Notre Dame Law Review to host symposium on laws of war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Legal scholars from across the nation will convene Thursday and Friday (Dec.4-5) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall to discuss the effects of the September 11 terror attacks on the laws of war.p. The symposium, “The Changing Laws of War: Do We Need a New Legal Regime After 9/11?” is being sponsored by the Notre Dame Law Review. It will feature discussions on a wide variety of issues including the Bush administration’s recently advanced doctrine of pre-emptive war, the Patriot Act, the legal status of enemy combatants, the transfer of captured members of al-Qaida between nations, and the relationships between due process and the Geneva Convention.p. Presentations will take place from 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Friday. More information on the schedule and speakers is available on the Web at p. The Notre Dame Law Review was founded in 1925 and is published five times a year by students of the Law School. Entirely student edited, it includes articles and lectures by eminent members of the legal profession and comments and notes by members of the staff.

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