Calling All Law Schools: Guantanamo Teach-In
I just got off the phone with Seton Hall Law School Professor Mark Denbeaux (who spearheaded these two (pdf) Guantanamo reports.) He is very excited to announce that on October 5 there will be a national Guantanamo Teach-in. About 40 law schools have already signed up but they'd like to get 300 to 600. If you are a law student, or a law prof, please help spread the word.
On October 5th, academic institutions across the United States will join together in the first national effort to study the unprecedented action of our Government in indefinitely detaining at least 517 individuals claimed to be "enemy combatants" but not "prisoners of war." The Constitution, the Rule of Law and the Role of Lawyers will explore, in Teach-In format, the legal, political, and moral implications of the Detention Center at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Also, a Guantanamo Bar Association of lawyers has been formed. More than 300 lawyers to date have joined.
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