Real Cases. Real Experience.
“The clinic’s activities shouldn’t amount to a monologue about security or liberty. Instead, the clinic must pursue a dialogue about maintaining equilibrium between those two concepts.”
—UT Prof. Derek Jinks
The National Security Clinic provides students the opportunity to work as lawyers on cases and projects relating to national security and terrorism, under the supervision of professors.
Students in the Clinic have worked on criminal cases involving material support of terrorism laws, habeas corpus cases on behalf of persons detained at Guantanamo Bay, civil damages cases relating to the treatment of persons in detention, and military commission cases against unprivileged enemy belligerents.
Students have also worked on research and advocacy projects relating to terrorism surveillance and financial privacy, international humanitarian law and counter-terrorism, and the charitable financing of terrorism.