Those of you who were able to attend our most recent presentation in the Tarlton Talks: Faculty Speak About Research series heard Professor Robert Chesney talk about the many resources he uses to stay current on national security law issues and news. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link for a list of resources that you can use to stay up to date in this fascinating and emerging area of law.
- SCOTUSblog – a leading resource in the discussion of recent developments in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence
- Balkinization – written by Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School and several additional contributors; does not focus exclusively on national security issues, but when it does, it is often through a liberal perspective
- Volokh Conspiracy – started by law Professor Eugene Volokh and now featuring a large number of law professor co-authors; does not focus exclusively on national security issues, but when it does, it does so through a libertarian perspective
- Concurring Opinions – this group blog, co-authored by several law professors, has a broad emphasis on many legal topics
- Law Professor Blogs – a collection of many legal blogs on various subjects
- Wired Magazine’s Threat Level Blog – a “daily briefing on security, freedom, and privacy in the Wired world”
- Wired Magazine’s Danger Room Blog – “reporting from the edge of the military, law enforcement, and national security”
- Lawfare – the national security law blog co-authored by Prof. Chesney and several others
- NPR – a great resource for legal news
- Washington Post – as the newspaper of Washington, D.C., it has great coverage of national security issues
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – Many legal scholars upload their work to this site, which can be much faster than the traditional publication process. You can sign up for e-mail alerts for papers published in specific subject areas; there are many legal topics listed under the Legal Scholarship Network
- Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law, Security Law Brief – aggregates news and other materials on national security law; is also a great resource for links to other national security and terrorism blogs and websites.
- Harvard National Security Law Journal – this site publishes the articles that appear in the journal, along with blog posts and other current information
Professor Chesney also maintains a listserv which focuses exclusively on distributing news of recent judicial opinions, new statutes, forthcoming scholarship, and other similar resources relating to national security and the law. If you are interested in subscribing to the listserv, you can contact Professor Chesney directly, or view an archive of his updates online.
If you want to keep tabs on these resources, consider monitoring them through the use of RSS feeds. Not sure how to set one up? Check out our research guide on RSS feeds for instructions!
We look forward to hosting more Tarlton Talks next semester. Have suggestions for professors that you would like to hear talk about their research? E-mail Melissa Bernstein, Faculty Services Coordinator.