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National Security Law, 2/e

by (author) Craig Forcese & Leah West

Irwin Law Inc.
Initial publish date
Dec 2020
General, Military, Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, Privacy, International, Constitutional, Transportation, Civil Rights, Emigration & Immigration, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Air & Space, General
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Craig Forcese is an Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. There, he teaches administrative law, public International Law, and National Security Law and runs the annual foreign policy practicum. Much of his present research and writing relates to democratic accountability, national security, and international law. Prior to joining the law school faculty, he practiced law with the Washington D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, specializing in international trade law. Craig has law degrees from the University of Ottawa and Yale University, a B.A. from McGill, and an M.A. in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He is a member of the bars of Ontario, New York and the District of Columbia.

He is author of National Security Law (Irwin Law, 2008)and co-author of The Laws of Government (Irwin Law 2005) and International Law: Doctrine, Practice and Theory (Irwin Law, 2007).

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Leah West is an assistant professor of International Affairs (National Security and Intelligence) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, where she teaches national security law, counterterrorism, and public international law. She completed her SJD at the University of Toronto in 2020, where she studied the application of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to state conduct in cyberspace. Beyond her SJD, Leah obtained an LLM in International Humanitarian and National Security from the University of Ottawa; a JD from the University of Toronto; an MA in Intelligence from the American Military University; and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. She previously worked as a National Security lawyer with the Department of Justice and served for a decade as an officer in the Canadian Army. 


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Editorial Reviews

"This book fills a notable vacuum in Canadian legal writing.... [I]t should ... be at the elbow of every Canadian security intelligence officer, law enforcement official, government policy-maker, elected politician, lawyer, or judge who must deal with national security issues in their professional life."

Ronald G. Atkey, P.C., Q.C. (first chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee 1984-89 and Amicus Curiae to the Arar Commission 2004-2007)

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