About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Counterterrorism, Privacy and Civil Liberties (Fall 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-866
- Class Number: 03629
- Instructor: Seth Stodder
This class focuses on the legal and policy issues that have arisen from the U.S. government's domestic security efforts post-9/11, including the detection and prevention of attacks or espionage on the U.S. homeland by terrorists, foreign nations, or other hostile groups. The class is taught by a former senior national security official who served in both the Bush and Obama Administrations, and will cover a variety of topics, including the current threat analysis, border and transportation security including the recent proposals by the Trump Administration to ban certain groups from entering the country, NSA and FBI surveillance and counterterrorism activities, immigration enforcement, efforts to counter violent extremism and radicalization, detention of terrorism suspects, and cybersecurity, including discussion of the recent Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. It will also address the civil liberties and privacy implications of the U.S. government's domestic security efforts, including the history and ongoing threat of overreaction by the government, leading to concerns of creeping authoritarianism.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: M 10:00 am - 11: 50 am
- Room Number: Room 118/120
- Exam: Take-home exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
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