TITLE: No Greater Challenge: Assessing Legal Responses to Terrorism
SPEAKER: James Renwick
EVENT DATE: 2008/01/14
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The Law Library of Congress presented a lecture by James Renwick. Renwick is an Australian barrister and visiting Fulbright Scholar. His lecture, "No Greater Challenge: Assessing Legal Responses to Terrorism," focused on the United Kingdom's and Australia's legislative response to terrorism since 9/11 and the supporting policy issues and how it compares to the response of the United States.
Speaker Biography: James Renwick is an Australian barrister and visiting Fulbright Scholar with the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. He was educated at the University of Sydney where he received the first doctor of juridical studies degree conferred by an Australian university, in 1993, with a thesis in constitutional law. In 2003, at the University of Sydney, he devised and was a principal lecturer in the first national security law course taught in Australia. In late 2004, he represented Australia at the trial of David Hicks at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He holds a commission in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, where he has experience in appearing at criminal trials and boards of inquiry, and providing legal advice.