Fall 2021 Course Schedule

Law, Policy & American Intelligence (LAW-822-001)
James Zirkle, Dana Dyson

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM (Th) - Warren - Room NT07

Enrolled: 19 / Limit: 22

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Examines the legal controls on the conduct of foreign intelligence activities by the United States, beginning with a review of what intelligence is and how it is obtained. The seminar also considers the history of United States intelligence activities in war and peace. Selected competing policy interests are identified and discussed as well. Litigation concerns inherent in national security cases also are examined.

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Dycus et al., National Security Law, 7th edition, Aspen Casebook Series and 2021 – 2022 Supplement

First Class Readings

Ch. 18 and CIA v. Sims, 471 U.S. 159 (1985).


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