Free public lecture on Electronic Surveillance Law

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ron Sievert, of the Scowcroft Institute, Bush School of Government at Texas A&M will be giving a free public lecture on Thursday 15th June 2017.

The lecture, entitled 'Comparing Electronic Surveillance Law in the US, the UK and on the Continent - Which most restricts Government Action?' will be held in the Richard Price Lecture Theatre, at the College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus. 

Professor Sievert graduated from St. Bonaventure University and the University of Texas School of Law. In 1983 he joined the US Department of Justice. After trying several major cases he was named a DOJ Senior Litigation Counsel, Chief of the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Chief of the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas and DOJ Assistant Director in Charge of the evaluation of all of the nation's US Attorney's offices. In 1990 he was assigned to DOJ's National Security Working Group and as an International and National Security Coordinator for the Department as well as legal advisor to the Central Texas Counter Terrorism Working Group.

Professor Sievert has worked closely with the FBI and US intelligence agencies on both international and national security related cases. In 2000 he took a leave of absence to teach National Security Law and Federal Criminal Law at the University of Texas School of Law and has continued teaching as an adjunct professor at UT Law.

He has received several awards for his work including the Department of Justice Directors Award for Superior Performance on two occasions and awards from several government agencies. He has published two books, Cases and Materials on US Law and National Security (2000, third edition 2012) and Defense, Liberty and the Constitution (2005) as well as nine Law Review Articles on legal issues related to national security.

This is a free public lecture but booking is essential.

Registration: 5.30pm

Lecture: 6.00pm

Book a place here.

Professor Ronald Sievert lecture