2016-2017 Editorial Board announced and student pieces selected for publication

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2015-2016 Editorial Board and Members

The outgoing Editorial Board of the National Security Law Journal is excited to announce the incoming Editorial Board for the 2016-2017 academic year. Congratulations to all of the incoming editors and members:

These editors and members will play an important role in shaping the future success of the National Security Law Journal. The outgoing Board looks forward to celebrating the incoming Board’s successes, and it extends its gratitude to these members for their ongoing dedication to the Journal.

Additionally, 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. 4, Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2016):

  • Jameson Goodell, The Revival of Treason: Why Homegrown Terrorists Should Be Tried as Traitors
  • Chelsea Smith, Hacking Federal Cybersecurity Legislation: Reforming Legislation to Promote the Effective Security of Federal Information Systems

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2016):

  • Richard Sterns, Unregulated and Under the Radar: The National Security Case for Federal Regulations of Certain Small Maritime Vessels
  • Jaren Stanton, Amber Waves of Grain: Are National Security Interests Destroying the Land they Fight to Preserve?

Video from “Policy By Other Means” event now online

The video from our most recent event, “Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual,” is now available online. This event, hosted by the National Security Law Journal at the Arlington Campus of the George Mason University, featured a spirited debate on DOD’s recently published department-wide law of war manual. Moderated by Mr. Harvey Rishikof, former Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the distinguished panel included Mr. Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel from the Department of Defense, Dr. Nicholas Rostow, a Professor from the National Defense University, and Mr. Tom Bowman, National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter. All three panelists commented on the novelty of the Law of War Manual and addressed current controversies surrounding the unprecedented publication, including the Manual’s impact on journalists who are embedded with deployed military units.

National Security Law Journal releases Volume 4, Issue 1

JANUARY 12, 2016 — Our new fall/winter issue is Journalhere! You can now access the digital versions of the articles in Vol. 4, Issue 1 online.


NSLJ is currently accepting Publish-On submissions

Still want to be published? Still want to be on a Journal? It’s not too late! National Security Law Journal - Print Edition

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. Students who are extended membership offers through the publish-on process join the Journal as full Members and have the same opportunities and responsibilities as other full Members –  including the opportunities to be published and apply for Editorial Board positions.

Publish-on submissions are due Friday, January 8, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have already written a seminar paper on a national security law topic, we will happily accept it! Please note, our deadline affords you plenty of time to edit or revise your paper in order to ensure that it meets our “publishable quality” standard before you submit. And if you don’t have a seminar paper on national security law? Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to write before the deadline!

For more information about the Publish-On process and this exciting opportunity to join NSLJ, please visit www.nslj.org/publishon/. You can also direct any questions you may have to Rick Myers, Editor-in-Chief, at rick.myers@nslj.org, or to Lynzi Maas, Managing Editor, at lynzi.maas@nslj.org.