A Top National Security Journal

The National Security Law Journal is a student-edited legal periodical published twice annually at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. We print timely, insightful scholarship on pressing matters that further the dynamic field of national security law, including topics relating to foreign affairs, intelligence, homeland security, and national defense.

Our print edition is available from retail bookstores, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Digital versions of our full issues are available online.

We welcome submissions of articles and essays from all points of view written by academics or legal practitioners that make significant and original contributions to the evolving field of national security law.

Recent News

Volume 6 Issue 1- Article Release

The National Security Law Journal has released online the first and second articles  from its upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 Volume 6 Issue 1.  Articles: Daniel Mandell,  The Guantanamo Bay Commissions: A Historical Perspective, 6 Nat’l Sec. L.J. 1 (2018). Download here! Major Aaron L. Jackson & Colonel Kristine D. Kuenzli, Something to Believe In: Aligning the Principle of Honor with the Modern …

NSLJ Presents Our Fall 2017 Symposium: Security in the New Era of Targeted Sanctions

On November 13, 2017, the National Security Law Journal, in partnership with the National Security Institute, will host its fall symposium, Security in the New Era of Targeted Sanctions.  The event will feature the following panelists: Dr. Mark Katz, Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, Dr. Gregory Koblentz, Professor at the Schar School of …