nationalsecuritylaw NSL moot court competition at GW

November 1, 2011

The co-chairs of the 2012 George Washington University Law School National Security Law Moot Court Competition would like to encourage law students from around the country to register to compete in the 2012 National Security Law competition. The GW NSL Moot Court Competition is the only nation-wide competition focusing on national security issues. This year, the competition will take place the third weekend of February and feature distinguished panels of judges.

Those judging the competition are highly experienced jurists with expertise in national security law and related areas. The competition’s final round, which has been covered by C-SPAN and other news organizations, is judged by high-profile national security law experts, such as:

• Federal appeals court and district court judges

• U.S.military courts of appeals judges

• A former Acting Attorney General of the United States

• Former Directors of the CIA and FBI

• A former Solicitor General of the United States

Contestants are eligible for awards and prizes recognizing excellence in brief writing, oral advocacy, and overall team performance. The two teams arguing in the final round will be invited to join the final round judges and esteemed legal scholars in the field of national security law for a private reception at one of D.C.’s many notable restaurants.

Interested teams are asked to register as soon as possible. The registration fee is $400 per team or $650 for two teams from the same law school. All registrations must be received by November 18, 2011, and only a limited number of spots are still available.

To register, learn more about the competition, and read a preview of this year’s problem, please visit the competition website.

If you have any questions, please contact NSLMootCourt.

nationalsecuritylaw ABA SCOLANS Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law – December 1 and 2 (Ritz-Carlton in DC)

November 1, 2011


Confirmed keynote speakers include Chief Prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions

BG Mark S. Martins and State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh


The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law, proudly announce the “21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law

nationalsecuritylaw job opportunity: State Department INL Bureau – Justice Advisor – Afghanistan

November 1, 2011

Justice Advisor-Afghanistan

The Department of State, INL Bureau is seeking 2-3 Justice Advisors to develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the Afghan legal system, with a particular focus on criminal justice, human rights standards, humanitarian law, national security, gender initiatives, and legal education. All qualified applicants can review the full description at fofanag.


· US Citizenship

· JD from an accredited law school

· A minimum of 10 years of legal experience

· Excellent writing and communication skills

· Superior negotiation, interpersonal, and managerial skill

· Experience in planning, strategizing, implementing, and reporting on projects

· Proven ability to work well with others

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite • Prior international work experience

· Basic understanding of US foreign policy in Afghanistan

· Secret Clearance


· Experience in post‐conflict nations, especially Afghanistan or Iraq

· Knowledge of Sharia law and civil law systems

· Regional language skills

· Overseas experience working in implementing rule of law projects

· Experience prosecuting international criminal cases

· Experience working at the DOS

· Experience working at a legal development organization

· Demonstrated experience managing large US assistance programs

· Ability to work effectively with host‐nation counterparts, departments, and ministries to further US program goals and objectives and communicate those issues in a timely and concise manner

· Familiarity with international organizations involved in justice program components in missions around the world, and demonstrated ability in coordinating programs in a multi‐agency, multi‐donor environment