Counterterrorism Under Law

SLN #: 11545
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rasmussen

Course Description:
This course will examine the challenge of confronting terrorist groups and other national-security threats while preserving the rule of law, constitutional government, and individual rights.

Topics to be covered include detention, electronic surveillance, oversight of secret intelligence agencies, the use of military force, and others. Within each topic, students will first learn how the U.S. legal system and, where applicable, international law accommodate national-security imperatives while restraining governmental power. The class will then consider one or more case studies illustrating how other governments have confronted the same problem. Drawing on these examples, students will have an opportunity to draw broader conclusions about the challenge of reconciling national-security powers with the rule of law in each area.

Evaluation will be based on written term papers, in- class presentations, and class participation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.