About Rodrigo Caruço

photo 1 B.A., Political Science, University of Central Florida
J.D., magna cum laude, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Rodrigo Caruço has criminal litigation and appellate experience and currently practices law in the D.C. area. Previously, he clerked for the Honorable Charles E. “Chip” Erdmann at the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

His areas of interest include military legal history and institutions, the interaction between the Constitution and the military legal system, military evidence and criminal procedure, and comparative military law.

Rodrigo lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and best friend, Sandy.


  • In Order to Form a More Perfect Court: A Quantitative Measure of the Military’s Highest Court’s Success As a Court of Last Resort, 41 Vt. L. Rev. 71 (2016)
  • Treating Members of the Military at Least as Well as Inmates and Students: Determining When Military Necessity Requires Infringing Upon Constitutional Rights in Cases Before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 44 U.Mem. L. Rev.61 (2015)
  • In the Trenches of Florida’s War on Gangs: A Framework For Prosecuting Florida’s Anti-Gang Sentence Enhancement Provision, 14 Barry L. Rev. 97 (2010)
  • Scot Schraufnagel & Rodrigo Caruço, An Individual-Level Analysis of Incivility in the Post-Reform Congress, Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA (January 5-8, 2006) (conference paper)


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