Welcome to the Web site for the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Established at the University of Virginia School of Law in April 1981, the Center has an active publications program and sponsors scholarly conferences and national security law courses. The Center also sponsors an annual National Security Law Institute during the summer which is designed to provide advanced training for government officials and professors of law and international relations in this growing field.
Through its varied programs, the Center endeavors to further professional and public understanding of such important issues as:
As part of the University community, the Center cooperates with and endeavors to strengthen other organizations and institutions. For example, it has provided support to the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Student Legal Forum, the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the School of Law, and funding for relevant faculty research in other departments as well.
We invite you to explore the Center Web site and to contact us with any questions or comments regarding our activities. Thank you for your interest in the Center for National Security Law.
Professor John Norton Moore
Director, Center for National Security Law
Walter L. Brown Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
The War-and-Peace Professor
A Region in Turmoil: Conflicts in the Middle East--Law and Policy (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen)
Lawfare: Hard National Security Choices (blog)