Navigation

Search

Teaching

Preparing future generations of scholars and leaders to deal intelligently with issues of national security law is perhaps the Center's highest priority. Both the Director and the Associate Director teach at the University of Virginia School of Law, and the most important part of the Center's work to date has involved teaching and course preparation.

Profession John Norton MooreFor more than four decades, Professor John Norton Moore has been teaching a course on national security law at the law school, which began as the first course of its kind in the nation. He has also taught the subject at Georgetown University Law Center and American University School of Law. In addition, Professor Moore teaches courses in oceans law and policy, international law, the rule of law, and ethical issues in foreign policy. In past years he has taught courses in the Constitution and foreign affairs powers, and the goals of U.S. foreign policy. He has authored many publications, including Solving the War Puzzle (2004) and Civil Litigation Against Terrorism (2004).

For more than twenty years, Professor Moore also served as the Director of the Graduate Law Program at Virginia, during which time he oversaw the training and advanced scholarship of hundreds of attorneys and legal scholars from the United States and around the world. Many of his former students have gone on to hold senior positions in government or to academic prominence. He continues to supervise graduate work on a regular basis.

Professor Robert F. Turner with studentsAssociate Director and Center co-founder Professor Robert F. Turner has taught undergraduate courses in international law, U.S. foreign policy, and an occasional seminar on such topics as foreign policy and the law and the Vietnam War, in what is now the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at UVA. Professor Turner has also served as the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College.

Professors Moore and Turner teach a series of interdisciplinary seminars on advanced topics in national security law and policy at the Law School. In the fall of 2017 they will co-teach "War and Peace: New Thinking About War and War Avoidance." Professors Moore and Turner also co-teach teach a seminar " Legal and Policy Issues of the Indochina War " which will be offered in the fall semester of 2018.