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

"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.

“For Undocumented Immigrants, a Shot at Lawful Residency Requires Risking it All”

January 13, 2021

Alberto M. Benítez is quoted in Borderless magazine about the uphill battle in cancellation-of-removal cases.

"Australia Largely Beat the Virus. But It Left Thousands of Its People Stranded Abroad."

December 10, 2020
Laura A. Dickinson is quoted in The Washington Post about whether individuals' rights have been violated by Australia's entry restrictions.