611A.01 Readings in National Security

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. There is no textbook for this course, but the instructor will provide the readings. The four meetings for the fall of 2016 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on September 4th, September 18th, October 16th, and November 6th (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2017 meetings will be January 22nd and February 5th.  Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess.  Refreshments will be served.

Special Notes: 

Topic: Ethical Issues in National Security

Fall 2016

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
611A.01Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
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