Texas Law Review Symposium to Explore the Intersection of Law, Technology, Privacy and National Security

Feb. 5, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Law Review at The University of Texas School of Law will hold its 2010 symposium on the "Law at the Intersection of National Security, Privacy and Technological Change" on Friday, Feb. 5, at the University of Texas Club and Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Thompson Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The event, free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Law Review in partnership with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

This year's conference will address intelligence law and data collection, the legal environment pertaining to the government's efforts to enhance cybersecurity, the prospects for technological solutions to difficult, national-security-related problems and the role of the courts, Congress and the media in these endeavors.

Highlights of the symposium include keynote speeches by Assistant Attorney General David Kris of the National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and Admiral Michael McConnell, former director of national intelligence.

Participants represent the spectrum of perspectives on this debate, including government, private sector, academia, the civil liberties community, legislative and judicial. A Saturday panel discussion will focus on the media and national security issues.

For a schedule of events, go to the Texas Law Review symposium page.

Panel discussions on Friday will take place in the President's Room on the 6th floor of the University of Texas Club, which is in the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Robert Dedman Drive. Saturday's panel sessions will be held in Room 2.102 of the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center across from the School of Law on Robert Dedman Drive at the corner of Dean Keeton Street.

Public parking is available in the San Jacinto garage on The University of Texas at Austin campus. (Maps and directions are on the School of Law Web site.)  Lunch and dinner events are not open to the public, but the media are invited to cover the keynote speakers at those events.

For more information, contact: Laura Castro, director of media relations, School of Law, 512-825-9525 (cell).