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National Security Law Webinars – Day 1

July 29, 2020 |  9:45 am - 1:00 pm  |  Zoom

The Strauss Center, in partnership with the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School, is pleased to announce the latest installments in an ongoing series of national security law webinars. On July 29th and August 5th, Professor Matt Waxman of Columbia will present a series of lectures concerning the Constitution and war powers (as well as an introductory session, with the Strauss Center’s Bobby Chesney, providing an overview of the national security law field). 

·  Wednesday, July 29th (9:45 – 11:15am CT) – “What is National Security Law?” 

Professor Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School and Professor Bobby Chesney of the Strauss Center at UT will describe the nature and scope of this field, how they approach teaching this subject, and how things have changed over the past two decades. 

·  Wednesday, July 29th (11:30am – 1:00pm CT) – “Constitutional War Powers I: Foundations”

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School will examine the drafting of the Constitution’s war-related provisions as well as major constitutional war powers debates in the Early Republic. The link for this event is:

No registration is required for these events, although the size of the audience is limited to 100 participants.  Please note that you must have a registered Zoom account to be able to log in to this webinar. For questions, please email Ali Prince at

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