Law School Organizes Groundbreaking Counter-Terrorism Simulation
September 28, 2009
- Elizabeth Allington
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In the event of an terrorist attack on American soil, what rights and responsibilities do public officials have to protect citizens? How far can officials go in limiting freedoms? What are the short and long term legal consequences of actions taken in the chaotic moments after an attack?
These are some of the questions and problems state, local and national government elected officials and civil servants could one day face.
On Oct. 23, 2009, students from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs will face these same questions during a groundbreaking counter-terrorism simulation at the law school. Students will work side-by-side with local and state government officials to respond to simulated counter-terrorism events taking place locally and throughout the world.
The entire event will be broadcast live over the internet so college or high school students in their class rooms, first responders in emergency networks, or private citizens at home can watch and learn from the decision making processes sparked by the simulation.
For additional information, go to: http://indylaw.indiana.edu/news/current.cfm?nid=390.