Program - Homeland and National Security Law
The Master of Laws in Homeland and National Security will address all the laws of Homeland Security, and are consistent with Professor McDaniel's most recent role at the Pentagon for Homeland Defense Strategy, Force Planning and Mission Assurance, including:
- maritime and transportation security
- public health and bioterrorism
- intelligence and individual rights.
The LLM Program will also offer electives in intelligence law and privacy, cybersecurity, emergency management, risk management and critical infrastructure, military domestic operations and practical courses in federal contracting and administrative law.
Students wishing to focus their expertise and enhance their career in Homeland and National Security Law may earn a master of laws by obtaining an additional 24 credit hours of course work; including 12 credit hours of required course work and an additional 12 credit hours of elective courses.
Homeland Security Law I - Surveys the laws of Homeland Security. Reviews the statutes, executive orders and regulations as well as the theory, practice, and challenges for securing the American Homeland against terrorist attack and major natural disasters, with an equal emphasis on prevention and counter-terrorism and on response.
Homeland Security Law II, Comparative Laws of Homeland Security - Assesses the laws of nations through a comparative analysis perspective, looking at how homeland security is accomplished in nations other than the United States.
National Security Law I - Examines the competing conceptions and definitions of terrorism at the national and international level and the institutions and processes designed to execute the war on terrorism.
National Security Law II - Law of Terrorism - This course addresses the legal aspects of the U.S. government's "war" on terrorism. It focuses on the crimes and special approaches to criminal procedure (including bases for extended detention and special rules of investigation) as well as consideration for how they may differ from much of ordinary criminal process.
Elective Courses available:
- Constitutional Issues in Homeland and National Security
- Directed Study
- Homeland and National Security Law Review
- Intelligence Law and Privacy
- Master’s Thesis/Research Project
- Military Law
- Military Operations Law
- Physical Security of Critical Infrastructure and Risk Management
- Scholarly Writing
- Veterans Law Seminar