Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security promotes education and discussion of the complex and diverse issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of counterterrorism operations at home and abroad, the role of the respective branches of government in security matters, the international law of armed conflict, the impact of security issues on international business endeavors, and the ethical issues of the practice of national security law.


Upcoming Events

  • February 6: Professor Dunlap will teach a mock class for parents and spouses of current law students as part of the second annual Family Weekend.

  • February 8: LENS will host a luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn for Lt Gen Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.  Interested students should email Professor Dunlap about this invitation-only event.

  • February 12: Professor Dunlap will participate in the Law of War Symposium at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL.

  • February 17: Professor Dunlap will participate Hoover Institution “Book Soiree” discussing Professor Orde Kittre’s new book “Lawfare” with Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard University, Wash., DC

  • February 19: LENS will host General Martin E. Dempsey, USA (Ret.), the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke for a luncheon presentation.

  • March 21: Professor Dunlap will participate in a symposium on done warfare at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

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Annual LENS Conference
Hybrid Threats = Hybrid Law?

February 26-27, 2016
Hybrid Threats = Hybrid Law?

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Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90358
Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0358

For more information, contact Victoria Zellefrow, at 919-613-8545

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