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March 5, 2008

The Review of Litigation symposium: “Terror on Trial: Civil Litigation and the War on Terror,” March 27–28, 2008

The Review of Litigation will host its annual symposium on March 27 and 28 in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law. The symposium will explore a variety of issues surrounding civil litigation and terrorism, bringing together renowned scholars, practitioners, and judges in the field, in hopes of starting a new conversation about the war on terror—moving away from Guantanamo and habeas corpus and toward traditional claims for damages.

The keynote address will be given by the Honorable John J. Gibbons, Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additional speakers include Steven Watt, American Civil Liberties Union; Jon Hafetz, Brennan Center for Justice; Maria LaHood, Center for Constitutional Rights; Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara University School of Law; Elizabeth Wilson, Baach, Robinson & Lewis PLLC; Jeffrey Addicott, Center for Terrorism Law; Jules Lobel, The University of Pittsburgh School of Law; John Murphy, Villanova School of Law; Sahar Aziz, Muslim Advocates; Gabor Rona, Human Rights First; and Tina Foster, International Justice Network.

Submissions by the participants will be published in The Review of Litigation in Issue 1 of Volume 28 (Fall 2008).

Presentations are free and open to the public. The symposium also offers 7.5 hours of CLE credit. The registration fee for CLE credit is $150. For more information about the symposium speakers and topics, please visit

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