611AB.01 Readings: Ethical Issues of the Practice of National Security Law

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. The seminar 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. Students are required to read two books, Paul Scharre’s Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, and the novel, Allegiance,  by Kermit Roosevelt.  The four meetings for the fall of 2018 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sunday afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 9th and 23rd, October 31st, November 2nd (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2019 meetings will be Feb 3rd and March 3rd. Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments will be served.


Special Notes:

*Note: Year-Long Course

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611A.01.F18
Email list: LAW.611A.01.F18 @sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest