For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

September 25, 2008

Constitutional Rights Attorney to Address Law School

Vincent Warren, director of Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and former senior American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney, will speak at the UW School of Law Monday, September 29, 2008 from 3:00-5:00 pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133.

Warren became executive director of CCR in 2006. Before that, he spent seven years as national senior staff attorney with the ACLU, where he led national constitutional and impact litigation to advance civil rights and civil liberties. The Center for Constitutional Rights has led the legal battle over the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the last six years. Warren provides unparalleled insight and expertise into the case Boumediene vs. Bush and what it was like to be at the epicenter of an unprecedented victory for human rights.

Warren's lecture is sponsored by the law school's William H. Gates Public Service Law Program.