The Patriot Act Symposia was a two-hour roundtable discussion of the Patriot Act held at Columbia Law School and open to the general legal community. The discussion focused on three principal topics: (1) the Act's surveillance provisions; (2) the sharing of information between law enforcement and intelligence agencies; and (3) the Act's provisions for obtaining infomation from third parties such as libraries, during the course of a national security investigation. Click here to read more.
Terrorism and Civil Liberties February, 2004
The Conference on Terrorism and Civil Liberties was a half-day symposium convened solely for the 25 students in the proseminar, "National Security, Law Enforcement, and Terrorism." Its purpose was to introduce the students to a range of academic debate on issues related to terrorism and national security. Three academic papers were presented. Click here to learn more.
Community Courts and Community Justice April, 2003
The Symposium on Community Courts and Community Justice convened judges, social scientists, legal scholars and professionals who work in and study "problem-solving courts" and community-based institutions that practice therapeutic jurisprudence. The papers were published in the American Criminal Law Review, Volume 40, Number 4, in Fall 2003. Click here to learn more.