James Watson holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Military Law from the University of Melbourne. He is admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. He is currently general counsel for the Australian Federal Police, having previously been a permanent member of the Australian Army Legal Corps. In 2003, the author deployed to Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. He is currently undertaking a Masters in Military Law.
(Last updated: October 2005)