Governing and Living in a Time of Terror:
Law Beyond 9/11
A Day of Discussions, Analysis and Provocations to Initiate
the Berkeley Project on Law and Terrorism
September 8 - 9, 2006
University of California, Berkeley
School of Law
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In the five years since the tragedy of September 11, 2001, lawyers in practice, the academy and the bench have been forced to confront remarkable changes in law and politics, both domestic and international. Boalt Hall marks this solemn anniversary by initiating a significant, long-term project on one of the signal challenges of our time: governing and living in a time of terror. This conference will serve as the kick-off event, bringing together many members of the law faculty, the school's alumni and members of the wider University of California, Berkeley community who are thinking about terrorism from a wide range of disciplines.
There has been substantial academic investigation of what has occurred over the past five years, yet much of that effort has been reactive to the events of the day and it is not at all evident that we as individuals or as a nation have an adequate appreciation of the issues ahead, not to mention their resolution. This conference is thus unusual in that seeks not to comment on what has occurred, but to anticipate the questions we will confront tomorrow. It marks the thematic initiation of a range of working groups that will evolve and in a sustained manner serve as focal points for new scholarships in the many areas of law and policy influenced by the September 11 attacks and their aftermath.
David D. Caron '83, C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
David Kaye '95, Acting Director, Center for International & Comparative Law, Whittier Law School, and Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State (on leave)