Centers & Programs

LAWshaping in National Security: the Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead

We look forward to welcoming you to the 20th annual LENS Spring Conference.This year's events will feature in-depth discussions of surveillance, cyberwar, drones, the role of the courts in national security issues, sexual assault in the armed forces, presidential power and national security, developments in international humanitarian law, ethical issues in national security law and much more. Speakers and panelists will include federal judges, the general counsel of the Department of Defense, the deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Security, the president of the American Bar Association, active duty military lawyers, as well as experts from Human Rights Watch and a variety of law schools.

 

Conference Schedule
February 28 - March 1, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

  *** Special Event for Early Arrivals***
12:15 p.m Women in National Security: Navigating Legal Careers in the Field.
A special presentation by Erin Wirtanen, Professor Jayne Huckerby, and Lt. Col. Katherine Oler, moderated by Charlie Dunlap. Room 3043 of the Law School from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.  This event is co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Duke Law School, Room 3041

7:30 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome: Dean David F. Levi, Duke Law School
8:35 a.m. Conference Welcome: Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.), LENS Executive Director
8:45 a.m. Technology, Cyberspace and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
  Speaker: Mr. Daniel W. Sutherland, Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of the General Counsel, U.S.Department of Homeland Security
9:45 a.m. Break
10: 00 a.m. Federal Courts and National Security: A View from the Judiciary
  Moderator: Hon. Scott L. Silliman, Deputy Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Military Commission Review, and Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law School
Hon. Andre M. Davis, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Hon. David B. Sentelle, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Hon. Reggie B. Walton, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Presiding Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
11:30 a.m. Break (pick up box lunches)
11:45 a.m. Keynote Speech
  Speaker: Hon. Robert S. Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
12:45 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. Drones, Cyber, and More: International Humanitarian Law and the Path Ahead
  Moderator: Prof. William Banks, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University Law School
Prof. Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law
Ms. Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch
Prof. Sean Watts, Creighton University School of Law
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Addressing Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces: The Path Ahead
  Speaker: Capt. Lindsay L. Rodman, USMC, Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
3:30 p.m. Break (in place)
3:35 p.m. Conference Capstone Lecture: The Legal Profession and National Security Law (Presentation begins at 45:41)
  Speaker: Mr. James R. Silkenat, President, American Bar Association
4:05 p.m. First day of conference concludes
6:15 p.m. Reception at Washington Duke Inn
7:00 p.m. Conference Dinner at Washington Duke Inn
Ambassador Ballroom
  Host: Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.), LENS Executive Director
Speaker: Hon. Stephen W. Preston, General Counsel, Department of Defense

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Duke Law School, Room 3041

8:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Contemporary Civil-Military Relations: A Lawyer's Perspective
  Speaker: Mr. Phillip Carter, Center for a New American Security
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Presidential Power and National Security
  Moderator: Prof. Maggie Lemos, Duke Law School
Prof. Christopher Schroeder, Duke Law School
Prof. H. Jefferson Powell, Duke Law School
Prof. Neil Kinkopf, Georgia State University College of Law
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Contemporary Ethical Issues of National Security Law
  Speaker: Maj. Gen. Steven J. Lepper, USAF (Ret.), former Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force
12:15 p.m. Closing remarks: Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.), LENS Executive Director
12:30 p.m. Conference concludes

 

The conference is produced by the
Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School