Homeland Security and Law of Counterterrorism

This course is designed to expose students to the rapidly changing field of counterterrorism and homeland security law, including law enforcement and intelligence measures to prevent threats or acts of domestic or international terrorism, as well as measures to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of terrorist attacks both domestic and abroad. Typical topics may include status of terrorists and access to judicial recourse; domestic and international surveillance; protection of classified information and fourth amendment concerns; and evolving approaches to counterterrorism. Students will read key cases; executive branch policy directives; legislation; current events articles; as well as other policy and legal analysis documents.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course