I participated in the Law School’s orientation program today by moderating a discussion on the law relating to Guantanamo with the incoming students in section ‘H’. I don’t teach in the first year — haven’t in far too long — but the idea was that students having a teacher who won’t be grading them this year would make students more willing to talk.
I don’t know if that was the reason, but it was certainly a lively session, and gave me a great feeling for the strength of the incoming class. I saw my role in this session primarily as devil’s advocate, so I didn’t make any effort to give my opinions, although one or two may have bled through. I told the class that if they wanted to know what I think, they’d find it here. So, students wanting to know what I think about the issues will find a hint in my 105 postings on Guantanamo and in the 67 posts on Torture. Since the posts are in reverse chronological order, you should start at the bottom, where you’ll find Guantanamo: Our Collective Shame. Posted October 10, 2003 and still true.