The laws of war are intended to protect the innocent as well as combatants. Guest Allan A. Ryan argues they are also intended to provide justice after conflicts end.
Ryan, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ryan practiced law with the firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington and then spent three years as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, representing the United States in cases before the Supreme Court. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School, where he teaches the law of war, and at Harvard University Extension, where he teaches courses on constitutional law.
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