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Fall 2014
6242 National Security Law - BERMAN-

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: Course has been listed as 3 Credit hour     Location:  

Course Outline: This course is an introduction to national security law that will cover presidential and congressional national security powers under the Constitution as well as relevant statutes-such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the USA Patriot Act-regulations, and guidelines. Though the course is not limited to terrorism, terrorism-related issues-particularly post-9/11 counterterrorism policies-will feature heavily. Topics will include the use of military force; domestic and overseas intelligence collection; detention, interrogation, and prosecution (both civilian and military) as national security tools; and access to national security information. We will cover such themes as the allocation of power between Congress and the President on matters of foreign policy and war making, as well as the role of the judiciary in checking the political branches. Grades will be based on an open-book in-class exam.

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Course Notes: Course has been changed to a 3 credit hour course: Course # 5397, Section # 26670  Professor Emily Berman is the UHLC’s newest tenure-track faculty member. Her bio can be found under Faculty Profiles.


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Exam: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Course Materials (5/22/2014 3:00:17 PM)

No book required for this course