Led by legal practitioners in the field, this course will explore the legal framework —and the future — of the new and expanding field of homeland security. From the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, to the oversight of foreign transactions, to cybersecurity, and more, this course will consider the legal basis for homeland security functions and the anticipated future of this exciting field. The course will examine how law and policy intersect in the homeland security realm, and the real-world impact these collisions have on securing the nation from all manner of threats. In addition, the course will analyze the legal challenges for the Executive and Legislative Branches in this area, as well as how the Federal government and state and local governments interact. Prospective enrollees should have an interest in homeland security, a desire to learn legislative analysis, and a willingness to engage in lively course discussion. Writing done for this offering will not satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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Last offered Spring 2011.