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Discourse on the Patriot Act

Loyola press release - October 7, 2004

Loyola University’s Society for Civic Engagement presents Discourse on the Patriot Act: Is it an Effective and Necessary Counter-Terrorism Mechanism Respectful of Constitutional Freedoms and Individual Liberty? The event will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall. Featured guests are Paul Rosenzweig and Susan N. Herman.

Rosenzweig is a senior legal research fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, where his research interests focus on issues of civil liberties and national scrutiny, criminal law, law enforcement, and legal ethics. Rosenzweig is also an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law where he teaches criminal procedure and an advance seminar on white collar crime. He also serves on the District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee. Rosenzweig is a cum laude graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He has a master of science in chemical oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California at San Diego and a bachelor of arts from Haverford College.

Susan N. Herman is a professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure and constitutional law, and seminars on law, literature, terrorism, and civil liberties. She writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for legal and non-legal publications, recent publications include articles in the Columbia, UCLA and Oregon law reviews. She also participates in Supreme Court litigation, writing and collaborating on amicus curiae briefs on constitutional criminal procedure issues, conducting Supreme Court moot courts, and federal lobbying.

Herman received a bachelor of arts from Barnard College and a juris doctor from New York University School of Law. She currently serves as general counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Loyola Society for Civic Engagement (LSCE) is a bi-partisan organization that brings to campus intellectual debate among opposite sides of the political spectrum. LSCE arranges forums, symposiums, and debates and engages students, faculty, community members, nationally recognized scholars, and expert speakers in important and controversial issues. LSCE facilitates academic discourse through an online journal titled The Journal of Civil Discourse (http://www.loyno.edu/civildiscourse/), which contains position papers written by those involved in LSCE events. The Journal of Civil Discourse and LSCE promote virtues of civility and tolerance in the midst of intellectual discourse and debate.

For more information, contact Roger White at 865-3530, or Elicia Huffaker at lsce@loyno.edu.