Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

Detention, Habeas Corpus, Specialized Tribunals, and the War on Terror: Violence in the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Courts

Date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009
Location: 
4:30-6 PM, Kerstetter Room, Marx Hall
Event Category: 
Seminar
Audience: 
Public

We hope you will join us for a LAPA Seminar with Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, who will present "Detention, Habeas Corpus, Specialized Tribunals, and the War on Terror: Violence in the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Courts."  Her commentator will be Gary Bass, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School.

As always, the LAPA format asks that seminar participants familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator will open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception in the Kerstetter Room, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.  

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, procedure, feminism, and local and global interventions to diminish inequalities and subordination.

Professor Resnik's writings include Law as Affiliation: “Foreign” Law, Democratic Federalism, and the Sovereigntism of the Nation State (International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2008); Representing Justice: From Renaissance Iconography to Twenty-First Century Courthouses, (with Dennis E. Curtis) ( Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 2007); Law's Migration: American Exceptionalism, Silent Dialogues, and Federalism's Multiple Ports of Entry (The Yale Law Journal, 2006); Judicial Selection and Democratic Theory: Demand, Supply, and Life Tenure (in a symposium in Cardozo Law Review, 2005); and Trial as Error, Jurisdiction as Injury: Transforming the Meaning of Article III ( Harvard Law Review, 2000). Her book, Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib), has recently been published by New York University Press.  For more about Professor Resnik, please visit her website.

Gary Bass is an associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University.  He is the author of Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals, as well as articles and book chapters on international justice. His book, Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention, was published in 2008 by Knopf. Before coming to Princeton, he was a reporter for the Economist. He has also written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, and other publications. Ph.D. Harvard University.