Event Date
Oct 08, 2009
Speakers
Prof.Laurel Fletcher, UC Berkeley
Prof.Diane Amann, UC Davis
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LAWYERS IN WARTIME

Lawyering in the Shadow of War: A Study of Attorneys Representing Guantánamo Detainees
Prof. Laurel Fletcher, Law; Director, International Human Rights Clinic

Who are the attorneys representing Guantánamo detainees? What is the nature of this representation? What lessons can we learn from the experience of habeas counsel about the role of lawyers during this chapter in United States legal history? This paper seeks to elucidate the experience and impact of attorneys serving this unique population.  Studying their experiences provides new knowledge about the nature of legal practice of habeas attorneys for Guantánamo detainees. It also deepens our understanding of the role of law and the legal profession in the nation’s efforts to combat terrorism.

Women at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Prof. Diane Amann, UC Davis Law; Director, CA International Law Center

This presentation will give an account of women’s participation in the Nuremberg Trials, placing focus on those women who served as lawyers. In addition to discussing the work they did, it will consider both the reasons their contribution fell into obscurity after the trials ended and the contemporary implications of the diminution of women’s roles in these landmark proceedings. The talk derives from a 2007 series of the same name, which appeared at IntLawGrrlsblog and is available at
http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/search/label/Women%20at%20Nuremberg

 

 

LAWYERS IN WARTIME

Lawyering in the Shadow of War: A Study of Attorneys Representing Guantánamo Detainees
Prof. Laurel Fletcher, Law; Director, International Human Rights Clinic

Who are the attorneys representing Guantánamo detainees? What is the nature of this representation? What lessons can we learn from the experience of habeas counsel about the role of lawyers during this chapter in United States legal history? This paper seeks to elucidate the experience and impact of attorneys serving this unique population.  Studying their experiences provides new knowledge about the nature of legal practice of habeas attorneys for Guantánamo detainees. It also deepens our understanding of the role of law and the legal profession in the nation’s efforts to combat terrorism.

Women at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Prof. Diane Amann, UC Davis Law; Director, CA International Law Center

This presentation will give an account of women’s participation in the Nuremberg Trials, placing focus on those women who served as lawyers. In addition to discussing the work they did, it will consider both the reasons their contribution fell into obscurity after the trials ended and the contemporary implications of the diminution of women’s roles in these landmark proceedings. The talk derives from a 2007 series of the same name, which appeared at IntLawGrrlsblog and is available at
http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/search/label/Women%20at%20Nuremberg