CLS Launches Visiting Scholar Speaker Series

Immigration Policies, Shooting Down Hijacked Aircraft Topics On March 3
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James O’Neill
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February 26, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School will present a Visiting Scholar Speaker Series this semester to introduce Law School students and faculty to the research of the Law School’s current Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows.
The first session is set for March 3, when Rory Brown discusses “The Legality Of Shooting Down Hijacked Aircraft’’ and Liav Orgad talks about “Immigration Policies, A Case Study Of Balancing Human Rights And National Interest.’’
WHAT: Visiting Scholar Speaker Series
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Room 600 of William and June Warren Hall, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue at 115th Street, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Rory Brown, a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute, is an EUI Fellow at Columbia Law School. He earned an LL.M. from European University Institute in 2006 and his B.A. from Jesus College, Cambridge University, in 2004. His current research is ``The Terrorism of Law and the Legislation of Terror.” Liav Orgad, an attorney with the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel is a Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. She earned her LL.M. from Columbia in 2007. Her fields of expertise include the laws of war, immigration law, constitutional law and criminal justice. Her current research is “Airport Profiling.”
Lunch will be served. Those planning to attend should contact Neil Teller in International Programs at [email protected]
The other events in the series:
  • March 17 at 12:30 p.m.: Miquel Peguera, “Search Engines’ Cache Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act;” Snjezana Vasiljevic, subject to be determined.
  • March 31 at 12:30 p.m.: Gaetane Schaeken Willemaers, “EU Disclosure Regime: Assessment of its Efficiency in a Comparative Law and Interdisciplinary Approach;” Michael Schouten, “Voting in Corporate Law: Contemporary Issues and EU Policy Implications.” 
  • April 14 at 12:30 p.m.: Joao Dos Pasos Martins on freedom of speech; Maria Gracia Andia, “The Role of Congress and Courts Shaping Policies in Argentina.”


  • May 19 at 12:30 p.m.: Jocelyn Maclure, “The Subjective Approach to Freedom of Conscience and Religion;” Gustavo Olivares, “The law of Judicial recovery of State External Debts.”
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