National Security Law & Policy Concentration

Scalia Law students may, in the alternative, choose to pursue the National Security Law & Policy Concentration. This concentration enables students interested in specializing in this field to present potential employers (both in government and in the private sector) with a credential that reflects a solid foundation in national security law and policy. Students participating in this concentration may also engage with the law school's National Security Institute.

In order to complete the National Security Law & Policy Concentration, students must complete the following courses:

Required CoursesCredit Hours
Administrative Law 3
Homeland Security Law or Homeland Security Law Seminar 2 or 3
National Security Law or National Security Law Seminar 2 or 3

In addition to these core courses, student must choose three electives from the following list:

ElectivesCredit Hours
Aviation Law 2 or 3
Legal Clinic: Mason Veterans and Servicemembers (MVETS)
Communications Law 3
Criminal Procedure: Investigation 3
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication 2 or 3
Cybersecurity Law Seminar 2
European Union Law 2
Government Contracts 2
Immigration Law 3
International Law 3
International Trade 3
Law of Government Oversight and Internal Investigations Seminar 2
Privacy and Information Security Law 2
Prosecuting Terrorism and Cases Involving National Security 2 or 3
Surveillance Law Seminar 2
War and Law or War and Law Seminar 2 or 3