Counterterrorism   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 858 - Counterterrorism

Credits: 2

This course will examine the legality of methods adopted by the government to combat what it defines as terrorism, primarily, though not exclusively, in the period after September 11, 2001. The course will be roughly divided between a review of extraordinary methods that followed more closely a "war" model, such as renditions, mass surveillance, the use of drones, torture, and military commissions, and those that follow a criminal prosecution model, which include the use of informants, the material support law, expert evidence, and sentencing/confinement.

Note: This course satisfies the perspective course requirement.

Basis of Grade: Weekly reaction papers and class participation.

Form of Grade: Letter