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Roth To Give Constitution Day, Citizen Day Lecture

September 06, 2007

Dr. Brad RothDETROIT (Sept. 6, 2007) – Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Citizenship and the Center for Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School’s Partrich Auditorium will play host to a Constitution and Citizen Day lecture by Dr. Brad Roth, WSU Associate Professor of law and political science, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007.

Roth, an alumnus of Swarthmore College (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.), Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.);  will present "Detaining them Beyond our Boundaries: ‘Enemy Combatants’ and the Quest for a Law-Free Zone."

Roth holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Legal Studies. He specializes in political and legal theory, American and comparative public law, and international law. His courses include International Law, Human Rights, The Rule of Law, Introduction to Legal Studies and Political Theory of Public Law.

Before entering academia, Roth practiced law and served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. His research has focused on questions of constitutionalism, democracy and sovereignty. He is the author of Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press 1999), and contributing co-editor (with Gregory H. Fox) of Democratic Governance and International Law (Cambridge University Press 2000). He also has articles in Ethics and Inernational Affairs, Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, and the Harvard International Law Journal.

For more information, please contact Marc W. Kruman, Special Director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship, at M.Kruman@wayne.edu or at (313) 577-2593.

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