611AB.01 Readings in National Security Law

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. There is no textbook for this course, but the students need to obtain and read the novel Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt. The instructor will provide other readings. The four meetings for the fall of 2017 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 24th, October 29th, November 12th, and December 3rd (movie shown at the Law School; this session will go from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ). The two spring of 2018 meetings will be January 14th and 28th.. Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments will be served.

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611A.01.F17
Email list: law.611a.01.f17@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest