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

  • Sept 26: Professor Dunlap will participate in a panel discussion about data, privacy, and security on light of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Carpenter that is sponsored by Campbell Law School's Federalist Society Chapter, Raleigh, NC.

  • Sept 26: Professor Stansbury will host Christopher Wolf for a lunchtime discussion at the Law School about the recent proliferation of online hate, the response of online platforms as well as Constitutional limits on legal remedies. He'll also discuss what individual users can do. 

  • Sept 27-28: Professor Dunlap will participate in the 9th National Security Law Workshop at the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA.

  • Oct 15: LENS is hosting Ms. Paula Kocher, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention General Counsel's Office for a luncheon presentation in Rom 4055 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pizza will be served, and this event is open to the public.

  • Nov 1-2: ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security Conference, Wash., D.C.

  • Nov 14: Professor Dunlap will receive the St. Joseph's University Law Alumni Francis McClanahhan award, Philadelphia, PA.

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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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