226.11 sec. 001 - Current Topics in National Security Law (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Matthew Perry
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 13, 2020
To March 09, 2020
Course End: March 09, 2020
Class Number: 32040
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
National security law is often inaccessible, and can be particularly hard to follow when divorced from the context of historical tradition, governmental structures, and the operational reality in which it functions. This course will aim to present national security law in context, exposing students as much as possible to the real-world effects of applicable legal standards and rules. Topics will include the history of the U.S. Intelligence Community, privacy and surveillance, and the role of a national security lawyer in protecting the national security.
Matt Perry has over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of national security legal issues in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office of the General Counsel. His duties have covered operational and policy matters involving counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and criminal investigations involving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the USA Freedom Act, and the State Secrets Privilege, among others.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
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