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Spring 2020
5397 Terrorism and the Law - MARTINEZ/HAMDANI- 24636

Professor(s): Alamdar Hamdani (ADJUNCT)
Abe Martinez (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MW  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course will focus on the U.S. Government’s authority and limitations to prevent and prosecute acts of terrorism in the homeland and elsewhere. Special attention will be given to national security policies and laws that affect the individual privacy rights of all citizens. Topics will include the designation of enemy combatants, military tribunals, and detention of suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Attention will also be given to the use of secret wiretaps used by the FBI and other federal stakeholders to monitor terrorist activity. Particular attention will be given to limits the courts place on the President and Congress as they attempt to protect the nation from attacks by al Qaeda, ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations. Guest speakers from the FBI, CIA and DOD will appear in class to discuss the role their agencies play in the war on terror.

*The views expressed by the professors do not necessarily reflect the views of their respective employer – The United States Department of Justice.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Description


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 04/29 6-9pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/31/2019 10:42:19 AM)

Book(s) Required

“Counterterrorism Law,” 3nd Edition, Dycus, Banks, Raven-Hansen, and Vladeck, published by Wolters Kluwer