Protecting Human Rights and Democratic Values in an Age of Terrorism

Venue: American University Washington College of Law

Location: Washington DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 22, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 25, 2007
Early Registration Date: Feb 16, 2007
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Description

American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“AAJLJ”) &
International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“IAJLJ”)
in conjunction with the American University Washington College of Law
and Touro College Law Center

2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“Protecting Human Rights and Democratic Values in an Age of Terrorism”

March 22-25, 2007
Washington, D.C.


Program

Thursday, March 22, 2007
at American University Washington College of Law
10:00 - on Registration
12:00 - 2:00 Luncheon
Sponsored by Washington College of Law

▪ Welcome / Remarks by Dean Claudio Grossman
▪ Keynote: Seth Waxman, Former Solicitor General

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Panel 1 “Balancing Civil Liberties and Security”
Speakers: Hon. Aharon Barak, Prof. Emanuel Gross,
Prof. Daniel Marcus, Hon. Stanley Sporkin,
and Jerome Shestack. * 2 CLE Credits

6:30 p.m. Pursuit of Justice Award Program
Reception and Buffet Dinner
at the Supreme Court of the United States
7:30 p.m. Program Presentation of Pursuit of Justice Award by Associate
Justice Antonin Scalia to Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court of Israel, retired. Remarks by Hon. Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice of Canada and Alex Hertman, President of IAJLJ

8:30 p.m. Dessert

Friday, March 23, 2007
8:45 a.m. Reception Remarks from the Israeli Ambassador

9:30-11:30 Panel 2
Speakers: “The Ethics and Law of War”
Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz, Prof. Emanuel Gross, Prof. Malvina Halberstam and Prof. Nicholas Kittrie * 2 CLE Credits

12:30 – 1:30 Luncheon
at American University Washington College of Law
Sponsored by Touro Law Center
Speaker: Dr Bernard Lander and Professor Anne Bayefsky

2:00-4:00 p.m. Panel 3
“The Fundamental Principles of a Constitution for the State of Israel" * 2 CLE Credits
Speakers: Prof. Pnina Lahav, Prof. Herman Schwartz, Nathan Lewin and Robert Weinberg

7:00 p.m. Shabbat Services
At Kesher Israel Congregation
8:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
at Embassy Suites Hotel
Speaker: TBA
10:00 p.m. Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, March 24, 2007
at the Embassy Suites Hotel
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Services at area Synagogues
10:00 - 11:30 Kiddush reception (at Embassy Suites Hotel)
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Shabbat Luncheon and Program
“Democracies in an Age of Terrorism –
Our Experiences and Vulnerabilities”
Speakers: Prof. Ruth Wedgwood and Dean Claudio Grossman
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Panel 4 “Jewish Law and American Jurisprudence:
How is Jewish Law Relevant Today?”
Speaker: Nathan Lewin * 1 CLE Credit

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Panel 5 “Battling Terrorism with Lawsuits”
Speakers: Alyza Lewin and Steven Perles * 1 CLE Credit

7:00 p.m. Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma’ariv at Kesher Israel Congregation
8:05 p.m. Havdalah at the Hotel

Sunday, March 25, 2007
at American University Washington College of Law
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Brunch Speaker - TBA
12:00 – 1 p.m. AAJLJ Annual Meeting
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tour of Holocaust Museum
Dietary Laws observed at all conference events

EARLY REGISTRATION
CONFERENCE

(Register and Pay by February 16, 2007)
(Includes all conference activities and meals except Pursuit of Justice Award Event)
AAJLJ & IAJLJ Members:
$ 225
Spouses of Members $ 175
Other Attendees $ 250
Judges $ 100
Students $ 100

REGULAR FEES
(from February 17th on)
CONFERENCE
(Includes all conference activities and meals except Pursuit of Justice Award Event)

AAJLJ & IAJLJ Members:
$ 275
Spouses of Members $ 200
Other $ 300
Judges $ 150
Students $ 125

PURSUIT OF JUSTICE AWARD EVENT (March 22, 2007)

** AAJLJ & IAJLJ Members and spouses
$ 150
** Other attendees $ 175
Judges $ 110
Students $ 95

** (10% off Pursuit of Justice Award Event when paid with registration fee by February 16)


Dietary laws observed at all conference events


* ADDITIONAL FEES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) CREDIT
CLE credit is available through American University Washington College of Law for the panels noted above. Advance registration and an additional fee is required.
The additional cost for CLE credit is:
Thursday - $35 (2 credits) Friday - $70 (4 credits) Saturday - $35 (2 credits)
OR $140 for the entire conference (8 credits)

* For further CLE information (registration & payment) contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
Phone 202.274.4075 Fax 202.274.4079 Email: secle@wcl.american.edu
Website: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington D.C. – Downtown
1250 22nd Street, NW 20037
(202) 857-3388
www.washingtondc.embassysuites.com
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