The NSI’s National Security Law and Policy Program offers students a range of educational opportunities, including the opportunity to study national security law and policy with experts in the field, the opportunity to participate in the student-run National Security Law Journal, and the opportunity to conduct research with our first-rate NSI faculty, and the opportunity to work directly with the men and women of our armed forces through the M-VETS Clinic. The National Security and Homeland Security Law Program is led by Adjunct Professor of Law Jamil Jaffer.
The program is focused around Scalia Law’s National Security Law and Policy Concentration, which has an ever-growing array of courses and offers students the chance to demonstrate their specialization in national security matters. Our full-time and adjunct faculty’s experience spans national security and homeland security institutions across the federal government. The faculty brings real-world perspectives to the classroom, preparing students to hit the ground running for careers in government or the private sector.
The program includes the student-run National Security Law Journal, which provides students with the opportunity to edit and publish the work of notable scholars and practitioners in the field as well as to publish their own works of scholarship.
The program also offers students the chance to work directly with—and on behalf of—the men and women of our armed forces through a close partnership with Scalia Law’s M-VETS Clinic, which enables Mason law students to represent servicemembers, veterans, and dependent family members in a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation matters.
The program also offers students the opportunity to work with professors who are frequently called upon to inform the development of legislation, regulation, and policy in the executive and legislative branches.
Students also benefit from the law school’s location in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metro area, in close proximity to the headquarters of federal national security agencies and Congress.