National Security Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 9:13 - 10:20 am TNH 2.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 11, 2011 8:30 am A-Z in 2.138


This course addresses legal and policy issues associated with the U.S. government's national security activities and organizations, with a particular emphasis on legal issues associated with terrorism. Among other things, we will examine the legal regulation of national security investigations; substantive criminal law relating to terrorism; jus ad bellum rules governing the resort to military force; Constitutional rules governing the resort to military force; jus in bello rules relating to the treatment of individuals in war; laws relating to military detention; military commissions and other vehicles for the prosecution of war crimes; the current debate regarding national security courts; and the legal regulation of interrogation. STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN PROF. SIEVERT'S U.S. LAW & NATL SECURITY COURSE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THIS COURSE; BOTH HAVE OVERLAPPING CONTENT AND MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED FOR CREDIT.