Section Description Provided by Instructor
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.
M 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
National Security Law, Constitution and Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Constitution, or United States & the International Legal System