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Law School to Explore Terrorism and the Law

Contact: Larkin, Michael

NEW YORK—John Yoo, a former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, will join Fordham Law School’s Martin Flaherty for a lively discussion titled “Fighting Terrorism in the Post 9/11 World” on Tuesday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School.

Novelist, essayist and Fordham Law Professor Thane Rosenbaum will moderate the discussion between Yoo and Flaherty that will examine the way in which the war on terrorism has raised unique legal questions that challenge ethical, moral and political norms that exist in the international community

From 2001-03, Yoo served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96, where he advised on constitutional issues and judicial nominations.

Martin Flaherty is a professor at Fordham Law School and co-director of the Crowley Program in International Human Rights. He is also the chairman of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on International Human Rights .

TIME:        8 P.M.
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