National Security Law
National Security law can include topics such as bioterrorism, cyber law, civil liberties, intelligence law, maritime law, and foreign relations, among others. Many national security lawyers begin their careers in law firms, government, the military or Capitol Hill, and later develop an expertise in national security law issues. An alternate path is to work for a defense contractor or consulting firm. In the private sector, a national security lawyer might help clients navigate governmental restrictions regarding finance, trade and procurement. In the public sector national security and intelligence lawyers work within the federal government, the military and in non-profits, including research/think tanks.
- Careers in National Security Law, an ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security introduces law students to the field of national security law. The Guide includes career paths, practitioner perspectives and links to employers and relevant online career sites.
- ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security contains two resource pages worth reviewing: Career Planning Resources and National Security Resources on the Internet, include comprehensive information on relevant publications and public and private employer links.
- Georgetown Law Center for National Security and the Law
- Georgetown School of Foreign Service features a series of employment sector profiles that span a wide range of international law-related fields, including national security and intelligence.
- Women in International Security, a member organization that advances women's leadership in the international peace and security field. An affiliated program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.