Texas Tech Experts: Fort Hood Shooter Hearing Begins Today

Almost a year since the tragic mass shooting at Fort Hood, Maj. Nidal Hasan begins a hearing today, the first part of the military legal process, in which prosecutors will try to convince military officials to send the alleged shooter to a court-martial. Texas Tech University School of Law has experts in military law available to discuss the legal issues of the case as it unfolds. Richard Rosen is a professor and director of Texas Tech’s Center for Military Law and Policy. He was Staff Judge Advocate of III Armored Corps at Fort Hood from 1999-2001.  He also had a previous assignment as Staff Judge Advocate of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood from 1992-1994. Rosen can be reached at (806) 742-3990 ext. 303, or at richard.rosen@ttu.edu. View his expert’s profile. Cal Lewis, associate dean for student affairs and diversity, is a retired JAG Colonel, a former criminal law professor at the Army JAG School, and a former senior Military Judge who presided over many courts-martial. Lewis can be reached at (806) 742-3990, ext. 274, or at calvin.lewis@ttu.edu. View his expert’s profile. Walter Huffman is the law school’s dean emeritus, a professor, and Major General, U.S. Army, Retired. As Judge Advocate General and the top military lawyer for the U.S. Army, Huffman stepped down in 2001 after managing and leading a diverse legal workforce of more than 4,000 full-time uniformed and civilian attorneys and paralegal and support personnel in the United States and 17 foreign countries. He can be reached at (806) 742-3990 ext. 268, or at walter.huffman@ttu.edu. View his expert’s profile. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 315, or casey.carson@ttu.edu.