The National Security Law Podcast

The NSL Podcast is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin.  They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.  If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, this is the show for you.

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The National Security Law Podcast: Beware the Ides of CFIUS

So there you are on the beach for spring break, drink in hand and headphones on. Time for some … National Security Law Podcast! We’re back with a special midweek episode because, well, we’ll never keep up with the news if we wait 'til next week. (And we are worried you’ll start listening to music–gasp!–if we leave you alone for too long!)

So here’s what’s on tap for today:


The National Security Law Podcast: Mueller Is the Only Vulcan in the Room

Out on spring break but still listening to the podcast? We love it! Actually, your hosts are out on spring break too, but before they left town they sat down to record episode 63 on March 9. If things have gone crazy over the weekend, and you are surprised they aren’t discussing them here—well, that’s why!

This week’s show, at any rate, catches up on a number of ongoing sagas:


The National Security Law Podcast: Wait, We Have to Talk About GATT?

It’s not every week on this show that we get to talk about the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade! And if that’s not an appealing hook to get you to listen, we don’t know what is.

Let’s try that again. On this week’s show, we cover a mix of new and old topics:


The National Security Law Podcast: Is It Treason Not to Clap for this Podcast?

Sorry that football season is over? Lucky for you, the National Security Law Podcast has no offseason!  And lucky for your co-hosts, the world keeps generating new topics for conversation and debate. This week, Professors Vladeck and Chesney cover four main topics:

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