Georgetown Law Center to offer national security degree program

 Georgetown's Law Center has announced plans to offer a national security graduate degree program in Fall 2011. 

“The study of national security law is vitally important right now,” said David Luban, acting director of the law school's Center on National Security and the Law. “We are excited to offer our graduate students a highly rigorous program that will deepen their understanding of this critical area.”

The new program will be one-year and will consist of a graduate seminar, coursework in national security and a writing component. Individuals who choose to take the program are also welcome to take other courses at the Law Center. 

The law center's faculty certainly sets it apart from other programs, with more than 60 adjunct professors from the national security bar, bench and NGO community. The school has been offering national security law courses for over a decade. 

“Several members of our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field, and I can think of no better place to study this area of the law than Washington, D.C.,” said Law Center Dean William M. Treanor. 

In addition to having a top-notch faculty, the center also operates a daily security law blog and has ongoing projects related to state secrets privilege, biological weapons and quarantine law, security clearances and military ethics.