Terrorism Expert To Deliver Miller Lecture Oct. 4

Sept. 29, 2004

by Julie Campbell Carlson

A noted expert on anti-terrorism law will deliver the annual Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. John Yoo, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss "The New Terrorism" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Yoo, who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and received his law degree from Yale University, has taught at Cal Berkeley since 1993. From 2001-03, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues including the Patriot Act as well as issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96, where he advised on constitutional issues and judicial nominations.

A visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School in 2003 and a visiting professor at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1998, he has received fellowships from the Olin Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has been honored with the Bator Award for excellence in legal scholarship and teaching from the Federalist Society.

Yoo has published articles on foreign affairs, national security and constitutional law in a number of the nation's leading law journals. He is the author of War, Peace, and the Constitution, which will be published in 2005 by the University of Chicago Press. He also is a frequent commentator on PBS's News Hour.

Dr. Robert T. Miller, a renowned expert on constitutional law, taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-95, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-90. At the time of his death in 1996, Miller held the title of R.W. Morrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

For more information, call 710-3161.

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