* upcoming event: 21st Annual ABA SCOLANS Review of the Field of National Security Law
The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, proudly announce the “21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law.” The conference, which routinely draws hundreds of national security lawyers from around the country will take place on Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2, 2011, in Salons I and II, Ballroom Level, of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW in Washington, DC. The hotel is closest to the Foggy Bottom station (blue/orange lines) or Dupont Circle station (red line), a 4 block walk.
In addition to our popular Executive Branch panel featuring general counsels from key national security agencies and departments as well as a panel devoted to congressional updates on developments in national security law, we will have panels on Kosovo, Libya and Presidential War Powers for Multilateral Humanitarian Interventions; Use of Force Decisions of the ICJ; the Uniform Code of Military Justice and its efficacy in war; Public but Classified: A System Awash in Open Secrets; and Ethics Challenges for National Security Lawyers.
The Thursday luncheon keynote is not to be missed, as the Honorable Harold Hongju Koh,Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State will be giving remarks. Please see the Conference Program for a full list of excellent panels and speakers.
We are pleased to announce the registration fees are the same as in previous years. The “early” registration fee, prior to November 18 is $190 per day or $325 for both days for ABA members and government attorneys. For non-ABA members the fee is $210 per day or $350 for both days. The dinner cost is still $60 per person for the reception/dinner on Thursday evening, December 1. Law students are $125 for two days and $70 for each day.
Links for important information about the conference:
Letter of Invitation