The Journal of Legal Studies - Volume 7


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This edition of the USAFA Journal of Legal Studies is dedicated to Brigadier General (Retired) Richard R. Lee and his wife, Elizabeth.

Upon his retirement, Brigadier General Lee had served thirty-eight years in the Air Force. Dick and Lib Lee spent the bulk of that time at the Air Force Academy where Dick taught for over twenty years.

The USAFA Journal of Legal Studies was born under General Lee’s leadership and is just one example of his lasting contributions to the Air Force and this institution. More information about General Lee’s contributions can be found in our first article. This article breaks with the Journal’s typically academic approach to provide a light, anecdotal biography of our founder, in the hope that the reader will really get to know Dick Lee.

Speaking for those of us in the Air Force Academy Department of Law, I can say how honored and privileged we were to serve under Brigadier General Lee. For the senior faculty at the Academy, Dick Lee was somewhat of an institution. For the younger officers, General Lee was more like a father than a boss. We hope that this close relationship continues in retirement.

Dick and Lib Lee will always be part of the DFL family.

- Patrick E. Tolan, Jr., Major, USAF

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government



Richard R. Lee: An Officer and a Gentleman ... by Thomas W. Taylor, IV

A Wartime Lawyer Reminisces ... by L.C. Green

Enforcing the Third Geneva Convention on the Humanitarian Treatment of Prisoners of War ... by Howard S. Levie

Next Steps: Norms and Enforcement of International Environmental Crimes ... by Myron H. Nordquist

The International Court of Justice and the Use of Nuclear Weapons ... by Michael N. Schmitt

When Battered Women Strike Back ... by Gail S. Zarosa

The Development of US Strategic Bombing Doctrine in the Interwar Years: Moral and Legal? ... by Peter R. Faber

Waging War on the Advice of Counsel: The Role of Operational Law in the Gulf War ... by Stephen A. Myrow

Legal Issues Surrounding the International Space Station ... by Andrew D. Watson/William G. Schmidt

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