About this guide
The Vermont Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society & The International Law Society at Vermont Law School present:
Reaching Critical Mass: International and U.S. Law in the Wake of Modern Exigencies
March 22, 2013
Chase Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
The United States has not suffered a large-scale terrorist attack since September 11, 2001, but this respite has not come without costs. Adapting to new security threats, the U.S. Government has created agencies to buttress national security, expanded intelligence services, deployed new weaponry across the global battlefield, conducted and suspended the use of coercive interrogation techniques, grappled with the adoption of detention policy, and struggled with the adequacy of courtrooms and tribunals for trying suspected terrorists. All the while igniting fervent debate over the meaning, applicability, and role of international and U.S. law in addressing domestic and global security in the wake of modern exigencies.
Vermont Law Schools' Federalist Society and International Law Society have partnered to explore the delicate balance between combating modern security threats, observing international law, and protecting human rights and civil liberties.
Panels will highlight developments in the law since 9/11, the legal implications of targeted killings, the future of modern warfare and cyber security, and the authority of the Executive to order the use of force. Panelists include leading human rights lawyers, experts on the Law of Armed Conflict, architects of U.S. national security and counter-terrorism policy, U.S. government officials, and constitutional law scholars.
Please join us for a robust dialogue on some of the most pressing international and domestic legal issues facing the world today.