Law of Counterterrorism is Focus of ABA Seminar

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2012— 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 “Law of Counterterrorism” seminar, co-sponsored by the _ Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Defense Education Forum of the Reserve Officers Association, 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 provides an overview of the counterterrorism field and describes the major building blocks of law that influence U.S. conduct.

This seminar features experts in the counterterrorism field and will explore the following topics, including: the law of war; detention and interrogation; intelligence law; post-9/11 surveillance laws; authorities and revolution of substantive criminal counterterrorism law; trial venues; military commissions and defense counsel in controversial cases; and an overview of the Guantanamo trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Experts in the counterterrorism field, including:

  • John D. Altenburg Jr., former appointing authority for military commissions;
  • Philip Bridwell, attorney, Haynes and Boone LLP, Dallas;
  • Michael J. Davidson, attorney, federal government, Fairfax, Va.;
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, senior counsel for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • W. George Jameson, Jameson Consulting, McLean, Va.;
  • Michael Noone Jr. , Research Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America;
  • Joel Webber, attorney, Winnetka, Ill.; and
  • Judge Alexander P. White (moderator), Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. 

“The Law of Counterterrorism”

Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Defense Education Forum of the Reserve Officers Association

Monday, June 4
5 – 7 p.m.

Reserve Officers Association
One Constitution Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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 world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. 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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