Tom Durkin-Q&A Session


Location: 214 O'Shaughnessy

We will be hosting a q&a session with Tom Durkin, a distinguished graduate of PLS, and a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in the defense of complex federal criminal matters, with a special emphasis on the defense of prosecutions involving national security and domestic terrorism related matters. 
Mr. Durkin was selected by the American Civil Liberties Union as one of five lawyers nationwide to participate in its John Adams Project, which provided civilian defense counsel in the case of U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al., the initial 9/11 conspiracy prosecution in the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His firm also provided pro bono representation on behalf of three Guantanamo detainees, two of whom have been repatriated, and one was recently cleared for release by the Periodic Review Board. For the past several years Mr. Durkin and his firm have defended a number of individuals charged in high profile and controversial domestic terrorism related cases in federal courts throughout the country, as well as the celebrated NATO 3 terrorism prosecution in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Mr. Durkin is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he lectures on National Security Law and serves as Co-Founder and Co-Director of its National Security and Civil Rights Program. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School.
Please come and ask Mr. Durkin any questions you might have about his career and the law.