Alumni Reunion Includes Panel Discussion About “Rooting Out Terrorism”

Attention: Weekend assignment editors, reporters

Contact: Janet Gilmore, UC Public Affairs, 510-642-5685
Erin Campbell, Communications Dept.,, 510-643-8010 

What: “Rooting Out Terrorism,” an assessment by international law experts of U.S. foreign and military policy in response to the threat of global terrorism. Participants will include James J. Brosnahan, lead attorney for John Walker Lindh, the American recently sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for aiding the Taliban.

This discussion is taking place at the 2002 All-Alumni Reunion at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

When: This Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Other panel discussions that day will include one on liberty and security in post 9/11 America and a review of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Where: Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. Reporters should check-in in the Laub lobby.

Who: In addition to Brosnahan, participants in the terrorism discussion will include:

  • Paul Clement, principal deputy solicitor general for the U.S. Department of Justice and an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Jess Bravin, a Wall Street Journal reporter who writes about the legal aspects of the war on terrorism, along with related political and diplomatic issues.
  • Jim Haynes, the U.S. Department of Defense’s general counsel and former general counsel for the U.S. Department of the Army. Haynes has also served four years of active duty as a captain in the U.S. Army.
  • John Yoo, the moderator of Saturday’s panel discussion and deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Yoo, a professor at Boalt Hall, is on leave from the law school.


NOTE: This is an event for Boalt Hall alumni, not the general public, though reporters are invited to cover the program events.