Upcoming Events

Inaugural Fundraising Dinner - December 15, 2018

The Center for Law and Military Policy (CLMP) is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to strengthening the legal protections of those who serve the nation in uniform, both now and in the past. Led by Dwight Stirling, a USC law professor and reserve JAG officer, the CLMP seeks to change policies that harm everyday service members. The CLMP’s mission is to understand and fix the systemic problems within the military establishment that lead all too frequently to homelessness, mental health challenges, and suicide. Assisting survivors of military sexual trauma is a major focal point.  

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the  Center for Law and Military Policy will conduct its inaugural fundraising event. We invite you to join us at a very special location, the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California. The event will run from  5-7:30  pm. Tickets can be purchased for $150.  We would be honored if you would join us. Your support in our first year will set the tone for a bright and brilliant future.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:

  Five Star    |    $10,000

  Four Star   |    $5,000

  Three Star |    $2,500

  Two Star    |    $1,000

  One Star    |    $200-500

To sponsor the event click here.

RSVP on our Eventbrite page by clicking on the RSVP button below. Or mail in a ticket form

If you can't attend, you can still DONATE to the CLMP.

Questions or feedback? Email Marcia Marinovich at marcia@centerforlaw.org


Past Events

Free Screening of The Invisible War

October 11, 2018 from 6-8:30 pm at Chapman Law School

Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary that exposed a culture of widespread sexual assault in the military.  

Stay after the film for a Q&A with Kirby Dick and Attorney Susan Burke

There will be a Q&A session after the film with director Kirby Dick and renowned attorney Susan Burke.  

Event Flyer

Click here for the event flyer.

For more information on The Invisible War,  click here.

Symposium on the Feres Doctrine

Military Sexual Trauma: Is It Time to Repeal the Feres Doctrine?

Under the Feres doctrine, military personnel are banned from filing suits for harm incurred while on duty. Remarkably, the ban includes sexual assault, the rationale being that such conduct is "incident to military service." Does this policy reflect the values of the nation? Why do those who protect our collective freedoms have fewer rights than those they protect?

October 12, 2018 from 9-2 pm at Chapman Law School

The symposium will bring together the major thought leaders and scholars on both the Feres doctrine and military sexual trauma. Join us for a thoughtful analysis of the policy that governs the

country's men and women in uniform.  


Susan Burke - Renowned attorney who has represented many MST survivors

Don Christensen - Executive Director of Protect Our Defenders

Dr. Kristen Zaleski - Author of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Kirby Dick - Director of Academy-Award nominated documentary The Invisible War

Dr. Francine Banner - Professor at the University of Michigan

Dwight Stirling - Chief Executive Officer of Center for Law and Military Policy

Dallis Warshaw - Vice President for Policy of Center for Law and Military Policy

Attendance Is Free and Lunch Will Be Served

Click here for the event flyer.