Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Kris Henning - 2012

2011-2012 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 fourteenth year. The 2011-12 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.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

JENNIFER ROBBENNOLT

University of Illinois College of Law PROFILE
Topic: Mea Culpa: The Role of Apologies in Legal Decisionmaking
Co-Sponsors: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

FATOU BENSOUDA

International Criminal Court PROFILE
Topic: Looking Back, Looking Ahead – Reflections from the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011

BRAD SELIGMAN

 width=Impact Fund PROFILE
Topic: What Wal-Mart v. Dukes Means for Civil Rights Class Action Cases
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011

ADAM WINKLER

Gautam YadamaUCLA School of Law PROFILE
Topic: Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011

KENT GREENFIELD

Boston College Law PROFILE
Topic: The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility on a World of Limits
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital and the American Constitution Society student chapter
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 – Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Address

KEN MACK

Harvard Law School PROFILE
Topic: Representing a Race: The Creation of A Civil Rights Lawyer
Co-Sponsors: Law, Identity & Culture Initiative and the Black Law Students Association
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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

KRIS HENNING

Georgetown University PROFILE
Topic: Overcriminalization of Normal Adolescent Development in Communities of Color and the Crisis in Indigent Juvenile Defense
Co-Sponsors: Clinical Education Society, Black Law Students Association, and American Constitution Society
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

DOROTHY ROBERTS

Northwestern University PROFILE
Topic: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital and the Law, Identity & Culture Initiative
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