About NSG


Welcome to the Yale Law National Security Group!

We are a non-partisan organization that aims to create a space for all things national security and foreign policy at the law school. NSG is open to all members of the law school community. In the past, we've hosted conversations with a wide range of national security experts, including former National Security Advisors Tom Donilon and Steve Hadley, former Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, and national security lawyers such as Avril Haines and Tess Bridgeman.

Join us this year for more conversations with national security leaders, as well as dinners and other social events.

If you have any questions about getting involved, please contact us. We're excited to answer any questions you may have

Our members and alumni have served across the U.S. Government, in the White House and at the Departments of Defense, Justice, State, and Treasury. They have also worked for judges, law firms, news organizations, think tanks, tech companies, and international NGOs.

2020-2021 Board Members

Co-Presidents: Lissa Kryska & Nicole Ng

VPs Events: Lernik Begian, Elsa Dodds & Tim Hirschel-Burns

VPs Membership: Charlie Blatt & Lara Markey

VPs Alumni & Career: Jared LeBrun & Randi Michel

VPs Scholarship: Katherine Fang & Lorand Laskai

VP Finance: Gavin Landgraf

VP Communications: Simone Rivera

Mission

We are a non-partisan organization that aims to create a space for all things national security and foreign policy at the law school. NSG is open to all members of the law school community.

Programming

NSG will be hosting a 1L get-together during the first week of classes - stay tuned for details!

It’s magical to watch my students direct the full force of their energy and talent into real-world advocacy for their clients. The clinics at Yale are the place where students learn the difference that a committed lawyer can make.”


Fiona Doherty

Class of 1999, Clinical Professor of Law