Introduction to Homeland Security Law

Course Number:
LAW 724

Credit Hours:
1 or 2 Credit Hours

This course will explore the mission and authorities of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state, and local government agencies responsible for defending the United States from natural disasters and manmade threats. Students will learn about the organization and function of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, statutory and regulatory authorities pertaining to border security, law enforcement, immigration, and cybersecurity, and the interagency, inter-government, and public-private partnerships that enable homeland security partnerships. This course will also examine the doctrinal foundations of Homeland Security law, public policy and oversight issues, and the privacy and civil liberties impacts on homeland security operations.

Back to Course Descriptions