Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Michael Pinard - 2009

2008-2009 Speakers

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brought to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as international human 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 eleventh year. The 2008-09 series featured an outstanding line-up of speakers, with a superb mix of clinical law faculty, public interest lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public law and policy.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

TERRY SMITH

Fordham University PROFILE
Topic: Politics and Post-Racialism: Reflections on the Meaning of a Black President
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

BETTY OYELLA BIGOMBE

Woodrow Wilson International Center PROFILE
Topic: The Challenges of Mediation: Peace Negotiations with the Lord’s Resistance Army and Other Conflicts in Uganda
Co-Sponsors: Harris World Law Institute and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008

MARY GADE

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Topic: The Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Use at the EPA: Thoughts for a New Administration

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008

PHILIPPE SANDS

Gautam YadamaUniversity College London PROFILE
Topic: Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values
Co-Sponsors: Harris World Law Institute
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

EVAN WOLFSON

Freedom to Marry PROFILE
Topic: Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry
Co-Sponsors: OUTLAW and Allies, the SBA Diversity Committee, and the Family Law Society
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009

MICHAEL PINARD

University of Maryland PROFILE
Topic: The Civil Rights Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry: the Impact on Individuals, Families, and Communities
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009

JULIA PRESTON

New York Times
Topic: Immigration: Enough Enforcement? The Crackdown and the Policy Options for the New Administration
Co-Sponsors: Center Interdisciplinary Studies
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009

GOODWIN LIU

University of California – Berkeley PROFILE
Topic: The Future of Civil Rights: Reflections and Renewal
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009

PAM SAMUELSON

University of California – Berkeley PROFILE
Topic: The Public Interest in Intellectual Property Law
Co-Sponsors: Center for Law, Innovation & Economic Growth
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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

JANE SPINAK

Columbia University
Topic: Reforming Family Court: Getting It Right between Rhetoric and Reality
Co-Sponsors: Clinical Education Program, in conjunction with Access to Equal Justice Colloquium
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