University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

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Jody M. Prescott

Jody M. Prescott, Adjunct

  • LL.M. The Judge Advocate General's School,
    U.S. Army, (1994)
  • LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center, (1990)
  • J.D. University of Maine, (1986)
  • B.A. University of Vermont, (1983)
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Politics, Cyber Policy

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 288.7766

Office Hours: By appointment

Prof. Jody Prescott, UVM Continuing Education UVM Is: Jody Prescott Encouraging Students to Embrace Opportunity Jody Prescott’s day job is working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an environmental attorney. He shares what he enjoys most about teaching.


Colonel (Ret.) Prescott served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps for 25 year in various positions, including appellate attorney, senior defense counsel, operational claims commissioner, general counsel for U.S. Army Alaska, and Chief Legal Advisor for the International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.  He also served as an assistant professor at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and West Point.  He now works for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an associate legal advisor, primarily on commercial litigation and environmental law.  As a Senior Fellow, West Point Center for the Rule of Law, his research, writing and presentations are focused on four major evolving international security areas: leadership & ethics, gender, cyber, and the environment. 

Prescott’s published work includes:

• Chapter 8, Tactical Implementation of Rules of Engagement in a Multinational Force Reality, in U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy and Practice (OUP, 2015)

Climate Change, Gender and Rethinking Military Operations (Vt. J. Env. L., 2014)

Building the Ethical Cyber Commander (Rutgers Comp. & Tech. L. J., 2014)

Ordinary Soldiers: A Case Study in Ethics, Law and Leadership (with Beorn et al.) (2014), U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

• Chapter 4, Autonomous Decision Making Processes and the Responsible Cyber Commander, in Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence, 2013)

• Chapter 16, NATO and the Responsibility to Protect, in The Responsibility to Protect: An Institutional Approach (CUP 2013)

• NATO Gender Mainstreaming and the Feminist Critique of the Law of Armed Conflict (George. J. Gender & L. 2013)

• Chapter IV-8, Claims, in The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces (OUP, 2001)

Prescott’s recent presentations include:

War, Climate and Gender, Gund Institute (UVM, Nov. 13, 2015)

Women, Peace & Security 2015 (U.S. Naval War College, Apr. 17, 2015, beginning at 18:20)    

Testimony, Vermont Senate Hearing on Climate Change (Montpelier, Mar. 25, 2015)