Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Through the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, students have unique opportunities to confront significant legal issues within and outside the classroom. Students interested in studying issues that arise in the context of national security and counterterrorism, the Instittue for Global Security offers a range of classes and labs.

The Institute also offers a concentration certificate in National Security Law to graduating students who have taken National Security Law I and II, and 15 additional credit hours from our many national security law-related course offerings.

1. Terrorism Prosecution Lab, where students conduct research and prepare legal memos for the Office of the Prosecutor for the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions.

2. Counterterrorism Law, where students take an in depth look at counterterrorism in the United States and other countries.

3. Terrorism Prosecution Lab II, where students undertake a directed independent study covering a discreet topic related to the prosecution of suspected terrorists detained at Guantanamo.

4. United States Coast Guard (USCG) & Homeland Security Lab, where Case Western Reserve University School of Law students are the only students conducting research and preparing legal memos for the U.S. Coast Guard on Homeland Security and Cross Border legal issues.

5. Formation of Government Contracts (Military Procurement Law).

6. Terrorism Financing

7. Homeland Security

8. International Humanitarian Law

Our Other Opportunities include:

Research Fellows
Chance of Publication
Chance to attend conferences and simulations around the nation

Research Assistant Positions

Alumni Board Opportunities

For further information, please contact Institute Director Professor Robert Strassfeld: or 216-368-5096

The National Security Law Society sponsors speakers, debates, and activities, offering the opportunity to explore in depth areas of national and global security