Yale Law Professor to Address Law's Role in the War on Terror at TU College of Law

Monday, February 16, 2009

Owen M. Fiss, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will tackle legal issues involved in the war on terror on Thursday, March 5, at the 13th annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture at The University of Tulsa College of Law.

Fiss’ lecture, entitled “The War Against Terrorism and the Rule of Law,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall, 3120 E. 4th St. The event is free and open to the public.

Fiss teaches procedure, legal theory and constitutional law at Yale and directs Yale Law School programs located in Latin America and the Middle East. He is the author of many articles and books, including Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, Liberalism Divided, The Irony of Free Speech, A Community of Equals, and The Law as it Could Be.

Educated at Dartmouth, Oxford and Harvard, Fiss clerked for Thurgood Marshall on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and later for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He also served in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Hager Lecture is an annual event held in memory of former TU law professor John W. Hager to bring eminent professionals to the Tulsa legal community to share their ideas on law and justice. Hager served on the TU Law faculty for more the 40 years and is still remembered at the law school as the “King of Torts.”

Jimmy Hart