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

National Security Institute to Host Senator Tom Cotton at Scalia Law

The National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation present the first event in our Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Senator Tom Cotton, Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Chairman of the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for a …

Volume 5 Issue 1 Released

Volume 5, Issue 1 – Fall/Winter 2016 (PDF; 2 MB) – Download the entire issue! Published December 31, 2016 ARTICLES Deborah Samuel Sills, Certified Question Jurisdiction: A Significant New Authority for the FISA Court and the FISA Court of Review, 5 NAT’L SECURITY L.J. 1 (2016). Ryan Santicola, Legal Imperative? Deconstructing Acquiescence in Freedom of Navigation Operations, …