Course Information

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JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing


This 2-credit seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of U.S. counterterrorism law and policy. Class topics will include: the state of terrorism and counterterrorism; the components of counterterrorism law and policy; criminal justice in counterterrorism; the law of war and the "war on terror;" preventive detention (Guantanamo, Bagram, and beyond); military commissions; comparative approaches; habeas corpus; and the constitutional separation of powers in counterterrorism.

Course requirements: A paper of approximately thirty pages is required.

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.

Prerequisite Information

You must be enrolled in this course if you are taking Law 448A Guantanemo Clinic.