Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Gloria Steinem - 2010

2009-2010 Speakers

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brought 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. The 2009-10 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 interest law and policy.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

MATTHEW COLES

ACLU PROFILE
Topic: The State of the LGBT Movement
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series, University Office of Student Activities, Pride Alliance, OUTLAW, and ACLU- Eastern Missouri Student Chapter
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009

KEVIN JOHNSON

University of California, Davis PROFILE
Topic: Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
Co-Sponsors: Immigration Law Society and Latin American Law Students Association
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009

JEFF GIDDINGS

 width=Griffith University, Australia PROFILE
Topic: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Australia: From Indigenous Culture to Modern-Day Co-Option by the Courts
Co-Sponsors: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, and International Law Students Association
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010

JOHN PAYTON

Gautam YadamaNAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. PROFILE
Topic: Our Unfinished Agenda: Identifying and Addressing Critical Barriers to Racial Justice and Equality
Co-Sponsors: Black Law Students Association

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010

DEVON CARBADO

UCLA
Topic: The Challenges for Anti-discrimination Law After Obama
Co-Sponsors: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Law & Culture Initiative, American Constitution Society, and African & African American Studies Program
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010

WILMA LIEBMAN

NLRB
Topic: The Revival of American Labor Law
Co-Sponsors: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Dispute Resolution Program, and Women’s Law Caucus
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MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

ADJOA AIYETORO

UALR
Topic: The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times
Co-Sponsors: The Africa Public Interest Law & Conflict Resolution Initiative and the African & African American Studies Program
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

REGINA AUSTIN

University of Pennsylvania PROFILE
Topic: Caught in the System: The Portrayal of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Juvenile and Adult Females in Non-fiction Film
Co-Sponsors: Law & Culture Initiative and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

MARTIN GUGGENHEIM

NYU PROFILE
Topic: The Failed Promise of Gideon: The Need for a New Theory on the Right to Counsel
Co-Sponsors: Clinical Program Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

GLORIA STEINEM

Ms Magazine/Equality Now
Topic: Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists
Co-Sponsors: George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Assembly Series
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