Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Lawrence Lessig - 2013

2013-2014 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, 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 sixteenth year.  The 2013-14 series featured an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

JAMES CAVALLARO

Stanford University Law School PROFILE
Topic: The Toxic Effects of Drone Strikes on Targeted Communities, the Global Role of the U.S., and our Constitutional and Democratic Principles
Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, and Latin America Public Interest Law Project
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013

JONATHAN GRUBER

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics PROFILE
Topic: Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works
Co-Sponsors: The Assembly Series, GlobeMed, Weidenbaum Center, Gephardt Institute, Brown School of Social Work, and the Health Law Association
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013

LAWRENCE LESSIG

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Topic: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series and University Libraries
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

JAMES MOLITERNO

Washington & Lee University School of Law PROFILE
Topic: The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change
Co-Sponsors: American Constitution Society, Black Law Students Association, Federalist Society, Law and Social Work Society, Public Interest Law Society, and Student Bar Association
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013

THEODORE M. SHAW

Columbia University School of Law PROFILE
Topic: Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Shelley v. Kramer and the Legacy of Margaret Bush Wilson: Where Are We Now?
Co-Sponsors: The St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP, the Mound City Bar Association, Husch Blackwell LLP, Thompson Coburn LLP, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC, the African & African American Studeis Program, the American Constitution Society, and the Black Law Students Association
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  30, 2013

SIR CHRISTOPHER GREENWOOD

International Court of Justice/London School of Economics PROFILE
Topic: World Peace through Law: the Role of the International Court of Justice
Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and International Law Society
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013

MICHELLE ALEXANDER

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law PROFILE
Topic: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Co-Sponsors: Clinical Education Program 40th Anniversary, Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, Office of the Provost, Assembly Series, Missouri History Museum, Public Interest Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Woman’s Law Caucus
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

CATHARINE MACKINNON

University of Michigan School of Law PROFILE
Topic: Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series; Association of Women Faculty; Brown School; Law, Identity & Culture Initiative; Office of the Provost; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Law & Social Work Society; and Women’s Law Caucus
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

HON. BERNICE DONALD

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit PROFILE
Topic: From the Struggle for Civil Rights to Strivings in “Post-Racial America”
Co-Sponsors: Jurist-in-Residence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker and Black Law Students Association
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

THOMAS A. SAENZ

Mexican American Legal Defense Educational Fund PROFILE
Topic: America’s Critical Immigrant Workforce: The Evolving Legal Landscape
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital, Latin America Public Interest Law Initiative, Latin American Law Student Association, and Immigration Law Society

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