Course Description

LAW 269 - National Security Law

This course is an introductory examination of U.S. national security law. We will study questions relating to the exercise of military force, the conduct of intelligence operations, and the detention, treatment, and individual targeting of enemy combatants.  In considering those questions, special attention will be paid to (1) how to allocate decision-making authority among the President, the Congress, and the courts; (2) how to strike the proper balance, substantively, between security and liberty and, procedurally, between secrecy and transparency; and, (3) how to reconcile domestic law and policy objectives with international obligations and norms.  We will be guided largely by domestic sources of law – the Constitution and such statutes as the National Security Act, the War Powers Resolution, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the Military Commissions Act – but, at times, we will look to international law and the laws of other nations to supplement our understanding of domestic law.

Non-JD students may enroll only after obtaining the written permission of the instructor.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jon Michaels 17S 269 LEC 1 TR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No
Pre-requisite: Law 148. Constitutional Law I

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jon Michaels 15F 269 LEC 1 TR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No
Categories
Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Government, Homeland Security, Immigration and Law Enforcement; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; International & Comparative Law - International, Comparative, and Foreign Law;