Law of Counterterrorism Focus of _ Seminar

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2011 — While aspects of “counterterrorism law” predate 9/11, the decade since the attacks has seen the field develop into a distinct and vital area within national security law.  During the inaugural “Law of Counterterrorism” seminar, sponsored by the _ Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, panelists will analyze and describe the significant legal aspects that frame U.S. counterterrorism efforts.  This seminar is based on the section’s publication “The Law of Counterterrorism,” which is an overview of the counterterrorism field and describes the major building blocks of law that impact and influence the U.S.’s conduct.

This seminar features experts in the counterterrorism field and will explore the following topics:

  • Overview of the Law of Counterterrorism
  • Law of War, International Law, Detention and Interrogation
  • Intelligence Law
  • Post-9/11 Surveillance Laws, Authorities and Revolution of Substantive Criminal Counterterrorism Law
  • Trial Venue: Military Commissions, Defense Counsel in Controversial Cases

Experts in the counterterrorism field

Featured speakers include:

    • John D. Altenburg, Jr., Former appointing authority for military commissions
    • Dick Jackson, Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)
    • Gordon Lederman, Majority staff counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

“The Law of Counterterrorism”

Sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Nov. 10
8:15 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.

_ Offices
John Marshall Room, 9th Floor
740 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Additional information as well as a link to the full agenda can be found online.

For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at . There is no charge for media to attend this event.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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