“The Snowden Effect: The Impact of Spilling National Secrets.”



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Knoxville, Tennessee


Lincoln Memorial University Law Review

The Lincoln Memorial University Law Review will host its Symposium on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the LMU-Duncan School of Law in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

The goal for the Symposium is to facilitate discussion among scholars and practitioners regarding the implications of the national security disclosures by former government contractor Edward Snowden. Topics will include, but not necessarily be limited to: the protection of government sources and methods; Fourth Amendment and privacy issues; the effect of the Snowden disclosures and other such security leaks on U.S. foreign policy, particularly or relationships with our allies; surveillance state concerns; and the classification of government material.

The Lincoln Memorial University Law Review will publish a dedicated symposium issue related to the Symposium’s theme. We welcome submissions for this specially-themed issue, which will be comprised of several articles, notes, and essays bringing together leading experts on the theory, application, and scholarly analysis of these contemporary national security issues.

To be considered for publication in the symposium issue, please contact Jacob Baggett, Editor-in-Chief, at jacob.baggett@lmunet.edu.

For more information regarding the issue or the Symposium, contact either Assistant Professor Matthew Lyon, Faculty Advisor to the Law Review, at matthew.lyon@lmunet.edu, or Associate Professor Melanie Reid at melanie.reid@lmunet.edu.

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