Widener Law Faculty To Participate in PBA Law Policy Forum
Web Editor - Published: March 25, 2008
On April 3rd, The Pennsylvania Bar Association invites faculty and students to attend The Rule of Law Today, a Law Policy Forum focusing on the War on Terror and Immigration Reform. Keynote speaker Colonel Morris D. Davis, former Chief Prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions in the Department of Defense, will speak about his experiences in Guantanamo. The event will also feature two panel discussions and a town hall meeting: The War on Terror: The Role of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, Immigration Reform: The Role of National, State and Local Government, and Town Hall Meeting: The Rule of Law in the War on Terror and Immigration Reform.

Widener Law Professor Stephen Henderson will participate in the War on Terror panel discussion, addressing electronic surveillance issues, and Professors Jill E. Family and Nathaniel C. Nichols will contribute to the Immigration Reform panel discussion. Professor Family said that she will “be discussing an overlooked aspect of immigration reform:  how the federal courts are implicated in immigration reform,” including proposed legislation that would “narrow the jurisdiction of the federal courts,” and how an increase in enforcement could “mean more cases on federal court dockets.”

The program will be held at the CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with a reception after the program. To register for the program, visit the website.