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Author and Professor of Law Christopher Slobogin to Give Lecture at Wayne Law

February 20, 2009

DETROIT (Feb. 20, 2009) – Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce a lecture by Vanderbilt University Professor of Law Christopher Slobogin at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. The lecture will be held in Room 1525 of the Law School and is titled “Surveillance and the Constitution.”

“We are honored to welcome Christopher Slobogin to the Law School,” said Wayne Law Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law Steven Winter. “He is well known in the legal community and beyond for his expertise and will, no doubt, provide a great deal of insight to Wayne Law students, faculty, alumni and the community.”

Slobogin is an expert in criminal procedure, mental health law and evidence law. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 articles, books and chapters. His most recent book, “Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment,” was released by the University of Chicago Press in 2007. 

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Slobogin served as a reporter for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Task Force on Law Enforcement and Technology and its Task Force on the Insanity Defense, and served as chair of the Florida Assessment Team for the ABA's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. He has also assisted in drafting standards dealing with mental disability and the death penalty that have since been adopted by the ABA, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $3.50 in parking structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Law School Dean’s Office at (313) 577-3933.

About Wayne Law
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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