Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - Anheuser-Busch Hall

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2001

PETER H. RAVEN

Director, Missouri Botanical Garden;
Engelmann Professor of Botany, Washington University in St. Louis;
Chairman, National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration;
President, American Association for the Advancement of Science;
Recipient, National Medal of Science

Topic: 
Biodiversity and the Human Prospect

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2001

DEREK C. BOK

300th Anniversary University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University;
National Chair, Common Cause;
Co-author, The Shape of the River

Topic: 
Markets and Mindwork: Is Competition Harming the Practice of Law (and Other Intellectual Pursuits)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2001

ERIN BROCKOVICH

Director of Environmental Research, Law Offices of Masry and Vititoe;
Recipient, American Trail Lawyers Association Civil Justice Foundation 2000 Champion of Justice Award;
Recipient, Children’s Health, Environmental Coalition, 2000 Special Citizen Award

Topic: 
A Conversation with the Real Erin Brockovich

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2002

ADRIEN K. WING

Professor of Law, University of Iowa;
Consultant on Post-Apartheid South African Constitution and Palestinian Basic Law;
Life Member, Council on Foreign Relations;
Editor, Critical Race Feminism and Global Critical Race Feminism

Topic: 
Global Critical Race Feminism: Legal Reform for the 21st Century
Co-Sponsors: Washington University School of Law Institute for Global Legal Studies

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2002

HON. THELTON E. HENDERSON

Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California;
Former Directing Attorney,East Bayshore Neighborhood Legal Center;
Former Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice;
Board Member, American Inns of Court Foundation

Topic: 
Social Change, Judicial Activism, and the Public Interest Lawyer

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2002

ANTHONY THOMPSON

Professor of Clinical Law, New York University;
Faculty Director, Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program, New York University;
Former Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County, California;
Author, Stopping Usual Suspects: Race and the Fourth Amendment

Topic: 
Community Justice Advocacy: Reimagining the Dream

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002

MICHAEL TRAYNOR

President, American Law Institute;
Partner, Law Firm of Cooley Godward LLP;
Former Chair and President, Sierra Club (now Earthjustice) Legal Defense Fund;
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Topic: 
Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights
Co-Sponsors: George Warren Brown School of Social Work and the Washington University Assembly Series

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2002

MORRIS DEES

Co-founder and Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center;
Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist;
Recipient, National Education Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award;
Author, Gathering Storm: America’s Militia Threat; A Season for Justice; and Hate on Trial: the Case Against America’s Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi

Topic: 
A Passion for Justice

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2002

RICHARD D. BARON

Chief Executive Officer, McCormack Baron & Associated, Inc.;
Former General Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri;
Board Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation;
Founder and Board Member, Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA)

Topic: 
Are Lawyers Relevant to the Struggle for Social Justice?

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2002

CARRIE MENKEL-MEADOW

Professor of Law, Georgetown University;
Chair, Georgetown-CPR Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution;
Former Director, Center for the Study of Women, University of California – Los Angeles
Author, Mediation: Theory, Practice and Policy

Topic: 
ADR and Problem Solving in the Public Interest: What Else Besides Litigation Works