nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: Seminar on Teaching National Security Law

September 24, 2013

From our friends at the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security (alas, the hotel discount deadline has passed, but don’t let that stop you!):

The hotel deadline has been extended to September 11 and we will have complimentary ABA Standing Committee books onsite for all registrants — please join us in Charlottesville for this very informative seminar. Links to program and registration form below.


1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036


Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Additional sponsors include:

The Center on Law and Security (NYU School of Law), The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (Duke University School of Law), The Center on National Security and the Law (Georgetown Law), National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program (George Washington University Law School), The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (Syracuse University College of Law)

The Center for Terrorism Law (St. Mary’s University School of Law)

Hotel Information (DEADLINE Wednesday, September 11):

Lodging for the 2013 ABA Annual Seminar has been arranged at the Inn at Darden (, next to the UVa Law School.

Please contact the Inn at Darden (434 243-5000), and make your reservation under the Center for National Security Law group special rate of $145.00 per night.

Special Offer:

2Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of
National Security Law Fifty Years of Transformation: An Anthology

(Regularly $39.95)

Please refer to the program for additional information.

To register, complete the jg4e).

nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event THIS TUESDAY Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States

September 24, 2013

Georgetown Law’s

Center on National Security and the Law

and National Security Law Society

proudly present a three-part discussion series this autumn:

Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States:

Past, Present, and Future

This is a crucially important time in the United States’ history. A number of foreign intelligence gathering programs using new technologies recently have been unveiled, and the public, the media, and scholars are just beginning to address what these programs mean for the future of the country.

Please join us on September 24, 2013 for the first event in the series, focused on the past.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), will be giving the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion by former members and key staff of the 1975-76 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (“Church Committee”).

The Church Committee exposed government surveillance abuses and played a key role in the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which, as subsequently amended, provides the framework for current foreign intelligence gathering programs.

Introductory Remarks

Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law

Keynote Address

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)


Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Church Committee Member

Senator Gary Hart, Church Committee Member

Mr. Frederick Schwarz, Church Committee Chief Counsel

Ambassador William Miller, Church Committee Staff Director

Dr. Loch Johnson, Special Assistant to Senator Frank Church

Professor Laura K. Donohue, Georgetown Law (moderator)

September 24, 2013 – 9:45 am to noon

Hart Auditorium

Georgetown Law

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20001

Reception to follow

Please RSVP to rsvp2

Please direct questions to nationalsecurity

September 24 Church Committee.docx