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ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Dedicated to educating the Bar and the public on national security issues and law The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security is the oldest Standing Committee in the ABA.

The Committee has a sustained commitment to promoting the importance of the rule of law in preserving the freedoms of democracy and our national security. Follow us online to find more about the regular national security law events and publications we host.

Who has the capacity and legal authority to mine the seabed? U.S. State Dept. officials Kate Gorove and Greg O’Brien wei...
02/10/2022
‎National Security Law Today: Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: U.S. Interests with Greg O’Brien and Kate Gorove on Apple Podcasts

Who has the capacity and legal authority to mine the seabed?
U.S. State Dept. officials Kate Gorove and Greg O’Brien weigh in on this and other U.S. interests in #DeepSeaMining

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676?i=1000550707800

#Mining #ClarionClippertonZone #Batteries #Minerals

‎Show National Security Law Today, Ep Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: U.S. Interests with Greg O’Brien and Kate Gorove - Feb 10, 2022

“No form of getting minerals is without any form of tradeoff.” -- Scott Segal of Bracewell LLP weighs in on the controve...
02/03/2022
‎National Security Law Today on Apple Podcasts

“No form of getting minerals is without any form of tradeoff.” -- Scott Segal of Bracewell LLP weighs in on the controversial future of seabed mining. Check out today's release, and the rest of our Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat series.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F1208685751

#NationalSecurity #mining #deepsea #oceanconservation #batteries

‎News · 2022

Some of the ocean’s deepest, most far-flung regions could hold the key to powering our future…but will that come at an e...
01/14/2022
Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: The Laws of the Sea with Matt Gianni (Part 1)

Some of the ocean’s deepest, most far-flung regions could hold the key to powering our future…but will that come at an ecologically devastating price? Episode 1 of our Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat series is LIVE and dives into the national and global security risks of deep sea mineral mining.
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/seabed-mining-matt-gianni-part-1?si=2863b61854ac4e5e927a08802c2e282e&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

In our first episode of the Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat series, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette welcome on Matthew Gianni, Co-Founder, Political and Policy Advisor for the Deep Sea Conservat

The Supreme Court is back in session with a full plate this fall. This week we are joined by Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Exe...
11/04/2021
Supreme Court Rundown with Jamil Jaffer

The Supreme Court is back in session with a full plate this fall. This week we are joined by Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director of the National Security Institute at George Mason University, to breakdown all the biggest #nationalsecurity cases.

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/supreme-court-rundown-with-jamil-jaffer?si=f337e6746fb84a8bbabd20ce39ba2a9b

The Supreme Court is back in session with a full plate this fall. To breakdown the latest national security cases on the docket, co-host Yvette is joined by Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director

As our climate heats up, so do geopolitical tensions. This week, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette discuss the National Intellig...
10/28/2021
The Impact of Climate Change on National Security

As our climate heats up, so do geopolitical tensions. This week, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette discuss the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) issued by the National Intelligence Council, and dive into all things climate change, fossil fuels, and future green energy technology. How will climate change impact global migration patterns? Which nations have a hand in the oil reserves of the Arctic? And what is solar geoengineering?

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/impact-of-climate-change?si=2da0b1ffa2cc432eb4cc01164943ba37

As our climate heats up, so do geopolitical tensions. This week, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette discuss the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) issued by the National Intelligence Council, and dive into a

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness month! And it’s starting off with a bang. Claudia Rast of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task...
10/07/2021
News Roundup – Facebook Whistleblower, Pandora Papers, and VPN Vulnerabilities with Claudia Rast

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness month! And it’s starting off with a bang. Claudia Rast of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force joins us to breakdown the latest – from Facebook and #FrancesHaugen, to the #PandoraPapers.

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/facebook-pandora-papers-claudia-rast?si=49d2d090f7a64e50a0b1e668bf775386

Happy Cyber Awareness month! And there’s already plenty to discuss. This week co-hosts Elisa and Yvette are joined by Claudia Rast, ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Co-Chair, to discuss the biggest

What are the legal issues surrounding Biden’s new “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan?We’ve rounded up the latest...
09/17/2021
News Roundup – The New Afghanistan, the AUMF, and Covid Vaccine Mandates

What are the legal issues surrounding Biden’s new “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan?

We’ve rounded up the latest nat’l security law news this week, starting with Afghanistan. Listen in.
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/news-roundup-afghanistan-the-aumf-and-covid-vaccine-mandates

This week, co-host Yvette is joined by Bill Banks to discuss the latest topics in national security law: What are the legal issues surrounding Biden’s new “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan? I

It's been two decades since the 9/11 attacks. Together as lawyers and as a nation, what have we learned?Tune in for a me...
09/13/2021
What We’ve Learned in the Two Decades Since 9/11

It's been two decades since the 9/11 attacks. Together as lawyers and as a nation, what have we learned?

