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Judge James E. Baker to Give Talk on Intelligence, Law and Ethics at W&L

James E. Baker, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University at 4 p.m. on March 31. The talk will take place in Classroom A at W&L’s School of Law.

The title of Baker’s talk is “Know What You Stand For: Current Issues in Intelligence, Law and Ethics.” It is free and open to the public.

Baker was appointed to his current position in September 2000. He previously served as special assistant to the president and legal adviser to the National Security Council from 1997 to 2000. Baker is the author of “In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times.”

Baker earned his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University and is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Politics, the Transnational Law Institute at Washington and Lee’s School of Law and the Federalist Society.