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Habeas Corpus in Wartime

Thursday, March 22, 2018,
  • Location: Flynn Auditorium

"Habeas Corpus in Wartime," a conversation between Professor Amanda Tyler and Judge Amul Thapar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Please join the Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program as we welcome back Judge Amul Thapar to the law school on March 22, 2018 at noon in Flynn Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program, the Criminal Law Association and the International Law Society.

Judge Amul Thapar was the first South Asian Article III judge. Prior to his confirmation on the Sixth Circuit, Judge Thapar was a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He also served as the U.S.Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. While a U.S. Attorney, Judge Thapar was appointed to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (“AGAC”) and chaired the AGAC’s Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeiture subcommittee. He also served on the Terrorism and National Security subcommittee, the Violent Crime subcommittee, and Child Exploitation working group. Before his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Judge Thapar worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Ohio and in the District of Columbia.

Professor Tyler’s research and teaching interests include the Supreme Court, federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and statutory interpretation. Her book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay was published with Oxford University Press. Professor Tyler is also a co-editor of Hart and Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and the Federal System (Foundation Press) (with Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Jack L. Goldsmith, John F. Manning, and David L. Shapiro). Recent publications include: A “Second Magna Carta”: The English Habeas Corpus Act and the Statutory Origins of the Habeas Privilege, 91 Notre Dame Law Review 1946 (2016); Habeas Corpus and the American Revolution, 103 California Law Review 635 (2015); and The Forgotten Core Meaning of the Suspension Clause, 125 Harvard Law Review 901 (2012). In 2017, Professor Tyler is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Law Department of the London School of Economics and the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.