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Law Plcy & Amerintell Actv Sem (LAW-822-001)
Zirkle, Siemion

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:40 PM (Th) - Room 500

Enrolled: 19 / Limit: 20


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This seminar will examine three broad areas of national security law with discussions of some of the significant policy choices that they present. Those areas are:
(1) foreign intelligence surveillance,
(2) espionage,
(3) prosecuting accused terrorists in court, and
(4) U.S. and international law applicable to covert action and special operations with emphasis on targeted killing.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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REQUIRED: National Security Law by Dycus (Hardcover) - ISBN #9780735594753 - Edition: 5th; National Security Law & Counterterrorism Law Supplement by Dycus (Paperback) - ISBN #9781454841005 - Edition: 2014-15

First Class Readings

For the first class, please read: Applbaum, “Professional Detachment: The Executioner of Paris,” 109 Harv. L. Rev. 458 (1995).


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