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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 - Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Time

14:00:00

Venue

Sheffield Room, UT School of Law

Courts at War - A Conference on Judicial Accountability for U.S. National Security and Counterterrorism Policies

Courts at War - A Conference on Judicial Accountability for U.S. National Security and Counterterrorism Policies

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 - Friday, Sep 15, 2017  |  14:00:00   |  Sheffield Room, UT School of Law

From September 14-15, 2017, the Robert Strauss Center hosted a conference examining judicial accountability in national security and counterterrorism policies. An array of scholars, judges, attorneys, and other experts contributed their knowledge to a number of panels on topics ranging from criminal prosecutions to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Photos of this event are available here.

AGENDA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Panel I: What Role Should Courts Play in Providing Accountability for U.S. National Security and Counterterrorism Policies?
(2:00 - 4:00 p.m. TNH 2.111)
Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights (practitioner)
- Agnieszka Fryszman, Cohen Milstein (practitioner)
- Andrew Kent, Fordham Law School (author)
- Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, S.D.N.Y. (jurist)
- Jim Pfander, Northwestern University (author)
- Steve Vladeck, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)

Panel II: Criminal Prosecutions as Proxies for National Security and Counterterrorism Policy
(4:15 - 6:15 p.m. TNH 2.111)
- Bobby Chesney, University of Texas School of Law (author)
- Jennifer Daskal, Washington College of Law (author)
- Geremy Kamens, Federal Public Defender, E.D. Va. (practitioner)
- Hon. Lewis Kaplan, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (jurist)
- Jennifer Laurin, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
- Gregg Sofer, Ass't U.S. Attorney, W.D. Tex. (practitioner)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Panel III: Secrecy as an Obstacle to Civil and Criminal Litigation
(8:15 - 10:15 a.m. TNH 2.111)
- Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center (author)
- Joshua Dratel, New York, N.Y. (practitioner)
- Jameel Jaffer, Columbia University (practitioner)
- Derek Jinks, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
- Hon. Royce Lamberth, D.D.C. (jurist)

Panel IV: Lessons Learned from the FISC and the Guantanamo Habeas Litigation
(10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TNH 2.111)
- Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center (author)
- Carrie Cordero, ZwillGen (author)
- Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (jurist)
- Bob Loeb, Orrick (practitioner)
- Ranjana Natarajan, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
- Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen PLLC (practitioner)

Panel V: Reassessing the Judicial Role in National Security Litigation
(1:00 - 3:00 p.m. TNH 2.111)
- Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (jurist)
- Bobby Chesney, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
- Amy Jeffress, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (practitioner)
- Robert Litt (practitioner)
- Amanda Tyler, Berkeley Law School (author)
- Steve Vladeck, University of Texas School of Law (author)

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