National Security, Cybersecurity, & Foreign Relations Law

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Areas of Study

National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations

This practice area explores the nature and origins of the federal government's foreign relations powers, and U.S. law implementing international law, and the U.S. law of national security and counterterrorism.




National Security & Cybersecurity

This practice area has evolved with the world's increased connectivity through the use of modern technology and cyberspace and the accompanying growing vulnerabilities from physical and cyber threats. 



About Us

Learn more about our diverse and experienced National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law faculty.


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GW Law Student Who Caught a Spy

In March 2020, the National Security Law Association (NSLA) hosted a discussion with Eric O'Neill, JD '03, about his successful undercover operation at the FBI that brought down the "first Russian cyber spy," Robert Hanssen. 

Take a look back and listen to the exciting conversation with Eric O'Neill. We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future!


News & Events


Faculty in the News

"As Russia Threatens Captured American Vets, U.S. Invokes Laws of War"

June 21, 2022
Laura A. Dickinson was quoted by Time regarding Russian forces in Ukraine refusing to grant POW status to two captured American veterans.

"Lawmakers Explore Options for Ukraine War Crimes Investigations"

June 10, 2022

Laura A. Dickinson was quoted by Roll Call regarding gaps in U.S. war crimes statutes.

"MSNBC: Justice Thomas Leak Changes the Institution Fundamentally"

May 14, 2022

Laura A. Dickinson appeared on MSNBC to discuss the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion on abortion.

"Congressional Action on Civilian Harm Resulting from U.S. Military Operations: Part II"

April 28, 2022

Laura A. Dickinson wrote for Just Security about congressional bills concerning civilian harm resulting from U.S. military operations.

"Companies Lose Your Data and Then Nothing Happens"

April 21, 2022

Daniel J. Solove was quoted by Vox regarding the limits of data breach notifications.


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