Since its inception in 2007, the annual Counterterrorism Simulation has evolved into a cornerstone event at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Professor Amos Guiora, a retired officer in the Israel Defense Forces, believes the annual Counterterrorism Simulation teaches law school students to effectively respond to terrorism scenarios by forcing them to consider the impact of their decisions in real time. In particular, the Counterterrorism Simulation emphasizes the legal, policy, intelligence, and operational aspects of counterterrorism.
The Counterterrorism Simulation is part of Professor Guiora’s class titled Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism. As part of their coursework, students in the class will participate in one of three identical simulations throughout the day on Friday, April 10, 2015. During the simulations, students will be tested on their ability to make decisions under pressure, manage information, advocate courses of action, and demonstrate leadership.
Viewed by thousands of people around the world, each year the annual Counterterrorism Simulation presents a unique, fast-paced pedagogical experience for students at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.