Three interviews with lawyers who have litigated detention cases

In the spring 2013 semester, students from the “Detention in the War Against Terrorism” class interviewed three lawyers who have worked actively on detention issues. We thank all three for agreeing to talk with us, and we hope readers of this site will find the interviews as illuminating as we did. They are:

Tina Foster, founder of the International Justice Network, who spoke with Michael Villacres; the video recording of this interview is available at

Clive Stafford Smith, founder of Reprieve, who spoke with Astrid Avedissian; the video recording of their discussion is available at  

Stephen Vladeck, professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law, who spoke with Heather Hicks; this video is available at


We hope you will find these conversations as illuminating as we ourselves did.