The Constitution From Every Angle - Gitmo to Gender and Race

The Constitution From Every Angle - Gitmo to Gender and Race
CLS Faculty Panel Marks Constitution Day Sept. 17
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September 14, 2007 (NEW YORK) – What conclusions can be made about the Guantanamo Bay prisoner litigation when analyzing the U.S. Constitution through the prism of international human rights law? What does the Constitution say about police brutality? What about using race when deciding which public schools children may attend? What is the Constitution’s role in the debate over gender and sexuality issues?
Six Columbia Law School professors and a dean will tackle these and other thorny issues at a Faculty Panel on the Constitution, designed to commemorate Constitution Day, a federal holiday that celebrates the signing of our nation’s foundational document on Sept. 17, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
WHAT: CLS Faculty Panel on the Constitution
WHEN: Sept. 17, 2007 from 4:30- 6 p.m.
WHERE:  Columbia Law School, Room 103 of Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Professors Kendall Thomas, Sarah Cleveland, Katherine Franke, Philip Hamburger, Suzanne Goldberg, and Jack Greenberg. Dean Ellen Chapnick will moderate.
The event is presented by Columbia Law School’s Social Justice Initiatives and cosponsored by its Human Rights Institute and Center for Public Interest Law. A reception will follow the presentation.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.