Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Paulette Brown - 2015

2014-2015 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, international human rights, 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 seventeenth year. The 2014-15 series featured an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

KENJI YOSHINO

New York University Law School PROFILE
Topic: Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights
Co-Sponsors: First Year Reading Program, Assembly Series, OUTLaw, OUT Grads, and American Constitution Society
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CONSTITUTION DAY – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

SHERRILYN IFILL

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. PROFILE
Topic: From Brown to Ferguson: the Unfinished Business of Civil Rights
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series; Education; History; African & African American Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Urban Studies; American Culture Studies; Office of the Provost (VP for Diversity); MO History Museum; and the School of Law Clinical Education Program, Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Caucus, American Constitution Society, and Dispute Resolution Society
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

PATRICIA WILLIAMS

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Topic: Love in the Time of Identity War
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series; Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities; Center for the Humanities; Law, Identity and Culture Initiative; Provost’s Office (VP for Diversity); BLSA; Women’s Law Caucus
Event Video: Audio

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

GAUTAM YADAMA, MARK KATZMAN

Gautam YadamaWashington University School of Social Work and St. Louis Photographer
Topic: Fires, Fuel and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series, McDonnell Scholars Academy, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, Law & Social Work Society
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Mark Katzman

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

JENNIFER TAUB

Vermont Law School PROFILE
Topic: Other People’s Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business
Co-Sponsors: Olin School of Business; Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government & Public Policy; Brown School Center for Social Development
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015

XAVIER DE SOUZA BRIGGS

V.P., Ford Foundation, Economic Opportunity & Assets Program
Topic: Creating a Just and Inclusive America
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series; School of Law Access to Justice Speaker Series, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, Dispute Resolution Society, and Law & Social Work Society; Brown School of Social Work Center for Social Development 20th Anniversary; Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy; and Sociology Department
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

LARRY HELFER

Duke University Law
Topic: LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation
Co-Sponsors: In conjunction with the annual LBGTQ Midwest Law Conference, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Provost’s Office (VP for Diversity), International Law Society, OUTGrads, OUTLaw
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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015

PAULETTE BROWN

President-Elect, American Bar Association
Topic: Celebrating International Women’s Day
Co-Sponsors: Women’s Law Caucus, Women of Color Law Society, American Constitution Society, Student Bar Association Diversity Committee, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Society, Mound City Bar, Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

STEPHANIE FARRIOR

Vermont Law School PROFILE
Topic: International Human Rights Law in Action: Lessons from the Field
Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, American Constitution Society, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Society, and OUTLaw.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

DARIUS CLARK MONROE

Documentary Filmmaker PROFILE
Topic: Darius Clark Monroe will speak and show his film “Evolution of a Criminal”
Co-Sponsors: Washington University Prison Education Program; History Department; Psychology Department; Provost’s Office; Center for the Humanities; American Culture Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program; African & African American Studies Program; and the School of Law Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Society, and American Constitution Society