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National Security Law Journal Publishes First Issue

The National Security Law Journal (NSLJ), newest of George Mason's law journals, has published its inaugural issue. The organization's mission is to publish innovative, thought-provoking articles focused on the field of national security law.

The inaugural issue comprises three scholarly articles and two student notes. The scholarly article topics include a comparative analysis between the United States military and the People's Liberation Army of China, an analysis of how best to balance the right to self-defense with the prevention of civilian casualties in military combat, and an overview of international port security law. Student notes include a discussion on the issue of due process and citizen targeting by the commander-in-chief and the right to counsel for Guantanamo detainees.

Patrick J. Austin serves as editor-in chief for the journal. Frank A. Barber Jr. and Brendan Cassidy function as executive editor and managing editor, respectively.

Also of note, the NSLJ will sponsor a spring symposium on cybersecurity the evening of Tuesday, April 2, at the Washington, D.C., law office of Arnold & Porter, LLP. General (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, will headline the event.

Read the inaugural issue of the NSLJ.