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Spring 2011 - National Security Law

Chesney, Robert M

Unique # 29240 Credit Hours: 4 Course ID: 471N
DayTimeLocation
MTW9:13 - 10:20 amTNH 2.124
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Wednesday, May 11 8:30 am -   A-Z
  2.138
  2.138
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description


This course addresses 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 terrorism.  Among other things, we will examine the legal regulation of national security investigations; substantive criminal law relating to terrorism; jus ad bellum rules governing the resort to military force; Constitutional rules governing the resort to military force; jus in bello rules relating to the treatment of individuals in war; 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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