ROBERT F. HOLLAND
• Associate Professor of Law; full-time faculty member at South Texas College of Law since
ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS AND HONORS:
• BS, US Military Academy, 1972 (sixth in graduating class of 822 cadets).
• JD, Duke Law School, 1977 (second in class; Order of Coif; Duke Law Journal).
• US Army JAGC Graduate Course, 1981 (designated the Distinguished Graduate).
• Inter-Service Military Judges Qualifying Course, 1992 (designated the Distinguished
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Served on active duty as US Army officer from 1972 to 2002, retired in grade of Colonel.
• Ten years service as a full-time trial judge for the US Army (1992-2002).
Presided over hundreds of jury and bench trials for felonies, including murders, rapes,
sexual abuse of children, burglaries, and narcotics and weapons offenses, in over twenty-
five courtrooms from Alaska to Panama.
Performed judicial duties similar to those of federal district and state trial judges in criminal
cases, both in bench and jury trials. Decided motions, instructed juries, and decided guilt
and sentence in bench trials, using substantive criminal law and evidentiary rules
substantially similar to those applicable in federal and state felony trials.
• Staff Judge Advocate, 2d Infantry Division (Korea, 1991 to 1992), leading a law office of ten
attorneys and over thirty paralegal and support personnel. Managed five dispersed branch
offices that provided criminal, civil, and international law services for the command and for
individual soldier clients.
• Leadership experience while supervising various military law office sections (1986-1991).
• Staff attorney for the Judge Advocate General, US Army, Pentagon (1981-1985).
• First-chair courtroom experience both as trial counsel (prosecutor) and as defense counsel in
general courts-martial in United States and in Korea (1977-1980).
• Robert F. Holland, It’s about Time: the Need for a Uniform Ap