Upcoming Events


The Conflict in Syria: Wherefore International Law?

November 17, 2016, noon-2pm, Caplin Pavilion, University of Virginia School of Law.

This panel discussion will focus on the many international legal issues associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria. Topics will include the characterization of the conflict, third party involvement in the hostilities, the Law of Armed Conflict principles applicable to the conduct of military operations, and the potential commitment of war crimes on the part of certain of the combatant parties. Panelists:

Kenneth Anderson, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Christopher B. Harland, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Lieutenant Colonel David LaBelle, International/Operational Law Department, Judge Advocate General’ s Legal Center and School, U.S. Army

Catherine A. Rifkin, Special Counsel to the General Counsel, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

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A Region in Conflict: The Operational Domain of ISIS

This day-long conference, co-sponsored by CNSL and the Daniel Morgan Academy, will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Caplin Auditorium, University of Virginia Law School. This conference will examine the religious, political and legal issues associated with ISIS in the Middle East. Program coming soon.

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The 25th National Security Law Institute

June 4-16, 2017, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Sponsored by the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA

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ABA 27th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law

Date TBA (November, 2017), Washington, DC. ~ Program ~ Registion ~ at the ABA website.

Venue: TBA

Co-Sponsors: The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Join us in the Annual Review Conference’s 27th year as we address the most pertinent issues facing national security law practitioners today!

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