Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

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2004-2005 Speakers

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, clinical legal education, 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 twelfth year.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2004

KENNETH R. FEINBERG

Founder and Managing Partner, The Feinberg Group, L.L.P., Washington, D.C. and New York, NY
Topic: Negotiating the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund: Mass Tort Resolution Without Litigation
Co-Sponsors: Washington University School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2004

VIET D. DINH

Professor of Law and Director, Asian Law and Policy Studies, Georgetown University
Topic: Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series and the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2004

DAVID D. COLE

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Topic: John Ashcroft’s Paradigm of Prevention and the Future of Civil Liberties
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series and the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2004

WILLIAM KRISTOL

Gautam YadamaEditor and Publisher, The Weekly Standard
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series and the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2004

DAVID J. LUBAN

Georgetown University
Topic: Abu Ghraib and the Unpleasant Question of Torture
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Washington University in St. Louis

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2004

HAROLD HANGJU KOH

Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale University
Topic: The Supreme Court Meets International Law
Co-Sponsors: Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004

GERALD TORRES

H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law, University of Texas
Topic: Knowledge, Power, and Democracy: Insights from the Civil Rights and Environmental Movements
Co-Sponsors: Association of Latin American Students, the Assembly Series, and the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2005

SUSAN R. JONES

Professor of Clinical Law and Supervising Attorney, Small Business Clinic, The George Washington University
Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: An Economic Justice Imperative
Co-Sponsors: Black Law Students Association
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005

NAN D. HUNTER

Professor of Law and Co-director, Center for Health Law & Policy, Brooklyn Law School
Topic: Marriage or Multiple Options? The Changing Law of Personal Relationships
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2005

THEODOR OLSON

Former U.S. Solicitor General
Topic: A Conversation with Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson
Co-Sponsors: Tyrrell Williams Lecturer
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005

FRANCES M. VISCO

President, The National Breast Cancer Coalition
Topic: Law, Politics, and Social Justice: Breast Cancer Advocacy and Public Policy
Co-Sponsors: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2005

MARJORIE M. SHULTZ

University of California-Berkeley
Topic: New Wine and Old Wineskins: The Continuing Challenges Posed by Reproductive Technology
Co-Sponsors: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2005

RANDALL L. KENNEDY

Harvard University
Topic: African Americans and the Problem of Patriotism
Co-Sponsors: Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005

WILLIAM P. QUIGLEY

Loyola University, New Orleans
Topic: Ending Poverty as We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage
Co-Sponsors: Keynote Speaker, Washington University School of Law, Clinical Education Program and
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

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