Lecture on the Law and Economics of Terrorism, March 29

Should terrorist organizations be subject to group liability for the actions of their members? Should countries and groups that provide financial support or could have prevented a terrorist attack be liable? Should the punishment for an act committed by a terrorist be more severe then for the same act committed by a criminal? Should the U.S. government be able to buy American's right to privacy? In a timely discussion of these types of questions and many more...

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Policy and The GMU National Security Law Society Present a Joint Lecture entitled:"A Law and Economics Perspective of Terrorism"

The starting point for this discussion will be Professors Parisi, Garoupa, and Klick's paper "A Law and Economics Perspective on Terrorism." Available at SSRN:

Speakers include:

  • M.E. (Spike) Bowman, Director, Intelligence Issues Group, F.B.I.
  • Brian Morrison, Counsel and Professional Staff, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Guy Dubois, Vice President for Operational Technologies and Solutions in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division of Raytheon Corporation.

Moderated by: Linda Lourie*, Associate Deputy Counsel, Department of Defense, Office of the General Counsel, International Affairs.
Paper Presentation by: Jeremy Kidd, Robert A. Levy Fellow and Student at George Mason University School of Law.

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 pm


Atrium of Hazel Hall, George Mason Law School
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Cost: Free admission, light refreshments will be provided.

Registration: Registration is required to attend this event. Please register at the following address:

VA CLE credits: VA CLE credits are pending and would be available for nominal administrative fee, please indicate your interest on the RSVP if you would like more information.
We hope you can join us for this very special event!