The Boyd School of Law will be hosting a talk titled "Myths and Missions: The ACLU's Agenda for the Obama Second Term and Beyond," by Law ACLU President Susan Herman. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
In addition to her ACLU service, Herman serves as the Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties. A highly regarded authority in constitutional and criminal procedure topics, Herman is a prolific author in these areas. Her extensive writings have been published in scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and online publications. Herman's most recent book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (Oxford 2011) was awarded the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is also author of The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution (Praeger Publishers 2006) and co-author of Terrorism, Government, and Law: National Authority and Local Autonomy in the War on Terror (Praeger Publishers 2008).