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Christopher W. Behan

Associate Professor of Law





Evidence and the Advocate: A Contextual Approach to Learning Evidence. New York: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2012. 695 p.

Military Crimes and Defenses. New York: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2007. 1155 p. (With David A. Schlueter, Charles H. Rose, III, and Victor Hansen).


"Everybody Talks? Evaluating the Admissibility of Coercively Obtained Evidence in Trials by Military Commission." 48 Washburn Law Journal 563-616 (2009).

"From Voyeur to Lawyer: Vicarious Learning and the Transformational Advocacy Critique." 38 Stetson Law Review 1-40 (2008).

"When Turnabout is Fair Play: Character Evidence and Self-Defense in Homicide and Assault Cases." 86 Oregon Law Review 233-295 (2007).

"'The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be': New Developments in Evidence for the 2005 Term of Court. Army Lawyer 56-79 (April 2006).

"New Developments in Evidence for the 2004 Term of Court." Army Lawyer 4-27 (April 2005).

"The Thrill and Excitement of Impeachment by Contradiction." Army Lawyer 10-16 (October 2004).

"New Developments in Evidence 2003." Army Lawyer 11-36 (April 2004).

"Don't Tug on Superman's Cape: In Defense of Convening Authority Selection and Appointment of Court-Martial Panel Members." 176 Military Law Review 190-308 (2003).

"The Integrated Active and Reserve Division: Background, Legal Foundation, and the Role of Judge Advocates." Army Lawyer 1-9 (March 2003).


Review of Michael L. Gross, Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War (2006), 28 Journal of Legal Medicine 163-169 (2007).

Review of F.L. Borch, Judge Advocates in Combat: Army Lawyers in Military Operations from Vietnam to Haiti (2001), 174 Military Law Review 180-188 (2002).






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