Director, Hon. James E. Baker, Suite 300, College of Law, 315-443-2284
Quesitons about the Program can be directed to Keli Perrin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy and Law (SPL) at 315-443-2284.
The CAS in National Security and Counterterrorism Law will be an interdisciplinary, 15-credit program of study for law and graduate students specializing in national security, homeland security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and related fields. The interdisciplinary nature of the CAS will enrich the students’ legal understanding as program recipients collaborate with students and faculty from a range of disciplines, including public administration, international relations, political science, communications, and history. Students benefit from the expertise of faculty in military planning and operations, global counterterrorism and arms control policy, counter-proliferation policy, diplomacy and international relations, mass communication, terrorist methods and psychology, history, and economics.
15 credits in security-related coursework give students a solid understanding of:
- The legal framework for national security decision-making, including the respective powers of the President, Congress, and the Judiciary.
- The legal authorities governing the use of military force, intelligence operations, and public access to national security information.
- US and international responses to terrorism, including law enforcement, intelligence, military, and diplomatic approaches to counterterrorism.
- The challenges of homeland security preparedness and response.
The program is open to students matriculated into law and graduate programs at Syracuse University. Students must meet the requirements of their respective colleges.
Maintain a 3.0 GPA average in any courses in the required list. No courses may be taken pass/fail.