National & Homeland Security Law

B574 is taught by D. Fidler

This course examines U.S. and international law comprising the evolving field of national security. Major topics include common defense, the use of armed force, intelligence, terrorism, homeland security, classified national security information, privacy and civil liberties. The course traces the historical development of the field through significant national and global events including the Cold War, contingency operations, U.S. covert action, humanitarian intervention, and 21st century terrorist attacks. It also provides an introduction to many of the government organizations and processes addressing national security issues. The course is designed particularly to benefit students seeking positions (legal or non-legal) in federal or state government, government-related commercial fields, or international forums.