Read interviews with practicing national security law attorneys, and read about organizations and opportunities in the field.
The Standing Committee recommends the following materials for instructors preparing to teach national security law courses:
Teaching National Security Law, (2005). Scott Silliman, Duke University School Law
Process, Practice, and Principle: Teaching National Security Law and the Knowledge that Matters Most, (2014). James E. Baker, Georgetown University Law Center
National Security Law, Sixth Edition, (May 2016). Stephen Dycus, Arthur Berney, William Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, & Steven Vladeck. Aspen Publishers.
Counterterrorism Law, Third Edition, (July 2016) Stephen Dycus, William Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, & Steven Vladeck. Aspen Publishers.
National Security Law & Policy, Third Edition, (2015) edited by John Norton Moore, Guy Roberts, & Robert Turner. Carolina Academic Press.
The President released a strategic document outlining the path that the government will take in promting and securing cyberspace for communications, defense and the economy.
The Trump administration published its first comprehensive strategic security guide, laying out the priorities and strategies for safeguarding the nation. The document, published December 2017 lists the pillars of the security strategy across different domains and different global regions.
The Trump administration proposed a major government-wide reorganization, including a cybersecurity recruitment plan.
A legal compilation from the Obama Administration on the use of military force and national security operations. The document includes the administration’s legal opinions, executive orders and military directives on lethal drones, interrogation and detention, the use of military force and the conduct of hostilities and describes the applicable international and domestic laws. Further analysis and context may be found at the Washington Post, and on Lawfare. The ABA Standing Committee held a discussion on the Congressional Role in Authorizing the Use of Force in 2011, you may be interested in a compilation of outside analysis of the issue from that time.
This document is an excellent resource for information on current ISACs, noting their legal bases and additional information.
This CLE package for the 10th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute provides important information about risk, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure security-notably in the electricity sector and supply chain.
This sourcebook covers all the statutes and the legal issues relevant to public-private partnerships related to counterterrorism and non-proliferation, mobility and maritime security, health and special weapons, disaster preparedness and response, and protection of cyber and critical infrastructure.