James W. Houck
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Vice Admiral Houck joined the Law School after retiring as the 41st Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the U.S. Navy. His teaching and research focus on international law, national security law, and maritime law and policy. As the Judge Advocate General, Admiral Houck served as the principal military legal counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations and led more than 2,000 attorneys, enlisted legal staff, and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy JAG Corps.