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 public sector national security and intelligence lawyers often work at federal agencies including the Department of Justice and the CIA, the military and in non-profits, including research think tanks. In the private sector, a national security lawyer might help clients navigate governmental restrictions regarding finance, trade and procurement.
What to do if you are interested in National Security Law?
Georgetown Law Courses
National Security Surveillance
Congressional Investigations and Modern Day Inquiry
Federal White Collar Crime
International Criminal Law
Global Revolutions, Civic Activism, and Civil Society
International Law, National Security, and Human Rights
Managing National Security
Georgetown Law Seminars
Cyber and National Security: Current Issues Seminar
Judicial Review of Military Justice Proceedings: Current Issues and Constitutional Perspectives
National Security in Theory Seminar
National Security Lawyering Seminar
Strategic Intelligence and Public Policy Seminar
Helpful National Security Law Resources
- Careers in National Security Law, the 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 Career Planning Resources and National Security Resources on the Internet. These sites 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.
- Center for National Security Studies
- Human Rights First Law and Security Division
- Defense Intelligence Agency
- National Security Archive
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Office of the General Counsel
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division