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LAW 849 v00 : National Security Investigations and Litigation

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Druthers submitted by: mj715
Spring 2021
LLM Adjunct
UserID Name Email
mj715 Johnson, M. Tia
klw49 Wainstein, Kenneth
LAW 849 v00: National Security Investigations and Litigation
National Security Investigations and Litigation
T 3:30-5:30p
20 (LAWG: 10/LAWJ: 10)
Special Requirement


Students may not receive credit for this course and the J.D. course, National Security Law: Investigations and Prosecutions or National Security Surveillance.

Grading for this class will be based on three components, each equally weighted: class participation; two short papers; and performance during the final exercise.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?
Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


M. Tia Johnson is a Visiting Professor of Law, and Director, National Security Law LL.M Program at Georgetown Law and a Visiting Fellow at Georgetown's Center on National Security and the Law. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Immediately prior to her appointment at Georgetown, she served in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before that, Ms. Johnson was the Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Ms. Johnson retired from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where she specialized in international and national security law. In 2002, she became the first African-American female to be selected to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army's JAG Corps' 227-year history. In her final assignment, she served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Department of Defense General Counsel.

Ms. Johnson is a Member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security. She is a contributing author to the ABA's recently published, "Sourcebook of Public-Private Partnerships for Security and Resilience."

Ms. Johnson obtained her J.D. from Temple University, and two LL.Ms; one from the Judge Advocate Generals' School, and the other from the University of Virginia School of Law. She also has a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. In addition to her numerous military awards, Ms. Johnson has been recognized by the civilian bar. She is a 1995 joint recipient of the American Bar Association's Hodson Award for Outstanding Public Service. In 2002, she was inducted into the National Bar Association's Military Law Section Hall of Fame. In 2005, she was selected as the American Bar Association's Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate.

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