National Security Law

We advise commanders & operators on the full range of options to meet the mission - enable readiness and the employment of integrated all-domain Naval Power to defend the nation and our allies and partners while preserving the rules-based international order.

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The Convention on the Law of the Sea

We provide counsel across the spectrum of the law of the sea issues including customary international law, treaty law, freedom of navigation operations, maritime interception and interdiction operations, counter-piracy operations, protection of persons and property at sea, sovereignty considerations, marine scientific research, Arctic policy, and operational environmental law.

Maritime Claims Reference Manual

The Maritime Claims Reference Manual (MCRM) provides a general reference concerning the maritime claims of all coastal nations. Its principal purpose is to facilitate the DoD Freedom of Navigation Program. Consequently, in selecting data for inclusion, primary emphasis has been placed on the information concerning claims directly affecting navigation and overflight.


The Legacy newsletter is published by the Navy JAG Corps Environmental Law Division and covers legal topics of interest to both environmental law specialists and the wider JAG Corps.