National Security, Individual Liberty, and You

Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter


  • Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
  • Stewart A. Baker, Steptoe & Johnson and former first Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
  • Hon. Steven M. Biskupic, Biskupic & Jacobs; Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School; and former U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Edward A. Flynn, Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department
  • Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton; former Attorney General of the United States; and former U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York
  • Janan Najeeb, President, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
  • Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Pamela Pepper, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Jim Sensenbrenner, U.S. Representative, 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin

Marquette University Law School, the Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society invite you to join us for a conference.

What happened on September 11, 2001, changed America. The coordinated terror attacks on the homeland led the U.S. government to enact new laws and take additional steps to protect national security. But has the government gone too far? Join us at Eckstein Hall on Thursday, June 2, for a conference presented by Marquette University Law School, as we address key questions presented by a post-9/11 world. To what extent have national security interests appropriately required government surveillance or restrictions on individual liberty beyond the historical norm? How are national security tools being used locally? How has the law changed to address concerns about the bulk collection of metadata from Americans' phone calls? The conference will also consider issues implicated by the recent legal battle over the FBI's attempt to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by a San Bernardino terrorist.


Questions? Contact Christine Wilczynski‐Vogel, Marquette Law School Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities ( or 414.288.3167)

Register HERE