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Standing Committee on Law & National Security

About the Standing Committee The Standing Committee on Law and National Security is the oldest Standing Committee in the ABA. We have sustained a commitment to educating the Bar and public on national security issues.
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  • Cybersecurity Task Force

Thinking about Extremism in the 21st Century

A Keynote Panel from the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Annual Conference on Contemporary Rule of Law Issues: Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism.

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NatSec Law Journals
  • DC Courts Habeas Database

  • Writing Competition

2016 Annual Meeting Moderated Discussion - Emerging Issues in National Security and Law Enforcement

Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center

Gilman Louie, founder and former CEO of In-Q-Tel

Harvey Rishikof, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s advisory committee


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