National Security Law



2014 Fall

About This Class

Human rights atrocities in Syria's civil war, Russian threats to annex Crimea, sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear program, U.S. exit from Afghanistan, and NSA spying on Americans' email and phone calls — these are only a few of the current issues addressed in this course. Lawyers are at the very center of each one. They (and you) will be concerned with international and domestic authorities for the use of military force, covert actions, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, homeland security, espionage, and the protection of sensitive government information. Special emphasis is placed on related civil liberties issues.Perspective requirement. Method of evaluation: final exam. AWR: with the approval of the Professor.

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