The debate will be held at Chapman and moderated by a Western State Professor. This will be a sharp and very challenging debate. OC Lawyers Division President Karen Lugo has read Prof. Darmer's book and has taken her Civil Liberties clinic, and attests that she is a great opponent for Prof. John Yoo. This will be a very exciting event!
Orange County Federalist Society Law Students
Debate: National Security v. Civil Liberties
Participants: Boalt Hall Law Professor John Yoo, Chapman Law Professor Katherine Baird Darmer and moderator Prof. John Brennan of Western State University
Monday, February 26 at 2:00
Chapman University School of Law
rsvp: Cat Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers.
Professor Darmer served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. She received her A.B. from Princeton University, with high honors, and her J.D. from Columbia University , where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for two years and served as Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. She clerked for the Hon. Kimba M. Wood in the Southern District of New York and the Hon. William H. Timbers on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She is editor of National Security v. Civil Liberties