Terrorism and the Legal Process

The seminar will examine the relationship between the "war on terrorism" and the American legal process. We will examine a series of current cases and problems, such as the Supreme Court's rulings in the Padilla, Hamdi, and Guantanamo Bay cases, the USA Patriot Act, the operation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and FISA. We will also look at some of the historical background to the present controversies from both the Civil War and WWII. The grade is based 50% on classroom performance, and 50% on a paper or project. Possible projects are unlimited in scope, so long as they bear upon the subject matter of the seminar and entail an effort commensurate with a seminar paper. Research paper. Class attendance and participation mandatory. Students may write multiple draft papers.

Catalog Number: LITARB 639
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionConstitutional Law & Procedure
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class

Course History

Fall 2010
Title: Terrorism and the Legal Process
Faculty: Allen, Ronald J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 14     Actual: 13