• Dycus, Berney, National Security Law, Sixth, 9781454868323, Wolters Kluwer
  • Dycus, Banks, National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law: 2018-2019 Supplement, 2018, Sixth, 9781454894704, Wolters Kluwer

The supplement is required because this area of law is rapidly changing. 

Class Information

Class participation counts toward the final grade.

We may do online exercises and course material.


Constitutional Powers

Congressional Powers

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water

Raise and support armies

The navy

Regulation of the military

Calling up the militia

Governing state militias

Presidential Powers

Commander in Chief

Ambiguous Powers

Habeas corpus

National Security Law Cases and Materials

National Security Blogs and Podcasts

Lawfare – a key blog for national security law.

Secrecy News Blog (free subscription) – an excellent source of information about national security issues.

Just Security – Just Security is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.

National Security Law Podcast – required listening if you are interested in national security law. (It is also entertaining.)