Center on National Security and the Law

Anchored by the strongest and most diverse national security faculty in the country, the Center is at the forefront of the national security conversation.

The Center operates with a “National Security 360” perspective: a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to identifying and addressing some of the most pressing concerns in national security law and policy.  The Center’s work is organized around three pillars:

  1. Next Gen Program for J.D. and LL.M students
  2. The launch of our new 360 Innovation Incubator, a problem solving lab for complex real-world security problems
  3. Deepening the national security conversation through public engagement
Alumni Profile

Avril Danica Haines (JD '01) is the Director of National Intelligence for the Biden-Harris administration. She is the first woman to serve in the country’s most senior intelligence position. Ms. Haines previously served in the Obama Administration as the first female Deputy National Security Advisor and the first female Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to her appointment to the CIA, she served as Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs in the Office of White House Counsel.