Texas Tech Law School Hosts National Security Symposium

Two events will highlight the Center for Military Law & Policy.

Texas Tech University's Center for Military Law & Policy, housed in the School of Law, will host the 2009 National Security Law Symposium from 9-11 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 5) in the school's Bill and Carolyn Lanier Auditorium at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.  As a part of the center's outreach program, it also is hosting a military hearing for the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces from noon to 1 p.m. in the Donald Hunt Courtroom, across from the Lanier Auditorium. Both events are open to the public. The purpose of the symposium is to address the role of lawyers in national security. It is intended for attorneys, law students and general public with interest in the government's former and current positions regarding Guantanamo prison, interrogation methods, indefinite imprisonments and other concerns. The panel for the symposium includes: Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; Judge James E. Baker, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and former legal adviser to the National Security Council; Charles A. Blanchard, former general counsel, Department of the Army and Brigadier General (retired); and John S. Cooke deputy director, Federal Judicial Center. The moderator is Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr., U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 742-3990, ext. 315 or casey.carson@ttu.edu.