McGeorge School of Law

Model Syllabus Two

Participants contributing to this outline:
Bill Bertrand, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Wendy Mariner, Ed Richard, and Steve Dycus

I. Definition of Problem

a. Who are terrorists?


b. What is terrorism?



i. War/criminal acts


ii. Political context


iii. Evidence

c. What are weapons?


d. How vulnerable are we?


e. Types of weapons



i. Cyber


ii. Explosives


iii. Chemical


iv. Bios?Victim/Vector


v. Nuclear


vi. Radiological

f. Effects



i. Economic


ii. Psychological

g. Distinguish non-terrorist events



i. Abortion clinic bombing?


ii. West Nile


iii. SARS


iv. Tree spiking


v. Environmental
II. Detection/Interdiction

a. Federal/State Cooperation


b. Funding, Training and Equipment


c. Interagency Communication


d. Surveillance



i. Law Enforcement/Public Health/Intelligence

e. Civil vs. criminal due process



i. Sources


  1. Title III (4th Amendment)


  2. FISA (4th Amendment)


  3. Presidential Authority (4th Amendment)


  4. Regulatory Searches

f Border controls


g. AG


h. Immigration


i. Quarantine


j. Exclusion

III. Sources of authority

a. Constitution



i. State Police Power/Federal Powers


ii. Law Enforcement vs. Military


iii. Congressional Legislation


iv. Presidential Executive


  1. Presidential Directive


  2. Executive Orders


  3. Inherent Authority


v. Administrative Law


vi. Habeus Corpus


vii. Martial Law

b. International Law


c. States' Authority

IV. Consequence Management
    a. Define the Event

b. Sources of Authority


c. Planning



i. Process


ii. Content


iii. Participation


iv. Implementation


v. Training, Equipment, and Supplies


vi. Credibility


vii. Legitimacy


viii. Management of psychological effects


ix. Involvement in response

d. Enforcement



i. Trigger Response


ii. Communications


  1. Among Responders


  2. Agencies to Public


  3. Media Control


  4. Role of Fear

e. Agency Roles/Parallel Actions





ii. National Guard


iii. DOJ, Dept. of Homeland Security


iv. State Health Departments


v. DOD, etc.


vi. Military

f. Law Enforcement


g. Casualty Management



i. Triage


ii. Facility Access Control


iii. Allocating Scarce Resources


iv. Health Personnel Issues
V. Liberty interests

a. Privacy



i. Informational


ii. Physical

b. Liberty



i. Physical


ii. Law Enforcement


iii. Disease Control


  1. Testing/Examination


  2. Detention


  3. Isolation

c. Preventive Detention



i. Citizen/Non?Citizen


ii. On Shore/Off Shore


  1. Cases


  a. Salerno


  b. Sexual Predator


  c. New Cases


  d. Emergency Authority


  e. School Drug Testing


  f. Kansas v. Hendricks