Law schools invite public to national security discussion Sept. 29

The University of St. Thomas School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law will co-host a colloquium of legal scholars focusing on national security on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29.

The colloquium’s plenary session, free and open to the public, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Schulze Grand Atrium of the St. Thomas School of Law, located at 11th Street and Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis.

The session features a panel of experts who will discuss new issues and trends in national security:

  • Bryan Cunningham, former deputy general counsel of the National Security Council, now a lawyer and consultant on national security in Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Mazzetti, a reporter who covers national security for the New York Times.
  • Robert Chesney, associate professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law.  Specializing in national security law, Chesney focuses on the difficulty of calibrating a reasonable and effective legal response to the threat posed by terrorism. He also is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy; the founder and moderator of " nationalsecuritylaw," a listserv for professors and professionals; the editor of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s “ National Security Law Report” ; and a member of the board of directors for the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. 
  • Stephen Vladeck, associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law. His teaching and research interests include federal courts, national security law, constitutional law and international criminal law.
  • Tung Yin, professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he teaches courses in corporate crimes, national security law, constitutional law and federal courts. His areas of research include constitutional issues arising out of the war on terrorism.

William Mitchell law professor John Radsan and St. Thomas law professor Robert Delahunty will host the colloquium and moderate the panel discussion.

For more information, call the St. Thomas School of Law, (651) 962-4888.