The National Security and Law Society held the following events in 2006-07.

Practitioner's Dinner
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006, 6-8 PM at DeCarlo's restaurant (next to WCL).
I'm pleased to report that NSLS has secured a terrific speaker for the fall 2006 practitioner's dinner: Jeff Breinholt, Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section at the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Mr. Breinholt will speak to a limited number of students in an informal setting over dinner on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006, 6-8 PM at DeCarlo's restaurant (next to WCL).
These dinners are sponsored by WCL, have been hugely popular in the past, and fill up very quickly. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE DINNER, send an email to containing your first and last names and one sentence stating that you wish to attend the practitioner's dinner. For reasons of fairness, this is the only way to reserve a slot to attend the dinner.
Spaces for the dinner are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect the dinner to be fully-attended, so we will maintain a waiting list and will notify those students at the top of the wait list if a space opens up. Please do not RSVP for the dinner if you will not be able to attend the dinner (Tuesday, December 5, 6-8 p.m., DeCarlo's restaurant).

A biography of this semester's featured guest:
"Jeff Breinholt serves as Deputy Chief, Counterterrorism Section United States Department of Justice, where he heads a team of financial prosecutors dedicated to redressing terrorist financing through criminal prosecutions. A white-collar fraud specialist, he joined the Justice Department in 1990 with the Tax Division, and spent six years as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Utah before joining the Counterterrorism Section in 1997. In 2003, he was honored with the Attorney General�s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security, for his work in crafting creative legal theories that resulted in the initiation of several important prosecutions in the aftermath of 9/11.
He is a frequent lecturer on law enforcement and intelligence topics. He is the author of two books, Counterterrorism Enforcement: A Lawyer�s Guide (DOJ Office of Legal Education 2004), and Taxing Terrorism, From Al Capone to Al Qaida: Fighting Violence Through Financial Regulation (forthcoming 2006). He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1985) and the UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1988)."

The Role of Intelligence in Counterterrorism
Monday, 27 November, Kenney Auditorium, at Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Int�l Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 5:30 pm
"The Honorable Richard A. Posner, judge on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, will discuss �The Role of Intelligence in Counterterrorism,� at an SAIS Intelligence Forum. John McLaughlin, Merrill Center senior fellow will moderate. The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium, at Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Int�l Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. RSVP is required. Contact:, or 202-663-5831."

Information Meeting for 1L Students
September 21st, Room 601, 12:00-12:45
There will be a general NSLS meeting for students of all years. Pizza will be provided. We'll discuss our fall agenda, begin the search for a 2006-2007 Steering Committe and junior officers, and you'll have the opportunity to meet the current NSLS leadership. Plus, there's pizza."

NSLS National Security Career Fair
September 27th, 6th Floor Student Lounge, 3:30-6:30
We�ve invited nearly thirty employers from DC, Maryland and Virginia to come talk about their work to students interested in summer or full-time jobs. In the past, attendees have included the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), State Department, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and others. 2Ls, 3Ls and part-time students only please.

Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American?
Thursday, 16 November, International Spy Museum, 6:30 pm
The International Spy Museum will be hosting a discussion on domestic spying. One of the panelists, M.E. "Spike" Bowman is a good friend of NSLS at WCL and always has interesting things to say. Geoff and some of the other NSLS executive board members will be attending and socializing afterward. (Think of it as pre-gaming for Bar Review.) All interested members of the WCL community are welcome to come along. (Send email to geoffrey harriman if you'd like to coordinate travel plans.) Details for the event are on the International Spy Museum site. You must pre-register.

The National Security and Law Society held the following events in 2005-06.

Professional Issues in National Security (PINS 2006)
April 21st, 10am-4:15pm, Room 401.
The International Office of NSLS, the James Madison Project, and the WCL Media and Law Society are hosting a three-panel conference [AGENDA]. This event is free for students, but registration is highly recommended. Professionals must pay $40 for pre-registration or $50 for on-site registration. Registration instructions will be coming soon, but please feel free to email the International Office at with immediate questions, and please check back for updates.

Practitioner's Dinner: Bringing State Supporters of Terrorism to Justice.
April 19th from 6-8pm at De Carlo's Restaurant.
Mr. Thomas Fortune Fay, Esq. will be our featured speaker for this particular dinner and he will be speaking on "Bringing State Supporters of Terrorism to Justice." Mr. Fay is a noted litigator famous for his civil suits against Iran and Libya for providing material support to terrorist organizations. Dinner is, as always, free to students who wish to attend; due to limited space, please RSVP immediately to ensure a spot at the dinner.

