Who We Are

The National Security Law Program focuses particularly on the role of domestic law in national security matters from the perspective of both lawyers and policymakers. The contours of the dynamic field of national security law are in constant flux, being shaped and reshaped each year in light of emerging challenges posed by the inevitability of globalization. “The goal of the program is to expose students and others to real-world challenges and dilemmas facing government officials, to enrich our study of both the law and the role of lawyers inside government,” says Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law and Faculty Chair of the National Security Law Program.

Please see Academic Focus: National Security Law Program for additional details about the program's activities, and click the links below for more information.

National Security Law Program Senior Fellows

John J. Sullivan

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Ambassador John J. Sullivan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, is a non-resident Distinguished Senior Fellow with the National Security Law Program as well as a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC and New York offices. He co-leads the firm’s National Security practice.

Scott R. Anderson

Senior Fellow

Scott R. Anderson is a non-resident Senior Fellow with the National Security Law Program as well as a Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is also senior editor and counsel for Lawfare, an online publication committed to the analysis of hard national security choices.