The National Security Law Program focuses on the roles of domestic and international law in national security matters, from the perspective of both lawyers and policymakers. The contours of the dynamic field of national security law are in constant flux, being shaped and reshaped each year in light of emerging threats, challenges and technologies. In addition to producing cutting edge scholarship (including student work and publications), the National Security Law Program aims to further academic dialog within the field through:
- Expert Engagement Bringing high-level policymakers and experts to Columbia Law School to speak with both students and faculty members through both public and private events.
- Innovative Coursework Developing specialized coursework in the field and helping to prepare students for national security law careers in public service or the private sector.
- Institutional Partnerships The Program enriches academic dialog through partnerships with other centers, programs, universities and think tanks.
Publications from 2020
Report: Strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Pathways for Bridging Law and Policy, Columbia Law School, 2020, Nobuhisa Ishizuka, Masahiro Kurosaki, and Matthew C. Waxman
Publications from 2016
Publications from 2015
Article: A Tale of Two Kadis: Kadi II, Kadi v. Geithner & U.S. Counterterrorism Finance Efforts, Douglas Cantwell
Article: Using Force on Land to Suppress Piracy at Sea: The Legal Landscape of a Largely Untapped Strategy, Steven R. Obert
Publications from 2014
Article: Square Pegs and Round Holes: Moving Beyond Bivens in National Security Cases, Alexander Steven Zbrozek
Publications from 2013
Article: Changing Tides: An Adaptable Prosecution Approach to Piracy’s Shifting Problem, Jessica Piquet
Article: Hackback: Permitting Retaliatory Hacking by Non-State Actors as Proportionate Countermeasures to Transboundary Cyberharm, Jan E. Messerschmidt
Publications from 2011
Article: Preventive Detention in American Theory and Practice, Adam Klein and Benjamin Wittes
Publications from 2010
Article: The End of Al Qaeda? Rethinking the Legal End of the War on Terror, Adam Klein