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Lawyers and Torture


April 7, 2011 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B
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About the Event: This panel will address the role of the legal profession as it relates to torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The forum will discuss methods of holding the Government accountable for its national security programs, through constitutional litigation and through the internal checks of its lawyers' ethics. The forum will also consider how recent studies in psychology underline the crucial importance of these issues.


Welcoming Statement: Deborah Rhode, McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Introduction: Torture and its trans-generational effects: Bill Roller, moderator, Chair, Committee for Ethics and Professional Standards, International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes

Linda Lye, Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California U.S. Constitutional Law and accountability for torture

Philip Zimbardo, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Principal Investigator, The Stanford Prison Experiment
What Psychological Research Teaches Us About Torture

Robert H. Cole, Professor of Law Emeritus, Berkeley Law Ethical Considerations and the Government Lawyer

This event is sponsored by the Center on the Legal Center of Stanford Law School and the Berkeley Group Education Foundation.