Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers 2012-2013

Kris Henning - PIPLSS Speakers Series - 2012

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, immigration, government public service, and pro bono private practice. Initiated by the Clinical Education Program in 1998 as part of the 25th anniversary of the program, this popular series is now in its fifteenth year. The 2012-13 series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. Each program is free of charge and open to the public. Each talk will be in Anheuser-Busch Hall, with the exception of the talk on November 1, 2012, which will be held in Graham Chapel. Each talk provides MCLE 1.0, with the exception of the talk on November 1, 2012. For more information, contact Karen Tokarz at 314.935.6414 or

Parking Information: Visitors are encouraged to use the Danforth University Center underground parking garage located on campus. 

2012-2013 Speakers

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Monday, September 17, 2012  
Stanford University Law School
Topic: Immigrants, Citizens, and American Law 
Co-Sponsors: Supported by the Office of the Provost - Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, Assembly Series, Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Immigration Law Society, and the American Constitution Society 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012  
Goodwin Liu   Speaker: HON. GOODWIN LIU 
Supreme Court of California
Topic: Federal Law in State Court: Handling Conflicts over Arbitration, Immigration, and Constitutional Rights 
Co-Sponsors: American Constitution Society, South Asian Law Student, and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
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Thursday, October 4, 2012  
Chai Feldblum   Speaker: CHAI FELDBLUM
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Georgetown University Law Center
Topic: How Law, Policies in Practice, and Social Norms Create Social Change: Disability and LGBT Rights 
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital, Labor & Employment Law Society, OUTLAW, and the Women's Law Caucus
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012  
Marilyn Berger   Speaker: MARILYN BERGER
Seattle University
Topic: "Out of the Ashes": Exploring the Legal and Emotional Ramifications of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund  
Film and Discussion
Co-Sponsors: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program
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Thursday, November 1, 2012  
Bill MckIbben   Speaker: BILL McKIBBEN and Middlebury College
Topic: 350: The Most Important Number in the World 
Co-Sponsors: University Office of Sustainability, Assembly Series, and the Energy and Environmental Law Society
Event Video: [view]
Monday, November 12, 2012  
Hans Corell   Speaker: HANS CORELL 
United Nations
Topic: Reflections on International Criminal Justice: Past, Present, and Future 
Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and the International Law Society
Thursday, February 7, 2013 
Arlie Hochschild   Speaker: ARLIE HOCHSCHILD 
University of California, Berkeley, Sociology Department
Topic: The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times   
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital, and Law & Social Work Society
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Monday, February 25, 2013 
  Speaker: KAREN BROWN 
George Washington University Law School
Topic: Tax and Development: Using Tax Law for Social Good - The Caribbean Example 
Co-Sponsors:  Tax Law Society and Real Estate & Economic Development Law Association
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Thursday, March 28, 2013  
Chris Wolf   Speaker: CHRIS WOLF 
Future of Privacy Forum and Hogan Lovells, LLP
Topic: Privacy: Does U.S. Law Provide Adequate Protection? 

Co-Sponsors: Intellectual Property Law Society
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013  
Lawrence Lessig   Speaker: LAWRENCE LESSIG
CANCELLED, will be rescheduled.

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