Law in Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers

Scott Horton on Torture Wars

Fri, 11/16/2007
Noon, by invitation only
Graduate Students
Policy Students

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele and the Program in Law and Public Affairs are delighted to invite you to a new occasional luncheon series: Law in the Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers. Please join us for informal presentation and discussion by distinguished lawyers whose career paths have focused on serving the public interest or advocating policy change. Our inaugural luncheon will be this Friday, November 16, 2007 at 12 noon in Room 014 of Robertson Hall. Our guest speaker is Scott Horton, and his topic is “Torture Wars.”

We would very much appreciate hearing from you by 1:00 pm this Wednesday, November 14, as to whether or not you will be able to join us for this seminar. Space is limited. Please email Judi Rivkin to respond (, or telephone 609-258-8377 if you have any questions.

Scott Horton is a New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict. Scott Horton lectures at Columbia Law School, and he is a contributor to Harper's Magazine. He is a life-long human rights advocate, and has served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union. Scott is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. He recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association. For more information on Scott Horton, see his blog, No Comment.