PUBLISHED:June 23, 2008

Professor Christopher Schroeder to testify in Congress on issues relating to Guantanamo interrogations

June 23, 2008 – Professor Christopher Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies at Duke University, will testify on the role of Office of Legal Counsel lawyers in the interrogation practices at Guantanamo Bay before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, on Thursday, June 26, 2008.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in room 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into legal advice provided by the Department of Justice, the hearing is titled “From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part III.”

Schroeder, who directs Duke Law School’s Program in Public Law, served as acting assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration. There he was responsible for legal advice to the attorney general, the Executive Office of the President, and other executive branch agencies on a broad range of legal issues, including separation of powers, other constitutional issues and matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law. He has also served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Schroeder is of counsel to the firm of O’Melveny and Myers, where he works primarily on appellate matters.

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Note to editors: Professor Schroeder will be available for interviews following his testimony on Thursday. To schedule an interview, contact Frances Presma at (919) 613-7248.