Educating National Security Lawyers for the Twenty-first Century: The Intersection of National Security Law and International Affairs

Throughout its fifty-year history, the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security (SCOLANS) has strived to address the most important national security law issues and advance understanding among members of the bar and the public. In recent years, SCOLANS has recognized the importance of educating the next generation of lawyers to advise clients concerning national security law, including tensions between security and liberty, and anticipate problems on the horizon. The Journal of National Security Law & Policy (founded with support from SCOLANS) aims to advance the conversation on national security law and policy education and is launching a series that will focus on national security teaching and curricula.

By William C. Banks

Professor William C. Banks is an internationally recognized authority in national security law, counterterrorism, and constitutional law. Banks has helped set the parameters for the emerging field of national security law since 1987, co-authoring two leading texts in the field: National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law. In 2008, Banks was named the College of Law Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University, where he has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years.

By Harvey Rishikof

Harvey Rishikof is a Visiting Professor at Temple Law School and Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security.

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