National Security Law Center

National Security Law Center

National Security Law Center

National Security Law Center

Career Opportunities

Students have access to a range of job opportunities relating to national security law, and in the past have worked for the following employers during the summer or immediately after graduation:

  • CIA 
  • National Security Agency
  • U.S. Department of Defense Office of General Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Military Commissions
  • U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Law Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (various sections)
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • ACLU National Security Project
  • U.S. Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations, Human Rights Violator and War Crimes Center)

Students and graduates also benefit from an extensive alumni network. 


Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law

The fellowship provides a total of $10,000 for one or more students to pursue a public international law project of their own choosing during the summer following the first or second year, during the fall and/or spring of the third academic year, or for a postgraduate internship. Application Information

Summer Public Service Opportunities

The Law School, in conjunction with the student-run Public Interest Law Association, offers $3,750 to $6,500 grants to help fund a broad array of summer public interest opportunities, including with federal agencies. Where Recent Fellows Worked

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