The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, August 31, 2015, 12:11 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Wednesday, September 2nd at 10 am: The Brookings Institution will host an event examining the consequences of the Budgetary Turmoil at the Department of Defense, 2010-2014. Brookings senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon will moderate a discussion with Robert Hale, former comptroller and chief financial officer at the Pentagon. RSVP here.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 5 pm: At Crowell & Moring LLP, the ABA's Standing Committee on Law and National Security and the BADC's Committee on National Security Law, Policy, and Practice will hold a panel discussion on Careers in National Security Law. Designed for law students, those considering law school, and young attorneys, the panel will explore the many paths leading to a careers in national security law in government and private practice. Panelists will include Steven A. Cash, Harvey Rishikof, James Baker, Carrie Cordero, Robert Eatinger, Susan Gibson, and Jennifer Huber. RSVP to Adam Munitz at

Thursday, September 3rd at 10 am: Kazuto Tsuruga, Kazuo Tase, and Yuki Tatsumi will participate in a round table on Japan's Assistance for Fragile States: Potential for U.S.-Japanese Cooperation hosted by the Stimson Center. Register here.

Thursday, September 3rd at 3 pm: The Atlantic Council will hold an event with Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for the Armed Forces at the U.K. Ministry of Defense, entitled Rethinking Defense: Readying the U.S. and U.K. for Future Military Challenges. For more information visit the Atlantic Council's website.

Friday, September 4th at 11 am: As Congress prepares for a crucial vote on the Iran deal in September, James Fallows of the Atlantic will moderate a discussion at the National Press Club entitled Iran Nuclear Deal: Stability or Threat. The panel will include Ambassador Richard Burt, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Ariane Tabatabai, Michael Singh, Kelsey Davenport, Ariel Cohen, and Larry Cohler-Esses. Register here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (DLEAP)

Position Description
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks a mid-level to senior tenured professor to serve as Professor of Law and founding director of the Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (“DLEAP”) at the College, part of the Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Discovery Theme initiative. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to outstanding teaching. The position, a 51% FTE appointment, will begin in the 2016-17 academic year.
As a faculty member the successful candidate will be expected to teach core and specialized courses in the law curriculum. The research and teaching interests of the successful candidate will likely focus on privacy law and regulation, information- and cyber-security, big data and data mining, and/or related health law and intellectual property issues. As the director of DLEAP, he or she will be responsible for building the research program, with a small staff and an assortment of affiliated faculty. A successful candidate must be capable of leading DLEAP in employing legal, regulatory, and policy expertise to focus on the social and ethical impact of big data and in serving as a complement and resource for other Translational Data Analytics initiatives at Ohio State and to the broader data analytics community.
A J.D. is required. Candidates should be at the rank of associate professor or full professor. While the position is a 51% FTE appointment, it is eligible for tenure. Experience should be sufficient for tenured professorship and program directorship, and include (i) a track record of scholarship; (ii) leadership abilities to build a program; and (iii) a strong commitment toward fostering interprofessional relationships with other professionals both inside the University and in the community. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should contact Professor Cinnamon Carlarne, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at or 614-247-6347.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Fellowship

Job Description

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program.


Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

Salary and Benefits

Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $34,800 ($2,900 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.

Application Deadline

Spring 2016 Fellowship–October 1, 2015

Fall 2016 Fellowship–January 4, 2016

Submitting Applications

For complete information see

Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year

About the Office:

The National Security Division's (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

Job Description:

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.


Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not required. By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law, would also be helpful.


Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.

Application Process:

Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials AS ONE PDF via email to

The subject line should read: “[Last name] Intern Application”. Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

National Security Division

Washington, DC 20530

ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy)

Application Deadline:

Spring 2016 - September 1, 2015

Fall 2016 - April 15, 2016

Please send all applications to the email address

Number of Positions: 2