Students studying national security law at Georgetown have a host of resources and opportunities to help them prepare and plan for a career in national security law.
Each fall, the Center partners with the Office of Public Interest and Community Service and together they hold the Federal Government Security Clearance Workshop. Many government agencies require security clearances, and the workshop is designed to educate students about the application process and the legal framework underlying security clearances. We host representatives from the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency. Students have the opportunity to ask anonymous questions on index cards if they prefer. This event is usually held in October, and is available via webcast to members of the Georgetown Law community.
Periodically throughout the year, the Center hosts professionals for “Careers in National Security Law” brown bag lunches. These are small groups in an informal setting, with national security lawyers who come to discuss their careers, and offer academic and career advice.
We also have a guide for students interested in planning their academic program at Georgetown, called the Supplemental Guide on National Security Law and Preparation for Practice.
Georgetown also offers students access and exposure to the people and institutions who play a key role in shaping the national security law dialogue, through our experiential learning opportunities.