Roger Hertog Program on Law
and National Security
The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security focuses particularly on the role of domestic law in national security matters from the perspective of both lawyers and policymakers. The contours of the dynamic field of national security law are in constant flux, being shaped and reshaped each year in light of emerging challenges posed by the inevitability of globalization.
“The goal of the program is to expose students and others to real-world challenges and dilemmas facing government officials, to enrich our study of both the law and the role of lawyers inside government,” says Professor Matthew Waxman.
The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security features a rigorous and innovative curriculum in national security law that draws on the unique government experience of our permanent and adjunct faculty, and supports research by faculty members and students to produce policy-relevant scholarship on cutting-edge issues as a lasting contribution to the field.
Hertog Curriculum Highlight: Civil Liberties and the Response to Terrorism
New York, October 27, 2015—Two national security lawyers working for the U.S. Department of Justice shared career advice and stories with students when they returned to Columbia Law School as alumni. » Full story: Careers in National Security Law: A Tale of Two Attorneys
“Columbia Law School is training the next generation of national security lawyers during an era marked by hyper-surveillance, drone warfare, cyber-sabotage, shifting alliances, constitutional quandaries, and enemies unrestrained by national borders. The stakes could not be higher.”
—Elise Jordan » Full story: Bring the Noise
April 15, 2015
Hertog Program Hosts Discussion on Cyber Warfare — Shane Harris
April 18, 2014
Career Ambassador Discusses Unrest in the Middle East
April 16, 2014
Iran, Israel, and the United States: What's Next?
March 11, 2014
Privacy and Surveillance Laws: A Tug-of-War
March 22, 2013
Daniel L. Glaser '93 discusses his work as Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing at the U.S. Treasury Department.
March 20, 2013
What are the possible implications of ending the CIA practice of targeted killings? Professor Mathew Waxman addresses the subject.
Feb. 14, 2013
Professor Trevor Morrison delivers keynote address on "The Legal and Ethical Limits of Technological Warfare."
Oct. 25, 2012
Professor Matthew Waxman examines what the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about Iran in an op-ed at CNN's Global Public Square.
May 10, 2012
Professor Matthew Waxman discusses the Obama administration’s policy of flexible pragmatism in its counterterrorism policies
April 26, 2012
Professor Matthew Waxman discusses civil liberties for the Council on Foreign Relations' Campaign 2012 project
April 24, 2012
Mary Jo White ’74, Former U.S. Attorney, Talks about Civilian and Military Prosecutions of Suspected Terrorists
Feb. 22, 2012
Vice Admiral James Houck, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy
Nov. 29, 2011
Daniel Bethlehem, Former Legal Adviser, U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
» Complete List of Past Events