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USC Gould School of Law

National Security Law Seminar     LAW-661

This course will introduce students to the sources, nature, and enforcement of U.S. national security law. The focus will be on domestic law, rather than international law. The course content will include a general overview of the nature of war; the nature of U.S. intelligence and counterintelligence operations; cybersecurity and the use of electronic surveillance; the use of data mining and watch lists; terrorism and counterterrorism efforts; the nature and handling of classified information; and the prosecution of national security violations. Every effort will be made to connect what we are learning with current events that involve national security.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric
Exam Type Paper and Presentation
Writing Requirement Yes
Skills/Experiential Requirement No
Enrollment Limit 25

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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