SEST-606-01 The Law of War in the Age of Terror
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
SEST 606 – National Security Law - The Law of War in the Age of Terror

Course Description
This multidisciplinary course examines the relationships between law, policy, and war as they relate to contemporary non-state and unconventional threats. Drawing legal and political science methods, it will equip students with the conceptual and jurisprudential tools necessary to identify the legal basis for U.S. policy and evaluate the legality of various operations. Students will examine international, constitutional, and statutory norms from both a legal and operational perspective. From enhanced interrogations and extraordinary renditions to drone warfare and targeted killings, they will gain a deeper understanding of how war fashions law, and why law seeks to retrain war.

Course is classified as U.S. National Security and Terrorism/Substate violence.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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