All posts by 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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Last week, the President issued an Executive Order, acting under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), that imposes sanctions on four TCOs (including most notably Los Zetas, in Mexico) and also creating a system for further designations of such groups…and their material supporters. Very interesting stuff. Details, and links to the order, are here.

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* Event Tomorrow at Fordham Law (NYC), Cyber Attacks: International Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

FILJ Symposium Agenda

Cyber Attacks: International Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

0900 – 1000 Registration

0930 – 1000 Welcome

1000 – 1145 Panel 1: Cyber Attacks and the Law of Armed Conflict

Moderator:

Prof. Eric Talbot Jensen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Panelists:

Shane Harris, Senior Writer, Washingtonian

Matthew Schaefer, Professor of Law and Director of Space and Telecom Law Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Paul A. Walker, Operations Law Attorney, U.S. Cyber Command

1200 – 1300 Lunch

1300 – 1445 Panel 2: Public-Private Partnerships in Cybersecurity

Moderator:

[TBD]

Panelists:

Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP

Michael Vatis, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Timothy A. Williams, Director, U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL

1500 – 1645 Panel 3: The Wikileaks Releases: Security and Transparency

Moderator:

Prof. Joel Reidenberg, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law; Founding Academic Director, Center on Law and Information PolicyFordham University School of Law

Panelists:

Ashley Deeks, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School

Marcia Hofmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

David E. McCraw, VP and Assistant General Counsel, New York Times Company

1645 – 1700 Closing Remarks

FordhamLaw_ILJSymposium.pdf

FILJ Symposium Agenda v 2-17.pdf