upcoming events

* Upcoming Events

First, the ABA SCOLANS breakfast program series continues on both March 3 and March 16, both dates from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the University Club in DC.

On March 3 the guest speaker is Professor David Cole, Georgetown Law School, who delivered the oral argument for the plaintiffs in Holder v. HLP. Please RSVP BY FEB. 26 (see the attached form). You may pay at the door.

On March 16 the guest speaker is Harold Koh, Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State. He will address the “The Role of Law in the Obama Administration’s National Security Policy.” See attached RSVP form.

Second, the annual Duke University Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security conference will take place this year on April 15 and 16, at Duke.

The theme this year is “National Security Challenges and the Obama Administration,” and a letter of invitation, program and registration form are attached.

Breakfast H. Koh March 16 2010.pdf

Cole Registration Form.pdf

Dear Colleague letter for 2010.pdf

2010springconferenceprogram as of 2-17-10(4 pages).doc

2010_Regular Registration Form.doc

Lead Author

Robert M. Chesney
Robert M. Chesney is Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at UT-Austin School of Law. Chesney is a national security law specialist, with a particular interest in problems associated with terrorism. Professor Chesney recently served in the Justice Department in connection with the Detainee Policy Task Force created by Executive Order 13493. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security, a senior editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, an associate member of the Intelligence Science Board, a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Chesney has published extensively on topics ranging from detention and prosecution in the counterterrorism context to the states secrets privilege. He served previously as chair of the Section on National Security Law of the Association of American Law Schools and as editor of the National Security Law Report (published by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security). His upcoming projects include two books under contract with Oxford University Press, one concerning the evolution of detention law and policy and the other examining the judicial role in national security affairs.
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