2005 National Security Student Leadership Conference - Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated 10/25/2005
1) When/where is the Conference?
The date has been set for Saturday, November 5, 2005. The bulk of the conference will take place at the American University Washington College of Law, located at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.
2) How much is the Conference?
The conference itself is free of charge. We don't like the idea of charging students to come learn, especially when we want those same students to take part in the drafting of our International Constitution.
3) How much are travel/hotel expenses?
Travel expenses vary widely depending on where you come from, obviously. We have secured a special rate for hotels for $149/night.
The Holiday Inn Chevy Chase has agreed to hold 20 rooms without penalty
until October 15th. Participants who wish to stay at this hotel must
reserve their rooms no later than Saturday, October 15th to receive the AU rate
of $149.00 per night. (After the 15th the rate is still available but the
rooms may not be).
Participants should call Romel De Melo directly at 301.656.1500 ext
7332 or email email@example.com. Participants must reference
the contract code: AWL or mention "Washington College of Law National
Security Conference" to receive AU rate.
4) How does one register for the Conference? Is pre-registration necessary?
Send us an email with the name of the person(s) attending and what school they will be representing. Yes, this is necessary, so we can estimate the amount of food we will need.
5) How does one apply to get financial aid for the Conference? How much is available?
We are sorry, the deadline for financial aid requests has passed.
6) I want more information on the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security's Annual Review of the Field, specifically regarding how much it costs.
November 3rd and 4th, 2005. The program and
registration materials can be found here. The
deadline for attending as an NSLS delegate has passed.
7) How exactly will the Leadership Conference work?
At 10 AM, we will convene for the only panel of the day, consisting of several student leaders who have run successful NSLS chapters talking about how to put a chapter together, how to get students interested, and how to run events. Then we will break for lunch at approximately noon. After lunch, we will begin the Constitutional Convention phase of the Conference, during which everyone will be able to contribute and debate proposals for amendments to the International Constitution in a Parliamentary format, following an altered form of Robert's Rules of Order. Because we want ideas from everyone, every attendee will have equal access to the floor, but once voting begins on an amendment, only chartered chapters will be allowed to vote, and then only to cast one vote per chapter. Because we plan to do much of the Constitution writing by email beforehand, we hope that this will not take long, but we are allocating three hours to it. Then we will enjoy a three-course Italian dinner with several practitioners in the field who will be eager to answer all your questions and talk about the professional side of the practice.