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Rebecca Lee Law

Phone: (757) 675-9268


Mrs. Rebecca L. Law is a Faculty Research Associate for the Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES) Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School, working on a wide range of projects including preparing multiple related proposals that help complement and inform the broader “community of communities” that combat wicked problems using MMOWGLI platform.
Prior to her work at MOVES, she served as a Graduate Student Research Assistant for Operations Research department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. During this time, she researched and developed teaching material for the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program three course International Maritime Security Certificate program now taught at NATO. In 2013, she served as an instructor of the same NATO Maritime Security Certificate course. Within the Operations Research department, Rebecca also analyzed current domestic and international counter-piracy policies regarding Somali piracy. Her Masters’ thesis, “Maritime Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia,” provides comprehensive and forward thinking policy solutions to the growing global security threat of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Public Policy from California State University, Monterey Bay, with a concentration in government from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a recipient of the GPIS Modeling and Simulation Fellowship from 2013-2015. In addition to her Ph.D. studies, Rebecca is simultaneously pursing a Masters of Engineering in Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering (MSVE) at Old Dominion University.
Rebecca is the spouse of Major Nicholas B. Law, USMC. Together, they have three daughters, Candler, Emory, and Willoughby, and son, Hammond. Presently, they reside in San Antonio, Texas.
Research Interests
agent based modeling, complexity theory, antifragility, public policy, foreign policy, security studies


  • 2016 - RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate I/ITSEC 2016 Scholarship, NTSA

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  • 2015 ODU Modeling and Simulation Certificate, Old Dominion University