Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual

The National Security Law Journal is excited to announce its fall symposium, Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual. This Policy by Other Means Fall 2015event will feature three panelists: Mr. Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel from the Department of Defense; Dr. Nicholas Rostow, a Distinguished Research Professor from the National Defense University; and Mr. Tom Bowman, National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter.

Although all of the branches have individually published pieces on the laws of war in the past, DOD has never before published a department-wide, comprehensive law of war manual. The panel will discuss the novelty of, and current controversy surrounding the unprecedented publication.

This event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University. Refreshments will be provided during check-in, which will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is complimentary, but space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.

National Security Law Journal currently accepting submissions for Vol. 4, Issue 2

rp_print_version_photo_200x200-150x150.pngThe National Security Law Journal’s submission window is currently open for professional pieces for our spring issue, Volume 4, Issue 2. We welcome essays, book reviews, and articles written by practitioners and academics on topics related to national security law. Ideal submissions will conform to these style instructions and will offer a novel, focused contribution to the evolving field of national security law.

Pieces may be submitted either through the online submission service ExpressO, or they may be sent to our Articles Selection Editor directly at submissions@nslj.org. More information is available here.

National Security Law Journal joins ABA as official sponsor of the 2015 National Security Law Career Fair

2015 National Security Law Career FairThe National Security Law Journal at George Mason University School of Law has joined the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security as an official sponsor of the 2015 National Security Law Career Fair, which will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgetown Law.

This event is open to all D.C. metropolitan area law schools, and we invite any interested law student to join us for the opportunity to gather information from prospective employers and ask questions of representatives from the following governmental agencies and non-profit organizations:

  • Air Force Judge Advocate General
  • Army Judge Advocate General
  • The Brennan Center
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • The Constitution Project
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Human Rights First
  • Navy Judge Advocate General
  • National Security Agency
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Department of Justice
  • United States Marine Corps

This event will be hosted on the Georgetown Law campus, 120 F. Street, NW, Washington, DC, on the Gewirz 12th Floor. Attendees are encouraged to wear business attire and to bring copies of their legal resumes. Light refreshments will be served.

Meet our team

Our Editors and Candidate Members bring richly diverse backgrounds to our team. Meet the students at George Mason University School of Law behind the National Security Law Journal: