LL.M 511 Homeland Security and Terrorism in the United States


This course will examine the formal creation of the Department of Homeland Security after the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 and the need for the coordination of plans and strategies that have been developed by local, state and federal government response organizations in response to the different terrorist threats both at home and abroad.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand homeland security roles, responsibilities, and jurisdictions: federal, state and local government responsibilities.
  • Analyze America’s national strategies: the plans driving the war on global terrorism and what they mean.
  • Learn the new role for states and localities and supporting law enforcement agencies pertaining to domestic antiterrorism and counterterrorism.
  • Understand protective measures for America’s most important targets.
  • Learn incident management and emergency management.
  • Analyze the future of homeland security — adapting and responding to the evolving terrorist threat while balancing safety and civil liberties.