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Law Institute To Focus on Guantanamo Bay Detainees and Include Movie Screening

Publication Date: 3/16/2011

Rhodes will present the 24th annual Institute on the Profession of Law on March 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom. The topic is “The Response: Legal and Ethical Considerations of U.S. Treatment of Guantanamo Bay Detainees.” A cocktail reception, sponsored by Commercial Bank and Trust Company, will follow.

The program includes the award-winning movie “The Response” with a post-screening panel discussion and audience Q&A deliberating the issues raised in the film. Based on transcripts of Guantanamo Bay military tribunals, the 30-minute courtroom drama illustrate the legal and ethical challenges of enemy detention. The film has screened at the Pentagon, West Point, Harvard University, Columbia University, and before members of Congress on Capitol Hill. 

The panel will feature the film’s writer and producer, Sig Libowitz, who has served as a legal observer of the military commissions; Peter Riegert, film cast member, whose film and television credits include “Animal House,” “The Sopranos,” and “Law and Order;” Admiral Donald Page Guter (ret.), former Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Navy and current President and Dean of South Texas College of Law; Terry Harris, former U.S. Attorney for Western District of Tennessee and current V.P. for Customer Security Services and Corporate Security for FedEx Express; and Barbara Kritchevsky, the Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law at The University of Memphis. 

This year’s Institute on the Profession of Law is sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC; Commercial Bank & Trust Company; and Jackson Lewis LLP.

The program has been approved for two hours of dual credit in Tennessee and Arkansas. Tuition for one person is $100. Registration begins at 3 p.m., and participants may pay the day of the event. They also can register in advance by calling the Rhodes Meeman Center at (901) 843-3965.

For more information, contact Tracy Patterson at (901) 843-3856.

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