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Law School Explores Terrorism and Urban Living

Contact: Larkin, Michael

NEW YORK—To examine how the threat of terrorism has impacted urban communities, Fordham Law School will host a symposium titled, “Post-9.11 Cities: The Terrorist Threat and Its Implications for Planning and Policing Urban Areas,” on   Thursday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School. The conference is free and open to the public. 

Featuring a keynote address by urban historian and author Kenneth Jackson and remarks by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the daylong conference will focus on the impact the threat of terrorism has had on constitutional rights, security and urban architecture and design. The conference participants will include representatives from the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the New York City Police Department, the National Association of Muslim Lawyers, American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

TIME:       9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
                FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
                140 W. 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

The symposium is being sponsored by the Fordham Urban Law Journal, the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, and the William and Burton Cooper Chair on Urban Legal Issues. The conference is free and open to the public.

Fordham University School of Law was founded in 1905, and has more than 14,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Over the past 20 years, Fordham Law School has secured a place as a national leader in public interest law, legal ethics and human rights law.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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