Mason Law Students: Information Sessions Tuesday 4/8 at Noon & 8 p.m.

Attention 1L, 2L, and 3E students at George Mason University School of Law…

Interested in learning more about the National Security Law Journal, the write-on process, and the publish-on process? Join us Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at noon or 8 p.m. in Hazel Hall Room 225 to talk about the exciting field of national security law, meet current members, and discuss the importance of journal membership during law school. At the 8 p.m. session, Prof. Jaffer, one of our faculty advisors, will also provide a brief update on the Homeland and National Security Law Program at Mason. Food and beverages will be provided at both sessions, and all attendees will receive a small gift.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexander Yesnik, the incoming Editor-in-Chief, at alexander.yesnik@nslj.org.  See you there!

Former U.S. Attorney General speaks at NSLJ event

Michael_MuaseyThe National Security Law Journal at George Mason University School of Law recently hosted its spring symposium featuring a keynote address by former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who spoke on the NSA, wiretapping, and the data-mining program known as PRISM. The event was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, 2014 on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

A spirited debate between Professor Robert Turner of the University of Virginia School of Law and Professor Stephen Vladeck of American University’s Washington College of Law followed Judge Mukasey’s keynote address. Professor Jeremy Rabkin of George Mason University School of Law served as the moderator.

The full video of the event is now available online.

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Safe and Surveilled event Wednesday 3/26 at 3pm

National Security Law Journal brings former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to Mason Law to speak on the NSA, wiretapping, and PRISM

The National Security Law Journal at George Mason University School of Law is hosting its spring symposium today, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, featuring a keynote address by former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who will speak on the NSA, wiretapping, and the data mining program known as PRISM. The event will be held in the Founders Hall auditorium on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. (View a map.)
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Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the 2014-2015 Editorial Board of the National Security Law Journal

The outgoing Editorial Board of the National Security Law Journal is thrilled to announce the newly-elected members of the Editorial Board for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each member listed below played a vital role in shaping our many successes this year, and the outgoing Board thanks them for their enthusiasm, focus, dedication, and exceptional work along the way.

2014-2015 Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Alexander Yesnik
  • Executive Editor: Stacy Allen
  • Managing Editor: Erica Calys
  • Symposium Editors: Jessica Eddy & Rosemarie Lombardi
  • Articles Selection Editor: Francis Brickfield
  • Senior Articles Editor: Melissa Burgess
  • Articles Editors: Bridget Alzheimer & Jordan Ransenberg
  • Senior Notes Editor: Suzanne Simms
  • Notes Editor: Eve Tilley-Coulson
  • Senior Research Editor: Matthew Morrison
  • Research Editors: Nicholas Johnson & Rosemarie Lombardi

We also would like to congratulate the two students whose pieces were selected for publication in our spring issue, Volume 2, Issue 2:

  • Frank Brickfield, Improving Scrutiny of Applicants for Top Secret/SCI Clearances by Adding Psychological Assessments
  • Suzanne Simms, Revision of Article 60 and the Military Convening Authority’s Clemency Power: An Alternative to the Enacted Legislation