Former Defense Department Insider To Lecture On Legal Ethics and Torture

Apr 4, 2016

A former Pentagon lawyer who won acclaim fighting the U.S. use of torture will be the guest speaker Wednesday at Florida State University’s distinguished international law lecture series.

Alberto Mora, a former Defense Department lawyer featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, 'Taxi to the Dark Side,' will recount his struggles Wednesday at the FSU law school.

Harvard Law professor Alberto Mora was a Defense Department insider when he fought the George W. Bush Administration’s use of harsh interrogation techniques.

Mora’s efforts were featured in the 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary, “Taxi to the Dark Side.”

Mora’s lecture is entitled, “Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo: The Enduring Consequences of Disregarding Legal Ethics.” It begins at 3 p.m. at the law school’s D’Alemberte Rotunda.