Torture: U.S. Law & Policy (Ethics CLE Credit)

October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), Booth Auditorium, 2778 Bancroft Way in Berkeley
CLE 1.25 Ethics Credits Available: $35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate; FREE if no credit required.

Please join us for a rigorous panel discussion with Boalt professors and practitioner experts on the ethics and legality of torture. Panelists will include:

  • Chris Kutz, Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program at Boalt, has written about complicity, torture, emergency power, and the moral foundations of the laws of war.

  • Oona Hathaway, Professor of Law at Boalt, is a scholar of international law, former recipient of the Carnegie Scholars Award, and current member of the Advisory Committee on International Law for the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Ben Wizner has been a staff attorney at the ACLU since 2001. He specializes in national security, human rights, and first amendment issues. He has been involved in numerous post-9/11 civil liberties cases, including a challenge to the CIA's abduction, detention, and torture of an innocent German citizen (El-Masri v. Tenet) and a suit against a private company for facilitating extraordinary rendition by the CIA (Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.).

  • Moderator John Steele is Special Counsel and Director of Ethics & Conflicts for Fish & Richardson P.C., and Lecturer in Legal Ethics at Boalt.


Sponsored by the Boalt Hall National Lawyers Guild chapter
Co-sponsored: The Henderson Center for Social Justice; Middle Eastern Law Students Association; American Constitution Society.