MEFTA and National Security
April 10th, Room and Time TBD
NSLS is co-hosting with the WCL International Trade Law Society a panel on the Middle East Free Trade Area.

March 20-21st
NSLS hosted the EMININT conference in 2006.

Informational Meeting
January 18, 2006
12-1 pm - Room 401
5-6 pm - Room 601

Members and interested non-members need attend only ONE of these meetings. Learn about our upcoming Spring events and what you can do to help with the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security (EMININT 2006). Positions will also be open on our Editorial Committee for interested students to help edit and publish the Proceedings of EMININT 2006.

The Most Dangerous Game: Anatomy of a Molehunt
November 30, 6-8pm
DeCarlo's Restaurant

Former CIA Director of Counterintelligence Paul Redmond will join us for dinner to discuss the intricacies of CI, including taking us through the hunts for Aldritch Ames and Robert Hanssen.

First Annual NSLS Leadership Conference
November 5 (Saturday)

Law students and faculty from across the country will gather at WCL to hear about the methods by which new NSLS chapters can be set up. Delegates will participate in a Practitioners' Dinner on the evening of Nov. 5 with several prominent professionals from the National Security Law field. Attending students will also debate and ratify the international NSLS constitution.

Ethics CLE Seminar - Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers
October 28, 9am - 11:30am, Room 524

Ethics CLE credits will be awarded.

Moderator - Linda Gustitus, WCL adjunct professor, former Chief of Staff to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)

Panelist #1 - Joseph Onek, Senior Counsel to the Constitution Project

Panelist #2 - Kathleen Clark, Professor at Washington University School of Law, specializing in Ethics and National Security Law

Panelist #3 - Jesselyn Radack, former DOJ attorney-adviser and whistleblower on the John Walker Lindh case

Panelist #4 - Judge William H. Webster, senior partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, former Director of Central Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

They will discuss ethical challenges faced by government lawyers and how they differ from those of traditional lawyers, particularly in relation to the
issue of "Who is the client?". Find more information here.
Brunch and refreshments will be provided.

Primer on "Public Diplomacy and National Security Policy"
October 5, 4-6pm, Location Room 501

Taught by Jill Schuker, former Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to President Bill Clinton.

Ms. Schuker will be addressing the "real world" focus on the role public diplomacy plays and can play in the larger national security policy process. She will talk about: where we are and need to be with public diplomacy, rhetoric vs. substance, inside and outside players, and the challenges in effectively shaping a credible American voice abroad.

National Security Job Fair
September 20

Room 402, 2-3 pm

- Special presentation by CIA's Directorate of Operations

6th Floor Student Lounge,
4-6 pm

- Career Fair in the 6th Floor Student Lounge
Confirmed: CIA, NGA, NSA OGC, DHS OGC, DOJ Criminal Division Counter
terrorism Section, Congressional Research Service, Department of
State Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Bring business cards, resumes and dress appropriately.

Be advised that some organizations will not accept resumes.

Informational Meeting
August 31
1-2 pm - Room 603
5-6 pm - Room 401
Sandwiches provided

Members and interested non-members need attend only ONE of these meetings. A special election will be held to fill a vacancy in the member-at-large position. Only existing members can partake in the special election.

NSLS held the following events in 2004-05.

Career Fair
February 23rd, 4-6 pm
6th Floor Student Lounge,

-This will consist of recruiters from private industry, intelligence
agencies, and executive and legislative offices.
Bring your resumes and business cards.

Homeland Security Law Basics
March 1st, 4-6 pm
Room 627

- Two hour accelerated course in the basics of Homeland Security Law,
specially designed to bring students up to the speed for the upcoming
- To be taught by Joe Whitley, General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.

National Security Law Basics
March 16th, 4-6 pm
Room 603

- Two hour accelerated course in the basics of National Security Law,
specially designed to bring students up to the speed for the upcoming
- To be taught by Harvey Rishikof, Director of National Security Strategy,
National War College


Emerging Issues in
National and
International Security

March 21-22, 2005 at Washington College of Law, American University

Monday, March 21st
Day One
- This day will consist of five panels with a sandwich lunch.

5:30-7:30pm: Banquet
- Will be addressed by
James S. Gilmore, III.

Tuesday, March 22nd
Day Two
- This day will consist of the second set of three panels and a networking lunch hosted by Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

3-5pm: Reception
- Wine and cheese reception and final send-off.

General Membership Meeting
March 30th,12-1pm, 5-6pm
Room 401