Course DescriptionThis class addresses the law governing national security investigations, foreign and domestic, and related litigation. Topics include electronic surveillance, FISA, the Terrorist Surveillance Program, the Classified Information Procedures Act encompassing the handling of classified information at trial, and recent cases in national security law. We complete the class with a practical problem regarding the federal response to a bioterrorist attack. National Security Law is often inaccessible, and can be particularly hard to follow when divorced from the context of historical tradition, governmental structures and the operational reality in which it functions. Without disclosing and classified or confidential information, this class will attempt to present the law in context.