Fall 2022 Course Schedule

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

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM (Th)

Enrolled: 20 / Limit: 22

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U* Notice - This course as offered *may* be eligible to satisfy Upper Level Writing Requirement. Students must have an explicit conversation with the professor no later than the end of the add/drop period, confirming that they intend to use the course assignment to fulfill the ULWR. Students must inquire and professors must agree to supervise the ULWR in writing. Students must present a written product for grading that meets both ULWR standards and the requirements of the course assignment.


This seminar will examine four broad areas of national security law and the significant policy choices that they present. Those areas include but are not limited to (1) laws and policies regulating covert actions, including the use of lethal force against suspected terrorists; (2) the protection of classified and sensitive national security information in litigation; (3) foreign intelligence and counterintelligence collection; and (4) espionage.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Dycus et al., National Security Law, 7th edition, and 2022-2033 Supplement (when available late August) Aspen Casebook Series. The textbook is also available as an E-Book.

First Class Readings

Ch. 18


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