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Jay Jackson to Speak on The Status of Nuclear Weapons Under International Law Expert Roundtable

News | November 3, 2022


Jay Jackson, an attorney in Kutak Rock’s Omaha office, will be participating in an expert roundtable on the status of nuclear weapons under international law on November 4 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The legal status of nuclear weapons under international law, including public international law and international humanitarian law, is highly controversial. While the International Court of Justice attempted to provide some clarity on the question in its Advisory Opinion in 1996, the question ultimately remains unanswered. 

During this roundtable, PILPG will engage legal experts to assess the current status of nuclear weapons under international law and how it could be prosecuted under the existing criminal law framework, particularly, whether it could be classified as the crime of aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide.  PILPG Managing Director Professor Milena Sterio will moderate the roundtable.

Learn more about the event and see the full agenda here.

Jay Jackson is a public finance associate in the firm's Omaha office. He acts as bond counsel and special tax counsel to municipal issuers, as well as counsel to underwriters, lenders, and borrowers, all in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds and other obligations. In such capacities he focuses on affordable single-family and multifamily housing. In addition, Jay acts as special counsel to lenders for the acquisition and documentation of interest rate caps in multifamily housing transactions.

Prior to assuming this role, Jay served on active duty in the United States Air Force, deploying six times to the Middle East, including multiple deployments as senior legal advisor to a special operations joint task force. Jay earned numerous military awards and distinctions during his active duty career and in 2018 was recognized as Outstanding Career Judge Advocate. He continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.