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Chris Jenks

Professor Chris Jenks, LTC, USA (ret), is a Professor of Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law  where he teaches criminal law, evidence, the law of armed conflict, and directs the criminal justice clinic.  He preciously served for 20 years in the United States Army, including 10 years as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  During that time he served as the lead prosecutor in the Army’s first counter-terrorism case, a fully contested classified courts-martial of a US Army National Guard soldier who attempted to aid the al Qaeda terrorist network. Professor Jenks finished his military career as the Army’s Chief, International Law Branch, in the Pentagon.  He is the author of book chapters and articles on military justice and the law of armed conflict.