Students selected for the National Security Law LL.M. take part in a rigorous academic program.  The National Security Law LL.M. requires that students complete the Proseminar in National Security Law, coursework both in national security law and possibly in other fields, and a writing requirement.

Students enrolled in the National Security Law LL.M. may apply to join the student staff of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy. The Journal relies on the participation of LLM students, and LL.M. students are chosen to be LL.M. Peer Reviewers, to peer review manuscripts for the Journal.