National Security Law and Policy Seminar (3 hrs.) — req. QP
The seminar will examine the issues that arise when general legal standards and processes are applied to national security activities. In light of the development of national security law since World War II, the seminar will explore a range of legal, constitutional, and policy problems relating to the conflict between accepted legal principles, individual rights, and national security requirements. The objectives are to increase understanding of broader constitutional, legal, political, and governmental issues, as well as the peculiar nature of national security programs. Students will be expected to contribute to class sessions on a regular and meaningful basis. This course requires a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Ms. Hodgkinson, Mr. Hodgkinson, Mr. Perez.