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Spring 2009 - National Security Law

Chesney, Robert M

Credit Hours: 4  Course ID: 471N  Unique # 28145

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MTW9:13 - 10:20 amTNH 2.124
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Wednesday, May 13 8:30 am - A-Z
2.140
2.140
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This survey course examines a host of 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 counterterrorism.  In significant part, the course will follow a quasi-chronological approach incorporating the following topics:  the legal regulation of investigations (including criminal investigative rules and guidelines, national security investigations, and intelligence collection generally); substantive criminal law relating to terrorism; jus ad bellum rules governing the resort to military force and domestic Constitutional rules governing that issue; jus in bello rules governing the use of lethal military force; international and domestic 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.

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