College of Law

Virtual Law Review Symposium

"Emerging National Security Issues in 2020 and Beyond"

On Feb. 19, 2021, The University of Toledo Law Review hosted a virtual symposium about emerging national security. A pandemic, an election, mass protests, Middle East conflicts, cyber warfare, and more: national security is dire to our country now more than ever. Experts in the field discussed the origins of national security law, how it has transformed following traumatic events such as 9/11, how it has developed in the world of cybersecurity, and what threats we've seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The symposium was approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.0 hours of CLE credit as a live interactive webinar.


  • 9 a.m. – Welcome/Opening
  • 9:30 a.m. – Originalism and National Security Power
    • Harold J. Krent, professor of law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law (Berkeley, Calif.)
    • Julian Davis Mortenson, James G. Phillipp Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Post-9/11 National Security
    • Alka Pradhan, lecturer in law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    • Stephen Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts, University of Texas School of Law (Austin, Texas)
    • William Banks, professor of law emeritus, Syracuse University College of Law (Syracuse, N.Y.)
  • Noon – Lunch Break
  • 1 p.m. – Cybersecurity in the Modern Age
    • Col. Gary Corn, adjunct  professor and director of Tech, Law & Security Program, American University Washington College of Law (Washington, D.C.)
    • Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, professor of law and executive director of Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law (Durham, N.C.)
    • Robert Litt, of counsel at Morrison & Foerster (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2:15 p.m. – COVID-19 Threats to National Security
    • Mary McCord, legal director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (Washington, D.C.)
    • Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

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About the Symposium

The annual Law Review Symposium educates the public on pressing legal issues that impact our government's functions and possibly our daily lives.

Hayley Mise, Law Review Symposium Editor

Last Updated: 8/4/21