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Robert Weaver
Jerry Falwell Library 2nd Floor
Subjects: Government, Politics

Course Description

This course examines key public policy and legal issues, trends and strategies related to the national security context. Students will also examine and articulate recommendations for policy in this context and identify future legal challenges and issues.


Why is national security important? What are the rights, powers, limits, and obligations of the federal government in assuring national security?  This course prepares students for successful careers in law, defense, or national security by examining these and other critical questions relevant to national security. With a focus on constitutional and statutory law, as well as policy, students gain a foundational understanding of the structural and applied aspects of national security and why it functions as it does in the modern context.