Tune in for a memorable discussion featuring:
• Amb. Anne W Patterson of the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
• Michael G. Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
• Sahar Aziz of Rutgers Law School
• Judge James Baker of Syracuse University

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/two-decades-since-911

The last twenty years of American counterterror and national security efforts have had profound impacts on our nation and the world. On the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we ask, how have we do

Recognizing all those who've worked and served tirelessly to uphold the rule of law and human rights in Afghanistan for ...
08/19/2021
A Statement on Afghanistan

Recognizing all those who've worked and served tirelessly to uphold the rule of law and human rights in Afghanistan for the last 20 years.

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/a-statement-on-afghanistan

#nationalsecuritylawtoday #Afghanistan #AfghanWomen #TheHumanRace

As the current situation in Afghanistan unfolds, hosts Elisa and Yvette, along with the ABA community, are taking a moment this week to recognize those who've worked and served tirelessly to uphold th

“It is law and ethics that will distinguish the democratic use of AI from the authoritarian."Judge James Baker of The Ma...
08/16/2021
‎National Security Law Today: The Centaur's Dilemma with Judge James Baker (Part 2) on Apple Podcasts

“It is law and ethics that will distinguish the democratic use of AI from the authoritarian."

Judge James Baker of The Maxwell School at Syracuse University College of Law weighs in on the National Security Law Today Podcast. Tune in for more.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676?i=1000531829676

‎Show National Security Law Today, Ep The Centaur's Dilemma with Judge James Baker (Part 2) - Aug 12, 2021

Happening at 12PM ET! -- join us to discuss Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and the New Era of Information Shari...
08/04/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and the New Era of Information Sharing. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Happening at 12PM ET! -- join us to discuss Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and the New Era of Information Sharing -- moderated by Claudia Rast, featuring guests Judge Terrence Berg, Christopher Peters of Entergy, and Dan Sutherland of CISA

https://americanbar.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GGq0JDFvQBKuN07QtVVZbQ…

ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

Following the broad and sweeping impacts of Solar Winds, and the ransomware attacks on our critical infrastructure, the lawyer’s role as trusted counsel has never been more critical as organizations face constant cyber threats, navigate myriad laws, and juggle whom to notify, when, and how much in...

TODAY! We're sponsoring a free webinar, "Private Sector Cybersecurity: The Changing Landscape."Ft. Maureen Kelly & Jenni...
08/03/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Private Sector Cybersecurity: The Changing Landscape. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

TODAY! We're sponsoring a free webinar, "Private Sector Cybersecurity: The Changing Landscape."

Ft. Maureen Kelly & Jennifer O'Connor, with special guests:
Mieke Eoyang – Deputy Assist. Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
Hilary Hageman – Cubic Corporation
Kim Peretti – Alston & Bird
Kemba Walden – Microsoft

ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

Co-sponsored by the Standing Committee on Law and National Security Women in National Security Law and the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Featuring opening remarks by Jennifer O'Connor (Chair, Women in National Security Law) and moderated by Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Co-Chair Maureen Kelly. Fe...

With technology vastly outpacing the law, is Congress having a hard time keeping up?We had a great time chatting with Al...
07/28/2021
How the Global Privacy Crackdown Will Alter National Security with Alex Joel (Part 2)

With technology vastly outpacing the law, is Congress having a hard time keeping up?

We had a great time chatting with Alex Joel of American University's Washington College of Law on #DataPrivacy and #datasecurity - Catch both parts of the conversation on our #NationalSecurityLawToday podcast

https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/data-privacy-alex-joel-part-2…

Continuing their conversation on data privacy, host Elisa Poteat and guest Alex Joel dive deeper into the global privacy dilemma. How did the Snowden revelations influence today’s privacy tensions wit

New this week – Elisa Poteat and guest Alex Joel dive deeper into the global privacy dilemma. How did the Snowden revela...
07/22/2021
‎National Security Law Today: How the Global Privacy Crackdown Will Alter National Security with Alex Joel (Part 2) on Apple Podcasts

New this week – Elisa Poteat and guest Alex Joel dive deeper into the global privacy dilemma. How did the Snowden revelations influence today’s privacy tensions with Europe? And with technology vastly outpacing the law, is Congress having a hard time keeping up?

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676?i=1000529716452

‎Show National Security Law Today, Ep How the Global Privacy Crackdown Will Alter National Security with Alex Joel (Part 2) - Jul 22, 2021

What is happening globally to the concept of data privacy? In this week’s hot topic discussion, NSLT host Elisa Poteat i...
07/16/2021
‎National Security Law Today: How the Global Privacy Crackdown Will Alter National Security with Alex Joel (Part 1) on Apple Podcasts

What is happening globally to the concept of data privacy? In this week’s hot topic discussion, NSLT host Elisa Poteat is joined by Alex Joel to examine the U.S. data privacy mindset, how that mindset differs from Europe’s, and what regulations might be expected in the future.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-security-law-today/id1276946676?i=1000528977697

Alex Joel is a Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law:
https://www.wcl.american.edu/community/faculty/profile/ajoel/bio

‎Show National Security Law Today, Ep How the Global Privacy Crackdown Will Alter National Security with Alex Joel (Part 1) - Jul 15, 2021

