National Security 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.


Degree Offerings


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. 


Degree Offerings


News & Events


Faculty in the News

"Federal Probe Finds Border Wall Contract for North Dakota Company Was Proper, Lacks Key Testimony"

November 15, 2021

Joshua I. Schwartz is quoted by InForum about a federal investigation into the awarding of a border wall construction contract to a North Dakota firm.

"First Came the Ransomware Attacks, Now Come the Lawsuits"

July 25, 2021

Daniel Solove is quoted in the Washington Post about companies targeted by hackers also being sued by customers and employees.

"Understanding Private Military Contractors/Private Security Companies"

July 01, 2021

Laura Dickinson is interviewed by Vital Interests Online Forum about the role of private contractors in American military operations. 

"‘Our Moment Is Now’: Can Washington, DC, Statehood Finally Become a Reality?"

May 03, 2021

Arturo J. Carrillo is quoted in The Guardian about whether the lack of voter representation for District residents is a human rights violation.

"Pakistan Attempts to Prosecute Ahmadi U.S. Citizens for Digital Blasphemy"

January 13, 2021

Arturo J. Carrillo is quoted by Religion News Service about how Pakistan is using cybercrime laws to repress online expression and content.

Upcoming Events

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

Past Events