New York, NY (August 24, 2011)—The New York Law School community will observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center by bringing together well-known speakers at special events that will reflect on the impact the attacks still have on our world today. Speakers include Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; John Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice 2001–03; and Larry Silverstein, President and CEO of Silverstein Properties.
New York Law School, one of the oldest independent law schools in the United States, has been a Lower Manhattan establishment since its inception and was the first institution to complete a major construction project in Lower Manhattan after September 11th.
“The ten years since September 11, 2001 have seen enormous changes to Lower Manhattan, and at New York Law School,” Dean Richard A. Matasar said. “We emerged an institution committed to the downtown area, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in New York City, though 9/11 is never far from our hearts and minds.”
New York Law School’s September 11th ten-year anniversary events include:
Lawyers and the Law in
New York City: 10 Years After 9/11
Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 6 to 8 p.m. | New York Law School, 185 West Broadway
The New York Law School Law Review and the New York City Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association will host a panel discussion that will address topics such as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund as a model for future publicly funded compensation programs, and civil liberties, law enforcement, and national security in a post-9/11 world. Speakers include Joseph W. Armbrust Jr., Partner at Sidley Austin LLP; Michael A. Cardozo, New York City Corporation Counsel; Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union; and Richard A. Matasar, Dean and President of New York Law School.
Free registration is required. CLE credits will be offered at no cost to attendees (1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice). To register and for more information about the symposium, visit the New York Law School Law Review.
Civil Liberties 10 Years
Friday, September 9, 2011 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | New York Law School, 185 West Broadway
The Justice Action Center, the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the New York Law School Law Review will bring together distinguished panelists to discuss the profound consequences of the September 11th terrorist attacks on life, liberty, law, and security and the ongoing impact of the terrorist attacks and the government’s response. Speakers include: John Yoo, University of California-Berkeley Law School and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice 2001–03; Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School and Columnist, The New York Times; and Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union.
Free for NYLS faculty, staff, students, and alumni. $25 registration fee for all other guests. For a full list of speakers and more information, visit the Justice Action Center.
Redeveloping the World Trade Center: A
Discussion with Larry Silverstein and Chris Ward
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 8:15 a.m. | 7 World Trade Center Visitor’s Center, 10th Fl.
The Center for Real Estate Studies and Center for New York City Law will host Larry Silverstein, President and CEO, Silverstein Properties and Chris Ward, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, in a conversation about the redevelopment of the World Trade Center.
Free for NYLS faculty, staff, and current students. $25 registration fee for all other guests. Visit the Center for Real Estate Studies for more information.
York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls some 1,500 full-time students and 430 part-time students in its J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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