NSAC 2014 Symposium



The National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review’s 2014 Symposium is coming up this Friday, November 14th, 2014. This event will be held at the Student Activities Center located on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus (1311 Miller Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33146). A schedule of events follows:


1:00 PM         Welcome

  • Michael Kranzler
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review

1:05 PM          First Panel – The VA: How Broken is the System?

  • Michael P. Allen
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Stetson School of Law, Professor of Law, and Director of the Veteran’s Institute
  •  LtCol Antonio Colmenares, USMC (Ret.)
    Director of Veterans Services for the City of Miami, Director of the Florida Veterans Foundation for South Florida, and Director of Miami-Dade College’s Veterans and Military Services
  • Mariano Corcilli, Esq., USMC
    Founder of Collegiate Veterans Society at the University of Florida, Founder of the Veterans Bar Association, and Fellow at the Truman National Security Project
  • Deirdre Golden, MD, MS, JD, LLM
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section: Chair of Public Health & Policy Interest Group, Co-Chair of the Task Force for MD/JDs, and Military and Veterans Health Task Force
  • Moderator: Professor Alyssa Dragnich
    Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law 

2:10 PM          FirstBreak

2:25 PM          Second Panel – A Soldier’s Mind: The Aftereffects of War

  • Paul Freese
    Special Advisor on Homeless Veterans to the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty and Co-Chair of the ABA Coordinating Committee on Veteran’s Benefits and Services
  • George D. Garcia, MD, FACS, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), US Army
    Trauma Surgeon at Ryder Trauma Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Robert Seegmiller, PhD, ABPP-CN
    Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Michelle Zelinski, LCSW
    Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn
    Program Manager, VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida
  • Moderator: COL Noel Christian Pace, USAR
    Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorpsJD Veterans Rights Fellow
    President, Student Veterans of America, Miami Law Chapter
    Member, National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review
    3L Student, University of Miami School of Law

3:40 PM          Second Break

3:55 PM        CLE Ethics Presentation – Confidentiality & Communication in the Digital Age: Legal Ethics Issues for Military and Civilian Lawyers
Presented by: The Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, University of Miami School of Law

  • Fellow: Gina Villar
  • Interns: Janelly Crespo & Dalisi Otero
  • Moderator: Professor Jan L. Jacobowitz
    Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law
    Director, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics Program

4:55 PM          Closing Remarks

  • Michael Kranzler
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review




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