Upcoming Events

Civil Rights Law Journal Fall Symposium: The NSA, Metadata, & the Fourth Amendment

On Monday, October 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Civil Rights Law Journal will be hosting its Fall Symposium. The Symposium will cover the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's order requiring the continued disclosure of information pertaining to international phone conversations originating in the United States to NSA.  In light of technological advances, this disclosure leads to the compilation of more than just the content of one's phone conversation, and the question has arisen: can the third party doctrine and Section 215 of the FISA continue to justify this massive collection of metadata without violating the Fourth Amendment? 

Speakers include Amie Stepanovich (Electronic Privacy Information Center), Jim Harper (Cato Institute), and Jamil N. Jaffer (United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations).

The cost to attend is $20 for alumni and $40 for non-alumni. The event is free for students, faculty, and those not seeking CLE credit (1.5 Virginia CLE Credits PENDING).

This event will take place in Founder's Hall Auditorium on the campus of George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, which can be reached via Metro's Orange Line (Virginia Square/GMU station). Reception to follow in the Hazel Hall Levy Atrium.

Please contact Geri Rossano with questions regarding the event.