Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Anheuser-Busch Hall

SEPTEMBER 2, 2003

gerard early

Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis;
Director, International Writers Center, Washington University in St. Louis;
Recipient, Whiting Foundation Writer’s Award;
Author or Editor, This is Where I Came in: Essays on Black America in the 1960s; The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture; and Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and Ambivalence of Assimilation

Topic: 
Multiculturalism, Reparations, and the Politics of Memory

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

LEE C. BOLLINGER

President and Professor of Law, Columbia University;
Former President and Law School Dean, University of Michigan;
Author or co-editor of Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era; Images of a Free Press; The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America; and Contract Law in Modern Society;
Respondent in the affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, Supreme Court of the United States

Topic: 
The Foundations of the Principle of Academic Freedom

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JANUARY 21, 2004

THEODORE M. SHAW

Black Law Students Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker;
Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.;
Former Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice;
Former Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan;
Co-author, briefs for defendant-intervenors in the affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, Supreme Court of the United States

Topic: 
From Brown to Grutter: The Legal Struggle for Racial Equality

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JANUARY 28, 2004

SUSAN M. WILLIAMS

Webster Society Annual Speaker
Shareholder, Williams & Works PA, New Mexico;
Enrolled Member, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation;
Board member, American Bar Association Water Resources Committee and American Indian Resources Institute;
Argued the Big Horn water rights case, Wyoming v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States

Topic: 
Issues of Justice Relating to American Indian Tribal Government

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FEBRUARY 18, 2004

HON. HARRY T. EDWARDS

2003-04 Tyrrell Williams Speaker;
Chief Judge Emeritus and Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit;
Former Professor of Law, University of Michigan and Harvard University;
Member, School of Law National Council, Washington University in St. Louis
Co-author or Co-editor, Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector; The Lawyer as a Negotiator; Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration; and Higher Education and the Law

Topic: 
A Conversation with Judge Edwards

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FEBRUARY 26, 2004

MARTHA L. MINOW

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Law, Harvard University;
Consultant, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees;
Former Member, Independent International Commission on Kosovo;
Author or Co-editor, Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion, and American Law; Imagine Co-existence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict; and Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair

Topic: 
After Brown: Surprising Legacies of the Civil Rights Landmark

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MARCH 4, 2004

HERMA HILL KAY

Women’s Law Caucus International Women’s Day Speaker;
Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law and Law School Dean Emerita, University of California at Berkeley;
Past President, Association of American Law Schools;
Co-reporter, Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act
Co-author or Co-editor, Conflict of Laws; Cases and Materials on Sex-Based Discrimination; and Divorce Reform at the Crossroads

Topic: 
Celebrating Early Women Law Professors

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MARCH 19, 2004

JAMES W. ELLIS

Keynote Speaker, Washington University School of Law, Clinical Education and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference, “Justice, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Practice”;
Professor of Law, University of New Mexico
Recipient, 2002 Lawyer of the Year, National Law Journal, and American Bar Association Hearne Award for Disability Advocacy;
Argued capital punishment case, Atkins v. Virginia, Supreme Court of the United States;
Co-author, The Least Restrictive Alternative: Principles and Practices and Consent Handbook

Topic: 
Mental Disability & the Death Penalty: The Implications of Atkins

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APRIL 2, 2004

ELIZABETH WARREN

Donald P. Gallop Keynote Speaker, Washington University School of Law, F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium;
Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard University;
Second Vice President, American Law Institute;
Former Adviser, National Bankruptcy Review Commission;
Co-author or Co-editor, As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy in America; The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt; The Law of Debtors and Creditors; and Commercial Law: A Systems Approach

Topic: 
The Over-Consumption Myth and Other Tales of Economics, Law and Morality

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