How does the US share nuclear information and technology with other nations? And what happens when some individuals try ...
10/10/2019
Sharing Nuclear Secrets Without Safeguards with Mieke Eoyang and Jackie Kempfer

How does the US share nuclear information and technology with other nations? And what happens when some individuals try to subvert oversight of that process? This week on NSLT Third Way's Mieke Eoyang and Jackie Kempfer review how some people outside the government tried to influence the decision to share nuclear information with Saudi Arabia
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/sharing-nuclear-secrets-without-safeguards-with-mieke-eoyang-and-jackie-kempfer

The black letter law and articles referenced in this episode are: Report of the House Oversight Committee “Corporate and Foreign Interests Behind White House Push to Transfer U.S. Nuclear Technology t

Monday, July 22: We're hosting a free event about how to start - or build - your career as a national security lawyer. J...
07/18/2019

Monday, July 22: We're hosting a free event about how to start - or build - your career as a national security lawyer. Join us for a reception and to hear career advice from a panel of longtime practitioners in government and private practice
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/skMVjWCY75vpJmYP9

Anyone who has ever wondered about how they could work for the CIA, this podcast is for you. Three CIA representatives c...
06/27/2019
So you want a job as a CIA lawyer

Anyone who has ever wondered about how they could work for the CIA, this podcast is for you. Three CIA representatives came to National Security Law Today to talk with us about what they're looking for in new legal recruits. Listen up here:
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/ask-cia-recruiters-how-do-you-become-a-cia-lawyer

The black letter law and articles discussed in this episode are: CIA Job Portal https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities The National Security Act of 1947 https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/doc

On May 1st #ABANatSec will host a luncheon discussion "Supply Chain Security is National Security" with Harvey Rishikof,...
04/25/2019
National Security Law Luncheon "Supply Chain Security is National Security"

On May 1st #ABANatSec will host a luncheon discussion "Supply Chain Security is National Security" with Harvey Rishikof, Stephen Preston of WilmerHale and Joyce Corell of the NCSC. Register now to join us
https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/inperson/365997842/

Government and private industries are working to develop better practices for safeguarding the supply chains that serve our economy and our military. What are the dangers that unsecure or unregulated…

Our latest episode of National Security Law Today is from the Committee's Annual Conference. Former DHS Secretary Michae...
02/21/2019
Conversation with Michael Chertoff LIVE at the Annual Conference

Our latest episode of National Security Law Today is from the Committee's Annual Conference. Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses his national security law career and the impact that surveillance technologies have had and will continue to have on the law
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/conversation-with-michael-chertoff-live-at-the-annual-conference

Michael Chertoff is the Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group https://www.chertoffgroup.com/team/michael-chertoff His recent book is Exploding Data: Reclaiming our Cyber Security in the Digital Age

When the president talks about declaring a national security emergency, what happens? Jamil Jaffer and Paul Rosenzweig a...
01/24/2019
Declaring a National Emergency with Jamil Jaffer and Paul Rosenzweig

When the president talks about declaring a national security emergency, what happens? Jamil Jaffer and Paul Rosenzweig are on NSLT this week to explain the law on emergency legislation and executive power
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/declaring-a-national-emergency-with-jamil-jaffer-and-paul-rosenzweig

The black letter law and articles discussed in this episode are: National Emergencies Act of 1976https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-90/pdf/STATUTE-90-Pg1255.pdf Clinton v. City of New York

In our last episode of 2018, National Security Law Today welcomed Jamil Jaffer to talk about Carpenter v. US and Rubin v...
12/20/2018
Third Party Consent in the Digital Age with Jamil Jaffer

In our last episode of 2018, National Security Law Today welcomed Jamil Jaffer to talk about Carpenter v. US and Rubin v. The Islamic Republic of Iran, which raised questions about the 4th amendment and location tracking and what judgments can be brought against foreign nations
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/third-party-consent-in-the-digital-age-with-jamil-jaffer

The black letter law and articles on this topic are: Carpenter v U.S. (2018) https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/16-402 Carpenter Case Transcript https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_tr

“Has there ever been a time where technological change has been this rapid, this ubiquitous, and this impactful? It’s no...
12/13/2018
Privacy and National Security in 2018 LIVE with Glenn Gerstell

“Has there ever been a time where technological change has been this rapid, this ubiquitous, and this impactful? It’s no wonder that our societal norms and legal structures, especially in the area of privacy, have failed to keep pace.”
Listen to NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell at the ABA's national security conference
https://soundcloud.com/nsltoday/privacy-and-national-security-in-2018-live-with-glenn-gerstell

Glenn Gerstell is the General Counsel of the National Security Agency https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/press-room/Article/1629033/nsa-announces-glenn-s-gerstell-as-new-general-counsel/ For more on th

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Day 4 (graduation day!) is in full swing at #JLSLoyola! Fellows started the morning with sessions led by #LLS Professors Jessica Levinson, Justin Levitt and Priscilla Ocen and guest speaker Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker, counselor for the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security who was introduced by The National Judicial College President Benes Aldana. The fellows also had the opportunity to speak with 25 #LLS faculty and speakers during our Faculty Speed Dating session.