B.S., Northern Kentucky University, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Notre Dame
LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army, Honor Graduate
Fellowship, Senior Military College Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
International Criminal Law; Criminal Law; Contract Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Negotiations; Art of Advocacy; Trial Advocacy
Prior to joining the faculty at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2008, Professor Cieply served for more than 22 years in the Army and Wyoming Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot and a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) Officer. As a JAG Officer, his practice included prosecuting courts-martial cases, prosecuting major criminal procurement fraud cases in federal courts as a full-time Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and serving as the Senior Legal Advisor on all military matters for the Wyoming Army National Guard. Professor Cieply’s last military assignment was as the Chief, Land Operations Law, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), concentrating on counterterrorism and Defense Support of Civilian Authorities. Professor Cieply retired from the military with the rank of Colonel. He is admitted to practice in Colorado, Florida and Wyoming, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.