National Security, Cybersecurity, & Foreign Relations Law

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.

LLM, MSL, and JD Concentration

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.

LLM, MSL, and JD Concentration

About Us

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

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Cover of GW Law Magazine Summer 2022

Stretching National Security Law's Reach

National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations law program launches new degrees and online courses. GW Law is expanding its national security law offerings with two groundbreaking MSL programs at the cutting edge of cybersecurity. View Magazine


Sasha Baker

GW Law Hosts DOD Officials Roundtable on Civilian Harm

Associate Dean for National Security, Cybersecurity, & Foreign Relations Law Lisa Schenck hosted a roundtable discussion on armed conflict and civilian protection wtih Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker, and  other leading experts. View Article

Alumni panel

National Security Junior Attorney Alumni Panel

GW Law's National Security Law Association and National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations law program held a Junior Natoinal Security Attorney Alumni Panel with recent GW Law graduates to share their experiences. View Article

Upcoming Events

The National Security Law Program holds several events throughout the semester. Please check back for new events. 


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Faculty in the News

"Biden Should Deport Prince Harry to Kick Off Immigration Crisis Crackdown"

Alberto Benitez was quoted by the Washington Examiner about Prince Harry’s prior drug use and his application to reside in the United States.

"The Scorched-Earth Legal Strategy Corporations Are Using to Silence Their Critics"

Ralph Steinhardt was quoted by the Intercept about companies using the civil provisions of RICO to charge their critic’s opposing attorneys with racketeering.

"'It Was All a Lie' | Migrants Say They're Being Misled Into Going to DC, But it Remains Unclear if That's Illegal"

Alberto Benítez appeared on WUSA9 to discuss the legality of state governors from Florida and Texas transporting migrants out of state to DC & Martha’s Vineyard.

"Corporate Lobbying Could Imperil Sweeping Data Privacy Bill"

Daniel J. Solove was quoted by The Hill about the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.

"Online Privacy is So Much More Than Having "Nothing to Hide." Here's Why"

Daniel J. Solove was interviewed by NBC’s Think Again about the right to online privacy. (July 21, 2022)

News Stories

Students listening to a military man

GW Law Students Welcomed by the Army's Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon

This tour allowed students to meet with Lieutenant General Risch, receive a personal Pentagon tour, and learn about career opportunities.

Dean Celorio, Professor Dickinson, Ambassador Van Schaack with others

Ambassador Van Schaack Chats About International Criminal Justice

Ambassador Van Schaack spoke about U.S. policy towards Ukraine, international criminal justice initiatives, and more.

Sasha Baker and Elizabeth Phu talking at the DoD roundtable

GW Law Hosts DoD Officials for Roundtable on Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan

The roundtable focused on implementing the Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan (CHMR-AP).

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