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Stephen Abraham to Speak on “The Mistakes of Guantanamo and the Decline of America’s Image: The Ghosts of Nuremburg,” Oct. 29

October 17, 2008

DETROIT (Oct. 16, 2008) ­- Wayne State University Law School is pleased to present a lecture by Stephen Abraham, an American lawyer and officer of the United State Army reserves, titled “The Mistakes of Guantanamo and the Decline of America’s Image: The Ghosts of Nuremburg.” The event is sponsored by the Wayne Law International Law Students Association and will take place from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. Lunch will be provided.

Lt. Colonel Abraham is the first officer who served with the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants to publicly criticize the operations of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The Tribunals determine whether the United States should continue to hold detainees at Guantanamo Bay. His affidavit was key to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Boumediene v. Bush (2008), holding that Guantanamo detainees may challenge their detention in federal court through a writ of Habeas Corpus. Lt. Colonel Abraham has served 22 years in Army Intelligence and is known for his meritorious service record.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is available in Structure #1 across from the Law School on Palmer Street (corner of Cass) for $3.50.

For more information on this event or the International Law Students Association, please contact Fadwa Alawieh at alawiedlaw@gmail.com.

Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation’s 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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