2016 Law Review Symposium: National Security in the Information Age


On October 28, 2016, the University of Richmond Law Review will host its annual Symposium:

National Security in the Information Age: Are We Heading Toward Big Brother? 

This symposium will discuss the recent developments in surveillance, classified information, and data security and focus on its implications abroad, at home, and in the courtroom. The event will also feature keynote speaker Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 3.5 MCLE credits are available to attendees of this event.
The symposium will be held at the University of Richmond School of Law in the Moot Court Room from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free and lunch is provided for all attendees. Please find the schedule below. Click here to download the relevant MCLE materials for this event.


Morning Session 


9:00 — Symposium Welcome
Alexander McDaniel, Symposium Editor, University of Richmond Law Review                                                 Wendy C. Perdue, Dean, University of Richmond School of Law


9:15 — Panel Discussion: How Does the Government Collect Data Through Surveillance?
William C. Banks, Distinguished Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law, and Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Jake Laperruque, Privacy Fellow, The Constitution Project
Moderator: Professor Paul D. Crane, Associate Professor, University of Richmond School of Law


10:30 — BREAK


10:45 — Speech: How Does the Government Retain and Destroy Data?
Douglas Cox, Associate Professor, CUNY School of Law


11:45 — Lunch
Lunch will be served in the University of Richmond School of Law Atrium & Moody Plaza
(ushers available to escort guests to lunch)


Afternoon Session 


1:00 — Panel: How Does Data Impact the Courtroom? 
Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Addicott (U.S. Army, ret.), Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Paul Gill, Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia
Moderator: Douglas A. Ramseur, Capital Defender, Office of the Capital Defender, Central Virginia

2:15 — BREAK


2:30 — Keynote Address*
Thomas J. Ridge, former Pennsylvania Governor and the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security


3:30 — Cocktail Reception
The cocktail reception will be held in the University of Richmond School of Law Atrium.

*Keynote does not qualify for MCLE credit.