Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security promotes education and discussion of the complex and diverse issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of counterterrorism operations at home and abroad, the role of the respective branches of government in security matters, the international law of armed conflict, the impact of security issues on international business endeavors, and the ethical issues of the practice of national security law.


Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27: LENS will host a panel discussion from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 3037 of the Law School on "Career Opportunities in National Security Law" as part of the LENS Speaker Series. Open to the public.

  • Feb 28-29: LENS will host its 25th Annual National Security Law Conference at the Law School. Conference registration required. 

  • Mar. 19:  Prof. Stansbury will be participating in a discussion on U.S. election security, along with Jamil Jaffer from George Mason University, from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 4047 of the Law School.

  • May 8: Maj Gen Dunlap, USAF (Ret.) will be the guest of honor at the commissioning ceremony for Duke University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training (NROTC) Unit.

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Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90358
Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0358

For more information, contact Bobbi Pabon, at 919-613-8585

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