Summer Program: National Security & Separation of Powers

NATIONAL SECURITY & SEPARATION OF POWERS

WITH

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE NEIL M. GORSUCH

SUMMER SESSION IN PADUA, ITALY
JULY 16-31, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is hosting an overseas summer program in July 2018 that features courses co-taught by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Supreme Court and Professor Jamil N. Jaffer.

The summer program will take place July 16 – 31, 2018 in Padua, Italy, and will focus on the separation of powers in the national security context.

The summer program will consist of two classes awarding a total of 3 credits:

Interbranch Conflicts in National Security: War, Intelligence, and Negotiations
Separation of Powers

Both courses will be team taught by Justice Gorsuch and Professor Jaffer. The separation of powers course will examine the philosophical doctrines underlying the American approach to our system of governance, the constitutional pedigree of the separation of powers, and the understanding of such separation by the framers, as well the application of separation of powers principles in the modern era, including in the administrative state and national security contexts. The interbranch conflicts course will analyze three-to-four case studies of conflicts between Congress and the President in national security, including disputes over war-making, surveillance and other counterterrorism efforts, and international agreements.

Estimated non-tuition costs are approximately $4,600, which includes the cost of round-trip airfare, transportation to and from the airport, single-occupancy lodging, and daily meals. In addition, tuition costs are $2,695 (in-state) or $4,343 (out-of-state). Discretionary travel, lodging, shopping, and other incidental expenses are not included. Travel costs are subject to change.

Enrollment is open to Scalia Law first- and second-year students in both the full-time and evening programs, as well as third-year evening students. The program is capped at 20 students, who will be admitted on a merit basis. NSI is also able to provide a number of merit-based scholarships to help students with tuition assistance, as well as to supplement travel and other expenses. For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact nsi@gmu.edu.

Application Deadline: November 15 at 11:59pm.

APPLY HERE