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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Terrorism & Counterterrorism Seminar

Course Description
Terrorism is a term that is invoked quite often by governments and private actors to label acts of individuals or groups that they view as unacceptably cruel and destructive.  However, there is often deep disagreement as to what acts are properly designated as terrorist acts and whether the label should be attached to the action of states as it is to the action of non-state actors.  The term’s popularity is inversely related to its clarity.  This seminar has three purposes.  First, it will explore the elements that go to define actions and behaviors we should deem terrorist.  The purpose here is to develop a description of terrorism that is precise as well as capable of being endorsed by a diverse international community.  Second, the seminar will examine selected institutional responses to the phenomenon of terrorism.  Third, it will explore the role human rights play (or should play) in shaping the nature of counterterrorism responses.  Students will be expected to produce a research paper on any aspect of the subject matter, but they would need to talk to me before settling on a topic.  The grade will be mainly based on the research paper, but the quality of the oral presentation may improve or negatively affect the grade and so may the quality of class participation. (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
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