Event Details

Date

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 IWhat Role Should Courts Play in Providing Accountability for U.S. National Security and Counterterrorism Policies?
(Thursday, 2:004:00 p.m. TNH 2.111)
ÔÉò Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights (practitioner)
ÔÉò Agnieszka Fryszman, Cohen Milstein (practitioner)
ÔÉò Andrew Kent, Fordham Law School (author)
ÔÉò Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, S.D.N.Y. (jurist)
ÔÉò Jim Pfander, Northwestern University (author)
ÔÉò Steve Vladeck, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)

Panel IICriminal Prosecutions as Proxies for National Security and Counterterrorism Policy
(Thursday, 4:156:15 p.m. TNH 2.111)
ÔÉò Bobby Chesney, University of Texas School of Law (author)
ÔÉò Jennifer Daskal, Washington College of Law (author)
ÔÉò Geremy Kamens, Federal Public Defender, E.D. Va. (practitioner)
ÔÉò Hon. Lewis Kaplan, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (jurist)
ÔÉò Jennifer Laurin, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
ÔÉò Gregg Sofer, Ass't U.S. Attorney, W.D. Tex. (practitioner)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Panel IIISecrecy as an Obstacle to Civil and Criminal Litigation
(Friday, 8:1510:15 a.m. TNH 2.111)
ÔÉò Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center (author)
ÔÉò Joshua Dratel, New York, N.Y. (practitioner)
ÔÉò Jameel Jaffer, Columbia University (practitioner)
ÔÉò Derek Jinks, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
ÔÉò Hon. Royce Lamberth, D.D.C. (jurist)

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

Panel VReassessing the Judicial Role in National Security Litigation
(Friday, 1:003:00 p.m. TNH 2.111)
ÔÉò Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (jurist)
ÔÉò Bobby Chesney, University of Texas School of Law (moderator)
ÔÉò Amy Jeffress, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (practitioner)
ÔÉò Robert Litt (practitioner)
ÔÉò Amanda Tyler, Berkeley Law School (author)
ÔÉò Steve Vladeck, University of Texas School of Law (author)

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