The National Security Law Journal is excited to announce its spring symposium, Cracking Cyber: A Discussion with General Counsel to Demystify the Hacking Phenomenon. The event will feature three panelists: Mr. Daniel Sutherland, the Associate General Counsel from the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. W. Renn Gade, the Senior Legal Counsel from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Ms. Eliana Davidson, the Deputy General Counsel from the Department of Defense.
The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the Founders Hall Auditorium of the Arlington Campus of George Mason University. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Registration is complimentary, but space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.
Members: Sid Das, Abhi Mehta, Kelly Snyder, and Jennifer Zielonis
These editors will play an important role in shaping the future success of the National Security Law Journal. The outgoing Board extends its gratitude to these members for their dedication to the Journal.
In addition, the outgoing Editorial Board has recently reviewed a number of great Comments and Notes submitted by our Candidate Member class and publish-on applicants. Congratulations to the students whose pieces were selected for publication in our upcoming issues:
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2015):
Lauren Doney, NSA Surveillance, Smith & Section 215: Practical Limitations to the Third Party Doctrine in the Digital Age
Rick Myers, Confinement of U.S. Service Members in Civilian Prisons: Why Congress Needs to Modify Article 12 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2015):
Molly Picard, Cyberspace: The 21st Century Battlefield Exposing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines to Potential Civil Liabilities
Stephen Jackson, Terror in Mexico: Why Designating Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations Eases the Prosecution of Drug Traffickers under the Narcoterrorism Statute
The print edition of Volume 3, Issue 1 is now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. In this issue, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Merriam, Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Air Force Academy, analyzes how the laws governing biological weapons apply to non-state actors; Professor Ronald Sievert from the University of Texas School of Law advocates for rewriting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; and Christopher Donesa, former Chief Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, provides insight into the hotly-debated Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. This issue also contains two notes by Mason students: Stacy Allen analyzes a key case shaping the military’s handling of sexual assault, and Melissa Burgess comments on laws preventing the reimportation of American military firearms. Each copy is only $12.95 and eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.
The National Security Law Journal continues to be listed as one of the top ten titles on national security law on both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
Interested in being published? Still want to be on a journal?
The National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) is the only law journal at Mason to offer a unique publish-on option as an alternative path to journal membership. Our publish-on process starts after the write-on competition ends, and allows upper-class students (rising 2Ds, 2Es, and 3Es) to compete for membership by submitting an original article of publishable quality on a national security law topic. Students invited to join NSLJ through the publish-on process join as full Members, have the same opportunities and responsibilities as other full Members, and are eligible to compete for Editorial Board positions.
Publish-on submissions are due Friday, January 9, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have written a seminar paper on a national security law topic, you now have an opportunity to improve it to meet our “publishable quality” standard and submit it before Friday night. For more information, please visit www.nslj.org/publishon/. You can also direct any questions to Alexander Yesnik, Editor-in-Chief of NSLJ, at firstname.lastname@example.org.