LAW7802 - National Security Law

LAW7802 - National Security Law

Course Number: 

7802

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

The attacks of September 11, 2001, presented novel challenges to American legal values and institutions. This course will explore some of the ways in which our legal system is responding to these challenges from both a national security perspective as well as a human rights perspective and considers how the two intersect as a result of threats the United States faces in the 21st century. We will study the USA Patriot Act of 2001, the law of war, the confinement of suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, government surveillance and the constitutional issues surrounding the National Security Agency (NSA) , interrogation, and other related topics.