Spring 2017 Symposium

NOTE: Our Spring 2017 Symposium has been postponed due to weather conditions. It will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

Spring Symposium:
The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age

New England Law Review’s
Spring 2017 Symposium

FINAL spring 2017 symp poster

Thursday, November 9, 2017

3:00-5:00 PM

Cherry Room, New England Law | Boston

The New England Law Review spring symposium will be held on November 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cherry Room at New England Law | Boston. Professor Laura Donohue will discuss her book The Future of Future Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age. Articles featured in the symposium will include:

  • Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law; Director of The Center on Privacy and Technology
  • William Banks, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Joel Brenner
  • Heidi Kitrosser, University of Minnesota Law School



Author Bios

Laura Donohue, Professor of Law

Laura Donohue - Photo

Laura K. Donohue is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law, and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. She writes on constitutional law, legal history, emerging technologies, and national security law. Her most recent book, The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2016), was awarded the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. She also has written The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2008); and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (Irish Academic Press, 2007). Professor Donohue’s articles have been published by California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and other scholarly journals. In November 2015, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court appointed her as one of five amici curiae under the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. Professor Donohue is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center; and a Member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security. She is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown Law’s Center for the Constitution.

Lawrence M. Friedman, Professor of Law


Professor Friedman teaches Constitutional Law, Information Privacy Law, National Security Law, and State Constitutional Law. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2004, he was a visiting assistant professor of law at Boston College Law School and a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. Before teaching, he was an associate with Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, focusing on environmental, land use, Internet, and government enforcement litigation. He recently served on the Boston Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of the Profession and is a former member of the Boston Bar Council. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, a nonprofit organization that provides a diverse range of services aimed at helping children and adolescents to become contributing members of society, and he is the immediate past president of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, which has several ongoing projects related to educating homeless children, keeping kids in school, and reducing the incidence of juvenile delinquency. He served as a law clerk with the New Hampshire Superior Court and then as law clerk to the Honorable John T. Broderick, Jr., of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He has published numerous articles on constitutional law, the Massachusetts constitution, privacy law, and national security law.