Prior to his appointment as the President and Dean of Ave Maria School of Law, Dean Cieply served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Dean Cieply also served for more than 22 years in the Army and Wyoming Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, Company Commander, 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.
Dean Cieply’s last military assignment was as the Chief, Legal Operations (Land), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), concentrating on counterterrorism and Defense Support of Civilian Authorities. Dean Cieply retired from the military with the rank of Colonel. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Wyoming, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Admissibility of Confessions Compelled by Foreign Coercion: A Compelling Question of Values in an Era of Increasing International Criminal Cooperation, co-author with Prof. Geoff Corn, Accepted for Publication in Volume 42 of the Pepperdine Law Review, 2015.
The Relations between Military and Civilian Authorities within the United States, co-author of this chapter found in “Legal Issues in the Struggle Against Terror,” Edited by John Norton Moore & Robert F. Turner, Carolina Academic Press, 2010.
Charting a New Role for Title 10 Reserve Forces: A Total Force Response to Natural Disasters, 196 MIL. L. REV. 1, Summer 2008.
Rendition: The Beast and The Man, JOINT FORCES QUARTERLY, January 2008. Awarded Third Place in the 2007 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Article Competition.
Employment Protections for Military Service Members, WYOMING LAWYER, Dec. 2003.