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Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School)

Developed in conjunction with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, this collection contains publications produced by the JAG on military justice, war crimes, and international law.

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HeinOnline's Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School) collection was developed in conjunction with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School to replace the Winthrop Library’s Military Legal Resources collection previously hosted by the Library of Congress. The goal of the collection is exhaustiveness. It aims to collect every current and historical military legal document and resource needed by judge advocates, law school professors, and members of the general public interested in military law. New materials will be added to the collection on a regular basis.


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What is the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General?

The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, or JAG Corps, is a government law organization and one of the country’s largest law firms.

  • It defends the Army and its Soldiers in all military legal matters
  • It provides important legal advice to senior Army officials
  • Its licensed attorneys and judges, called Judge Advocates, fight for justice at home and around the globe

Some of the roles that Army lawyers in the JAG Corps serve in include:

  • as a military judge
  • provide legal assistance to Soldiers, their families, and retirees, and learn and apply the laws of hosts nations when stationed overseas
  • provide counsel to Army commanders to insure compliance with U.S. law and military law, and provide advice on the laws of war and rules of engagement

A display of the database landing page, featuring an introductory text and two images on the right-hand side: at top, JAG officers at the Nuremberg Trials, at bottom, two JAG officers reading legal textbooks. The database is organized by content type into 11 tabs. From left to right: Introduction, All Titles, Geneva Convention, JAG School Publications, Legislative Histories, Lieber Collection, Other Related Works, Pamphlets & Theses, Periodicals, TJAGLCS Historical Publications, and War Crimes.