Thursday, March 20, UNC Charlotte will welcome author Jess Bravin and the Honorable V. Stuart Couch (USMC, LtCol, Ret.) to campus to speak about ethical issues surrounding the post 9/11 military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. The lecture is at 9:30 am in the Student Union Multipurpose Room (3rd floor), and will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.
Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch, an attorney and former Marine helicopter pilot, was assigned to prosecute Guantanamo Bay prisoner and suspected terrorist Mohamedou Ould Slahi in 2003. Throughout the course of his investigation, Couch determined that confessions made by Slahi had been obtained through coercive interrogation tactics that constituted torture and violated international and domestic law. Couch made the difficult decision not to prosecute Slahi. For his actions related to this case, Couch was awarded the American Bar Association’s 2007 “Minister of Justice Award” and the German Bar Association’s 2009 “Pro Reo Award.” He currently serves as a federal immigration judge in Charlotte, NC.
Jess Bravin is the author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay and the Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He has investigated and reported on the post 9/11 military commissions at Guantanamo Bay since 2001, and featured Couch’s story in a 2007 front-page article in The Wall Street Journal as well as in his recent book.
This event, sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s Pre-Law Society and Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, is free and open to the public. Contact Christina Neitzey (firstname.lastname@example.org, (910) 620-5282) with questions.
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Cardozo Law School Professor Dr. Brett Frischman will be giving a lecture titled, “Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources” on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm in Cone room 210.
“Dr. Brett Frischmann is Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, New York City. He is an Affiliate Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, an Affiliated Faculty Member of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and a Trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in Torino, Italy. Dr. Frischmann received his BA in Astro- physics from Columbia University, an MS in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.”
“Dr. Frischmann ‘s book, (2012) Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources, with Oxford University Press, focuses our attention on understanding how society benefits from infrastructural resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. It is a ‘reimagining of how economics thinks about infrastructure.’”
Tuesday, February 25, join us for a Meet and Greet with Dean Dexter Smith, the Director of Admissions for Campbell Law School. The event will be from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Student Union room 265. Even if you are not yet in the process of applying to law schools or you are not specifically interested in Campbell Law, this is a great opportunity to talk with someone who knows a great deal about the law school admissions process in general.
Law School 101 on February 14th is cancelled. The next session will be held after spring break. Please watch this site for details.
Monday, February 10, at 3:30 pm, come take a practice LSAT in room 127 of the library. This is a great chance to give the test a try in a low-pressure environment (for free!). RSVP to Anthony Elliott at email@example.com.
On Saturday, February 1st from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Elon Law’s admissions department will host its sixth annual Diversity Day program. Diversity Day will honor the Sit-In Movement begun by four North Carolina A&T students at a Woolworth’s counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960. The program will include panel presentations from practicing attorneys and current law school students, a mock law class, and a video of one of the Greensboro Four, Franklin McCain, Sr. Attendees will also participate in a class session to learn strategies for success on the LSAT and will take a timed section of the test. The program will conclude with a living history panel that allows former A&T students and professors to share their first-hand recollections of the Sit-In Movement. Following the living history panel, attendees will receive free admission and a tour of the International Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro which is located in the former Woolworth’s building. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend the program. High school and college students are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about law school and the law school admissions process.
Students interested in attending the Diversity Day program may register here or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If interested in carpooling to this event with other UNC Charlotte Pre-Law students, please email email@example.com