Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state. The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.
National Security Law
This course is a survey of the major legal components of national security, including counter¬terrorism; the Law of Armed Conflict; war powers issues; emergency powers of government and their relationship to civil liberties; counter¬intelligence, surveillance, intelligence gathering and other covert operations; the role of international and war crimes tribunals; and analysis; and issues pertaining to access to and release of national security information. Particular emphasis will be placed on legal issues relevant to the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath, including recent counter¬terrorism legislation and the war in the Middle East.