Selected Topics in National Security and the Law of Armed Conflict
The seminar will focus on key areas of national security law and the law of armed conflict in which existing law is indeterminate and contested, with particular attention to conflicts involving non-state actors. The developments of the past decade will be considered in historical and comparative perspective, with an in-depth view to the legal, political, and technological factors influencing the legal initiatives, and shaping the policy options, in this field.
The course will approach the subject matter at an advanced level, focusing on complex questions currently confronting the field and available directions for future development. Participants will be presumed to have a command of the relevant legal frameworks.
Offered Credit/No Credit
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.
Use of Force (227.01)
Guantanamo Defense Clinic (448.01)
International Law of Armed Conflict (546.01)
National Security Law (582.01)