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From Joseph Smith to Guantanamo Bay

September 17, 2013
Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, the College of Law, University Libraries and the Department of Communication are sponsoring a trip Monday, Oct. 14, to the “Joseph Smith Reenactment Trial and Panel Discussion” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago.

The reenactment trial will be a two-hour presentation of the three habeas corpus hearings involving Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and will be followed by a panel discussion of the use of habeas corpus – from Joseph Smith to Abraham Lincoln to Guantanamo Bay.

Marc Falkoff, associate professor of law at NIU and an expert on habeas corpus, will accompany program participants and offer a Q/A on the ride to and from Chicago.

Falkoff has been a principal lawyer in the habeas representation of 17 prisoners being held by the U.S. military in Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of involvement with terrorism since 2004.

Tickets are $50 per person and student tickets are $40 per person. The fee includes admission to the presentation and coach transportation. Participants will depart at 3:30 p.m. from the Normal Road (west) entrance of the Holmes Student Center and return at approximately 10 p.m.

Registration is available online or by phone at (815) 753-0277.

Participants attending this event might be eligible to receive MCLE documentation from the Chicago Bar Association, five CEU credits from NIU or five CPDU credits from NIU.

The Joseph Smith Reenactment Trial and Panel Discussion is sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, the Illinois History Preservation Agency and the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission.

For more information,call (815) 753-5200 or email [email protected].