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226.13 sec. 001 - National Security Law: A Practitioner's Perspective (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Matthew Perry  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 170
    From August 16, 2021
    To October 04, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: October 04, 2021
Class Number: 31986

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 10/16 04:15 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 national security within the rule of law.

Matt Perry has over 16 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 relevant to 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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