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.
On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, the National Security Law Journal will host Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, a conversation with John Rizzo on his life as the CIA’s top lawyer. Rizzo’s thirty-four-year career culminated with seven years as the Agency’s chief legal officer. The conversation will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Apuzzo. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and attendees are welcome to have a copy signed by Rizzo following the event.
The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Founders Hall on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University located at 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. A public parking garage is located under the building. It can be accessed from North Kirkwood Road. The closest Metro station is Virginia Square/GMU on the Orange/Silver Line, about one block away. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is complimentary, but space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.
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Coming Thursday and Friday, August 21-22, 2014
The National Security Law Journal at George Mason University School of Law has joined the American Bar Association (ABA) as an official sponsor of the 9th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, which will be held Thursday and Friday, August 21-22, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
This annual look at the state of homeland security features 21 panels taught by 100+ experts in national security policy and the fight against terrorism. Topics include immigration law, homeland defense, the role of the military, chemical safety, the balance of privacy and security, emerging threats to the homeland, infrastructure protection, public-private partnerships, export control, disaster response and recovery, and cybersecurity, among others. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with legal practitioners from government agencies, the military, private practice, and academia.
Registration is free for law students, but advance registration is required. Students should contact Alisha Dixon or Angela Petro at the ABA at (202) 662-1582 to register, as complimentary student registration is not available online.
The video from our “Safe and Surveilled” event is now available online. This program, hosted by the National Security Law Journal at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, featured a keynote address by former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey followed by 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. All three speakers commented on the NSA, wiretapping, and the legality of the data-mining program known as PRISM.