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Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Tuesday
28
March
2017
Nico Osteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
February 2018
16
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17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
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“Torture: A History of the Present”
Sponsor
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy presents
APR 14, 2008
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

When the American media published photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that the abuse was isolated and that the perpetrators would be held accountable. Over the next four years, it refined its public position at the margins, but by and large its story remained the same. Yes, the administration acknowledged, some soldiers had abused prisoners, but these soldiers were anomalous sadists who had ignored clear orders.

Since 2003, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been litigating for records relating to the treatment of prisoners held by the U.S. at Abu Ghraib and other facilities overseas, and the documents it has obtained tell a story that is starkly different from the one that has been told by the Bush administration. Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU's National Security Project, will talk about the litigation, the documents, and the Bush administration's controversial torture policies.
Speaker Information
Jameel Jaffer
Director, ACLU National Security Project

Jameel JafferJameel Jaffer is a litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the ACLU's National Security Project. His litigation docket includes Doe v. Gonzales, a challenge to the FBI's "national security letter" authority; ACLU v. NSA, a challenge to the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency; American Academy of Religion v. Chertoff, a challenge to the government's refusal to grant a visa to Swiss scholar Tariq Ramadan; and ACLU v. Department of Defense, litigation under the Freedom of Information Act for records concerning the treatment and detention of prisoners held by the U.S. in Afghanistan, Iraq, and at Guantánamo Bay. His co-authored book, Administration of Torture, an edited collection of government documents relating to the abuse and torture of prisoners, has just been published by Columbia University Press. He was named to the National Law Journal's "40 under 40" list in 2005 and is currently a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He is a graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. There will be NO CHARGE for the one hour of CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Jaffer Bibliography
· Contempt
· Administration of Torture

Lecture Podcasts:
· Podcast


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