Robert A. Helman : Courses and Seminars
Developing Law Practice Skills through the Study of National Security Issues
My purpose is to help students improve the skills required for successful law practice (regardless of setting) through the analysis and oral and written presentation of current national security issues (such as Presidential power, indefinite incarceration, assassination, electronic surveillance and cyberwarfare). Students will form teams of 2-4 persons. Each team will present its analysis of a topic to the class, which will be expected to participate on an informed basis. Substantial out of classroom work is required. Each student team will prepare a 2 hour presentation/discussion of its selected topic, and prepare to help lead the class discussion. Each team will also jointly prepare a short research paper (10-12 pp.) summarizing its analysis of the selected topic. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I or equivalent is recommended (may be taken concurrently).
Robert A. Helman