Donahue Lecture Series
Thursday, April 2
Suffolk Law
4 p.m., Large Moot Court Room (4th Floor)

Professor Stephen I. Vladeck , part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration's use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, will be the Donahue Lecture Series speaker on April 2. 

The subject of his talk is “Courts at War:  Reassessing the Role of the Judiciary in National Security Litigation.”

A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck has co-authored party and amicus briefs in a host of other major lawsuits, many of which have challenged the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Vladeck is a professor of law at American University's Washington College of Law.

His prolific and widely cited scholarship has appeared in an array of legal publications — including the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal — and his popular writing has been published in forums ranging from the New York Times to BuzzFeed. He has provided commentary for the BBC News Hour, NBC Nightly News, CNN and many other news organizations.

As co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks, he frequently represents parties or amici in litigation challenging government counterterrorism policies, and has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations — including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital.

Vladeck is a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy, co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog, a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog, the Supreme Court Fellow at the Constitution Project, and a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. Read more about Professor Vladeck.