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National Security Law
GOVT 368
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

In this course, students will learn legal concepts that govern law enforcement investigations and criminal prosecutions, and then explore how those concepts apply in the context of national security. The course will examine (1) the history and structure of the U.S. Intelligence Community; (2) differences between investigative tools such as search warrants and wiretaps in traditional and national security cases; (3) the history, role, and future of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; (4) how counterterrorism and counterespionage statutes operate; and (5) how prosecutors use classified information as evidence in public trials. Guest speakers and current events will inform part of the semester.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(GOVT-Theory)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-20-2024
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