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Fall 2017
5325 National Security Law - BERMAN- 20169

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: This course is an introduction to national security law that will cover presidential and congressional national security powers under the Constitution as well as relevant statutes-such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the USA Patriot Act-regulations, and guidelines. Though the course is not limited to terrorism, terrorism-related issues-particularly post-9/11 counterterrorism policies-will feature heavily. Topics will include the use of military force; domestic and overseas intelligence collection; detention, interrogation, and prosecution (both civilian and military) as national security tools; and access to national security information. We will cover such themes as the allocation of power between Congress and the President on matters of foreign policy and war making, as well as the role of the judiciary in checking the political branches. Grades will be based on an open-book in-class exam.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/18/17

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/5 2 - 5PM      

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No

Course Materials (3/28/2017 1:57:08 PM)

Book(s) Required



NATIONAL SECURITY LAW | Edition: 6TH 16

Author:DYCUS

ISBN:9781454868323

Publisher:W KLUWER





THERE MAY ALSO BE A SUPPLEMENT TO THIS CASEBOOK THAT COMES OUT OVER THE SUMMER, THAT WILL MOST LIKELY BE ADDED TO THIS COURSE AS A REQUIRED BOOK. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.