Legal scholars, including Snowden's ACLU attorney, offer public talks at UH Law School on Jan. 15

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jan 7, 2016

National ACLU attorney Ben Wizner
National ACLU attorney Ben Wizner

The public will have a chance to hear Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s national ACLU attorney, discuss “Liberty and Security in the Age of Terrorism” at the UH Law School on Friday, January 15, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Classroom 3. Wizner is director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, and is the lead American attorney for NSA whistleblower Snowden.

The presentation is part of the unique "January-Term" (J-Term) schedule held during winter break each January at the William S. Richardson School of Law on the UH Mānoa campus. It brings to Hawai‘i exceptional legal scholars and advocates to teach special classes for extra credit for law students, continuing educational credits for practicing attorneys, plus thought-provoking offerings for the community.

Wizner’s talk -- part of a class co-taught by retired four-star Army General David Bramlett -- is the final class in a week-long J-Term course taught from opposite points of view to offer provocative ideas for Hawai‘i law students. This session, free and open to the public, will deal specifically with “Surveillance in a Free Society.”

Along with the Wizner/Bramlett presentation, the public is also invited to three other final lectures on January 15 that wrap up the full J-Term schedule of offerings. They are:

  • Harvard Law School Professor Richard Lazarus: “Environmental Law in the U.S. Supreme Court.” He is the Frank Boas Visiting Harvard Law Scholar at the Richardson Law School and is the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This final class is from 9 to 11:15 a.m. in Classroom 3.
  • Yale Law School Professor Harold Koh: “21st Century International Human Rights.” Koh is the Sterling Professor of International Law and former Dean of Yale Law School. This final class is from 9 to 11:15 a.m. in Classroom 2.
  • Stanford Law Professor Robert Gordon: “The American Legal Profession: Its Past, Present, and Possible Futures.” This final class is from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Classroom 2.

For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/