Curriculum

National Security Law Seminar

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Heidi Gilchrist

This course examines in depth several national security law issues and their intersection with human rights and civil rights issues. Some of the topics include: the use of the criminal justice appartus as a means to fight terrorism; torture; intelligence collection; and the use of drones. These topics will be put in the context of domestic and international laws that authorize and constrain the government's pursuit of national security objectives. We will examine where the line is drawn between conflicting rights and duties and where we think they should be. Method of evaluation: A paper. With the advance permission of the professor, a limited number of students will be permitted to request that their papers be eligible to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.