Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7067
    Sched. No.: 115219176

National Security Law
Section 1
Deeks, Ashley

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):WF, 1130-1250 (WB103)
Capacity:44 **This information is current as of 05/28/2015 06:15:17 AM**
Current Enrollment:16 **This information is current as of 05/28/2015 06:15:17 AM**

Course Description:

This course surveys the framework of domestic and international laws that variously authorize and constrain the U.S. government’s efforts to combat threats to the nation. “National security” can mean many things, but this course will focus primarily on (i) the use of military force; (ii) the activities of the intelligence community (including covert action and intelligence collection); and (iii) other counterterrorism-related activities (including the detention and prosecution of captured persons). Current developments – including the U.S. Government's collection of telephonic and electronic metadata and data content; the U.S. use of force abroad in Pakistan, Yemen, and Iraq; and efforts to prosecute the 9/11 suspects in military commissions - will inform our consideration of those areas of law. Throughout the class, we will wrestle with the substantive tensions that inevitably arise between national security imperatives and civil liberties, as well as questions about who decides how to strike that balance.