This advanced national security law seminar examines the theory, history, and doctrine of American constitutional war powers. Major issues include: presidential authority to use military force abroad; congressional checks and oversight of war powers; the role of the judiciary in war; war powers and civil liberties. The seminar is organized chronologically, because a major theme of the seminar is the interrelationship of changes in security strategy, geopolitics, and constitutional doctrine.
Evaluation will be based on weekly, short response papers and class participation. Students will also be required to make occasional, brief presentations in class.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L8862-001||12F||Constitutional War Powers|
|M. Waxman||M 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||GRHL 807|
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