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Investigative, Trial, and Policy Issues in Criminal and National Security Law
This seminar covers a series of issues in criminal and national security law, often comparing and contrasting the two approaches, with a particular focus on challenges arising from acts of terrorism and other national security prosecutions, the President's war powers and congressional oversight, and in other select areas, including money laundering, economic sanctions, foreign investment in the United States, and cyber security and data privacy.
Each class will focus on a different topic, with advance reading assigned around each topic, and grading on the basis of two reflection papers and a final paper or legal brief (at the student's option) on a select issue in criminal and national security law. Guest speakers will help facilitate discussion on certain topics.
Pre-requisites: Criminal Law and Constitutional Law I.
This class does not count towards the seminars/simulations limit.
Patrick Fitzgerald, Michael Scudder