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February 4, 2011 | 8:30am - 5:30pm
Category: Student Activity
Location: Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

The symposium will address some of the major legal issues presented by the attacks of September 11, 2001. Specifically, the symposium will explore the role of executive power and counterterrorism efforts, privitization of military operations, the intersection of counterterrorism efforts and civil liberties, and the legal ramifications of Guantanamo.

Jeffrey Rosen – Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University, the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the bestselling companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. He is also the author of The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted Gaze, which The New York Times called “the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age.” His essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.”

Additional Speakers

Professor Paul Dubinsky
Paul Dubinsky began his law career as a law clerk to the Hon. Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Dubinsky then became an associate at the firm of Wilmer Cutler and Pickering (now Wilmer Hale). Before coming to Wayne Law in 2005, Dubinsky was an associate professor at New York Law School and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. From 1996 to 1997, he served as associate director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and associate director of the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. As an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dubinsky was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law during negotiations that culminated in the Hague Choice-of-Court Convention. This past March, he delivered the Justice K.T. Desai Memorial Lecture at the Bombay High Court in Mumbai, India, and for the past two years he has taught summer courses (most recently Comparative National Security Law) at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Dubinsky currently serves on the executive committee of the American branch of the International Law Association and on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He serves also on the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law and as a reporter for the 2010 International Congress of Comparative Law.

John Rizzo
John Rizzo is Senior Counsel in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he is a member of the National and Homeland Security practice and the firm’s International Department. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Rizzo spent 34 years in the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he provided legal counsel, policy guidance, and leadership on the most difficult and time sensitive national security issues facing the United States. From 2001 until 2002 and from 2004 to 2009, he served as the Chief Legal Officer at CIA and dealt with the most challenging legal issues in the post 9/11 era. 

Professor Heidi Kitrosser
Heidi Kitrosser is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School where she teaches constitutional law and the First Amendment. She has written extensively about constitutional law, particularly the separation of powers, government secrecy, and free speech. She is currently working on a book about government secrecy to be published by the University of Chicago Press. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution on the topic of government secrecy. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996 and her B.A. in political science from UCLA in 1992.

Professor Jules Lobel
Jules Lobel is a professor of law at the University of Pittsburg School of Law. Through the U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights, Jules Lobel has litigated important issues regarding the application of international law in the U.S. courts. Professor Lobel is editor of a text on civil rights litigation and of a collection of essays on the U.S. Constitution, A Less Than Perfect Union (Monthly Review Press, 1988). He is author of numerous articles on international law, foreign affairs, and the U.S. Constitution in publications including Yale Law Journal, Harvard International Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, and Virginia Law Review. He is a member of the American Society of International Law.

Marion “Spike” Bowman
M. E. (Spike) Bowman currently serves in the Senior Executive Service as Senior Counsel (National Security Law), Federal Bureau of Investigation and is a Professional Lecturer at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. He is a former intelligence officer and specialist in national security law with extensive experience in espionage and terrorism investigations. In addition to national security experience he is a retired U.S. Navy Captain who has served as Head of International Law at the Naval War College, as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy and as Chief of Litigation for the U.S. Navy.

Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. In 2003, he testified before the 9/11 Commission on "Security and Liberty" and has written more than three dozen amicus briefs on privacy and civil liberties for federal and state courts, including two briefs for the Supreme Court in the 2008 term (Flores-Figueroa v. US and Herring v. US).

Andy McCarthy
Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributing Editor with National Review Online. He co-chairs the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a joint project of FDD and the National Review Institute, where he also serves as a senior fellow. From 1993 through 1996, while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. Following the September 11 attacks, Mr. McCarthy supervised the U.S. Attorney's Anti-Terrorism Command Post in New York City, coordinating investigative and preventive efforts with numerous federal and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Dr. Robert Turner
Robert F. Turner holds both professional and academic doctorates from the University of Virginia School of Law. He co-founded the Center for National Security Law with Professor John Norton Moore in April 1981 and has served as its associate director since then except for two periods of government service in the 1980s and during 1994-95, when he occupied the Charles H. Stockton Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Joshua Dratel
Joshua Dratel is the founder and President of the Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C. Dratel is co-editor of “The Torture Papers: The Legal Road to Abu Ghraib” (Cambridge University Press: 2005), which won the American Association of Publishers 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing (Law and Legal Studies), and was named among the 100 Best Books of 2005 by the Toronto Globe and Mail , and The Enemy Combatant Papers: American Justice, the Courts, and the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press: 2008).

Susan Ginsburg
Susan Ginsburg is a nonresident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute and a consultant to US government agencies. She served on the first DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Advisory Committee and on the Rice-Chertoff Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee. As a senior counsel at the National Commissioner of Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission), she was the team leader for its examination of how the terrorists were able to enter the United States.

Barbara McQuade
Barbara L. McQuade is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was appointed by President Barack Obama, and began serving on January 4, 2010. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, McQuade served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years. She was Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit, where she prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations, and threats.

Bill Goodman
Bill Goodman is a partner at Goodman & Hurwitz, in Detroit, specializing in civil rights litigation. Mr. Goodman previously served as the legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York. While at CCR, Mr. Goodman was largely responsible for shaping CCR’s docket after 9/11. In that regard the Center became involved in cases that are still a major part of its work and continue to dominate the American  political scene years later.  These cases included the Guantanamo detentions and extraordinary rendition casesIn  particular, Mr. Goodman developed and initiated Turkmen v. Ashcroft, which challenges the Bush/Ashcroft post 9/11 policies that criminalized thousands of immigrants of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent. 

Professor Jonathan Hafetz
Jonathan Hafetz is an associate professor at Seton Hall Law School where he focuses his research on national security, human rights, immigration, and constitutional law. Professor Hafetz is the author of the forthcoming book Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Professor Hafetz was an attorney at the ACLU’s National Security Project, a litigation director at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice and a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, P.C. Professor Hafetz has served as counsel in leading national security habeas corpus cases.

Kary L. Moss
Kary L. Moss has served as the executive director of the ACLU of Michigan since 1998 and oversees the entire operations, including the legal, communications, development and legislative programs and serves as its chief spokesperson. She earned a master's in international affairs from Columbia University and is a 1987 graduate of CUNY Law School at Queen’s College. Upon graduation, she clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then served as staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project in New York.

For more information about this event, please contact Elizabeth Kruman at (313) 577-2208 or lawreviewarticles@wayne.edu.