A media firestorm over the last few months has revealed just
how extensively the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted surveillance
of our communications and those of foreign citizens. Whether or not you
view Edward Snowden as justified in leaking the NSA's programs to the press,
the question persists: has the NSA been respecting our constitutional rights?
Please join USF Professors Susan Freiwald (Law School), Robert Elias (Arts and Sciences) David Greene (Senior Staff Attorney at
the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Law School Adjunct Professor) as they
discuss whether the NSA’s surveillance program is legal under the 4th
Amendment and the 1st Amendment. They will also address the
surveillance of Americans abroad, including who can raise constitutional
As the City’s first university, USF has 157-year commitment
to education and takes seriously its responsibility to be a convener of
discussions that matter to the City and its community members.
Lunch will be served. This event is
open and free to the public. In observation of
Constitution Day, pocket sized copies of the constitution will be available to
Hosted by the University of San Francisco School of Law with
support provided by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leo T. McCarthy
Center for Public Service and the Common Good.
Questions? Contact the School of Law, Deans’