Sheri Engelken, assistant professor for the Gonzaga University School of Law, spoke on the topic, “Civil Liberties and the War on Terror,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to mark Constitution Day.
The lecture, which was free and open to the public, took place in the Barbieri Courtroom of the GU Law School. The lecture was well attended by law students,undergraduates, and members of the public.
Professor Engelken discussed the privacy interests and liberties the U.S. Constitution grants citizens, and arguments for and against the government’s power to limit those rights in its war on terror.
Professor Engelken, who is in her fourth year on the law faculty at GU, earned her law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law. Before becoming a professor, she practiced law as a partner at Kirkland and Ellis. Her recent article on the First Amendment jurisprudence of the late Chief Justice Rehnquist was published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.