National Security Law

Our J.D. and LL.M. students can choose from an unparalleled curriculum that explores the most current topics — from cybersecurity and biosecurity to refugee law and international customs law.

Our full-time professors are leaders in their fields, excelling in scholarship, in innovative simulations and other experiential learning initiatives, as well as in practice and in policymaking. With our Washington, D.C., location, we are able to attract visiting and adjunct faculty members who are leading practitioners from the highest levels of government, the private sector and the nonprofit and advocacy worlds.

Georgetown Law students not only have access to high-level scholarship in contemporary issues in national security law, but also hands-on experiences in the field. Our Center on National Security and the Law engages students in work on various projects, including online publications like the State Secrets Archives and the Security Law Brief, as well as research projects on topics such as biometrics, habeas litigation and national security treaties. The Center serves as a resource for both our national security law faculty and outside organizations, and it is a conduit for students seeking externships at outside organizations.