Rule of Law, United States Military Academy, Department of the Army or any other agency or instrumentality of the federal government.