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The Treatment and Interrogation of Detainees
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While U.S. officials in the past have made mistakes regarding the treatment of detainees, the Department of Defense and lawmakers are taking steps to clarify procedures and ensure that the United States is transparent in its policies, said panelists at a Nov. 17 discussion at the Law School. Speakers include the general counsel for the Senate Armed Services Committee, Department of Defense officials, and a Human Rights Watch military analyst.

Prof. Moore11.10.05
The Global War on Terrorism: Defining the Roles of Law Enforcement and Military Force
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The war on terror, in which information from interrogations is a key tool in thwarting attacks, has been muddied by the difficulties of handling detainees in a legal system that was not designed for such use, said panelists during a forum at the Law School Nov. 10. Panelists include: David E. Graham, Executive Director, the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, U.S. Army; M. E. "Spike" Bowman, Director, Intelligence Issues Group, Directorate of Intelligence, FBI; and Ruth Wedgwood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of the International Law and Organization Program, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Moderated by John Norton Moore (pictured), Director, Center for National Security Law and Walter F. Brown Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law.

Prof. Smith11.4.05
"The Politics of the Death Penalty," with Prof. Stephen Smith

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In states that have capital punishment, institutional pressures in the justice system skew the outcome in death penalty cases toward conviction and execution, law professor Stephen Smith said in lunch remarks to a Board of Trustees and Alumni Council meeting. Better funding for indigent defense and higher standards of effective representation for the accused would likely result in more life sentences and make execution more rare. "Mending it could end it," Smith said.

10.11.05: P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry: "Autonomy Is Not the Answer: Rewriting the Law on Life-Sustaining Treatment for Dementia Patients," with Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Related Article
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9.27.05: "Reinstating Fairness to the Airwaves? On the FCC’s relinquished Fairness Doctrine and its reinstatement prospects from a comparative perspective," with Guy Carmi LL.M. '05
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9.6.05: Supreme Court Round-up MP3 (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as" to save file)

5.22.05: U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh Speaks at Commencement | Related Article

3.15.05: Linda Fairstein '72, Best-selling Author and Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney's Office | Related Article

4.22.04: "Closing the Leadership Gap: The Necessity for Women in Leadership Positions"
Governor Janet Napolitano '83, Recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Alumna Award
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2.28.04: Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, speaking at the Fifth Annual Conference on Public Service & the Law
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