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Perspectives: International Law & Security After 9/11 - MCLE by the San Diego Law Library &Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego Law Library

Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

San Diego, United States

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The recent 10th anniversary of September 11th combined with the trial underway of a Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down a Northwest Airlines Flight on Christmas 2009 only increases the importance of international awareness, cooperation, and collaboration.

A panel of government representatives at various levels and experts in international law and security will discuss how our world and laws have evolved and changed since 9/11. 


About the Speakers:

Herman P. Reddick is the interim director of San Diego County's Office of Emergency Services.  Prior to his selection as interim director, he served as Assistant Director for 5 years. He has worked for the County of San Diego for over 20 years.  The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when the disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disasters; and developing plans for response and recovery from disasters. Mr. Reddick serves on the Board of Director’s for the San Diego/Imperial County Regional Communication System. The system provides seamless wireless communications for 191 public safety/service agencies serving over 3,000,000 people in San Diego County and Imperial County.

Mr. Reddick received his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978. He served on active and reserve duty on the West Coast in the Surface Warfare and Special Warfare Communities. Mr. Reddick retired as a Navy Captain in 2005.


Professor William R. Slomanson was an attorney for a Los Angeles insurance defense firm before joining the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty. Prior to law school, Professor Slomanson served in the Navy and received the Navy Achievement Medal. In 1992, he was elected editor of the American Society of International Law’s section on the United Nations Decade of International Law, a position which he still holds, and served as chair of the section from 1995 to 2006. In 1993, he lectured on the teaching of international law to the United Nations Sixth Committee (legal) at the U.N. in New York.  Author of Fundamental Perspectives on International Law (Thomson Wadsworth, 6th ed. 2010)


 Mr. Samuel W. Bettwy is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, specializing in immigration law and civil litigation since 1989.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he has taught Immigration Law, Military Law, and Comparative Law. He has also served as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate reservist since 1987, handling a full array of military law issues.  From 1987 to 1999, he was an Assistant Editor of International Legal Materials, a publication of the American Society of International Law. Additionally, in 2007 and 2008, Mr. Bettwy was the only government attorney selected in the category of Immigration in Super Lawyer’s San Diego Edition. 

 He received his J.D. from California Western School of Law and his LL.M. in International & Comparative Law at Georgetown University Law Center.   Mr. Bettwy will discuss how immigration law and litigation has evolved within the federal courts.  He will also share his perspectives on the changes in military law given his experiences as Judge Advocate.


Moderator John Adkins is the Director of the San Diego Law Library which is celebrating its 120th anniversary.  Prior to joining the Law Library, John was Head of Public Services for the University of San Diego for Legal Research Center for 12 years.  He received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and also received his MLIS from the UC Berkeley School of Library & Information Studies.  Adkins is also a Board Member on the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, and has served two terms as president of the San Diego Area Law Libraries, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.

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Room 225
1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, 92101

Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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