nationalsecuritylaw reminder: September 16-17, 2011 Seminar on Teaching National Security Law – Invitation, Agenda and Registration Form – hotel reservations due by August 26

August 29, 2011

Dear Colleague:

The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security (SCOLNS) and Georgetown University Law Center are cosponsoring a one day seminar on the pedagogy of teaching national security law — approaches and issues, a “Lawyer Jurga”. The Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 on the campus of Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, (Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor) in Washington, DC, with an opening dinner program on Friday, September 16 at the Army and Navy Club.

Building on last year’s very successful seminar, our goal is to bring together the academic, practitioner, educational, and instructional communities from our nation’s law schools, educational legal centers, and federal legal training institutions including Judge Advocate General and military academies, to discuss the methods, tools, and processes of teaching national security law and training future practitioners in the field of national security law. The seminar will build upon the dedicated work done by many of the pioneers in the field by bringing together the community of national security law teachers.

The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will feature law, JAG, and service school panels, as well as a keynote luncheon address by Lieutenant General Dana Chipman, USA. The opening dinner on Friday evening, September 16 will be held at the Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street, NW on Farragut Square in Washington, DC, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a no-host bar, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence will deliver keynote remarks and share his thoughts on cross cutting issues.

Registration fee for Saturday, September 17 is $100.00 and will include breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and conference materials. Additionally, there will be a charge of $50.00 for the opening dinner on Friday evening, September 16. Please visit the Committee’s website – hmcmahon) by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 12.

We have made arrangements for conference participants to stay at the Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue – telephone – 202-638-1616 or 866-233-4642. Please register no later than August 26 to take advantage of the special ABA rate of $139 single/double. Please reference the “ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Teaching National Security Law Conference” when making your reservation to obtain this rate.

We very much welcome your participation in this event and hope you will be able to join us and look forward to sharing ideas, approaches and views. We also encourage you to share this announcement with your friends and professional colleagues who might be interested in attending.


Harvey Rishikof William M. Treanor James E. McPherson

Chair Dean, Georgetown Law Standing Committee Member

Jurga Agenda 2011.doc
Jurga 2011 registration form (4).doc