Justice O'Connor To Lecture on Human Rights, Terrorism

 Nov. 12 speech on “Balancing Security, Democracy, and Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism”
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Erin St. John Kelly
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November 7, 2007 (NEW YORK) – The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, will talk about the delicate balance of security and human rights in the face of ongoing terrorism when she gives the Harold Leventhal Memorial Lecture at Columbia Law School on November 12, 2007.
“We’re honored to have a jurist and scholar of such eminence deliver this year’s Leventhal Lecture,” said Columbia Law School Dean David Schizer. “Justice O’Connor has had a profound impact on our legal system, and we are fortunate to have her with us."
Justice O’Connor will also receive the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award from the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law  on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Since 1975 the Journal has presented this award to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law.
WHAT: The Harold Leventhal Memorial Lecture, “Balancing Security, Democracy, and Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism.”
WHEN: Monday, November 12 2007, 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104-106, 1st Floor, 435 W 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
The Harold Leventhal Memorial Lectureship was established by former law clerks, colleagues and other friends to commemorate Harold Leventhal (1915–1979) who graduated from Columbia Law School in 1936. A dominant influence in the development of federal administrative law, he served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
This event is open to journalists. However, Justice O’Connor will not take questions. Space is limited. If you are a member of the press, please contact Erin Kelly at [email protected] or 212-854-1787 if you would like attend. Direct all other event inquiries to Daria Sidlauskas at [email protected].
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.