Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

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2005-2006 Speakers

The eighth annual, year-long, Public Interest Law Speakers Series,  “Access to Justice: The Social Responsibility of Lawyers,” brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as international human rights, the economics of poverty, racial justice, capital punishment, clinical legal education, government public service, and pro bono private practice.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005

MARC GALANTER

Topic: Fewer Trials, More Law, More Jokes
Co-Sponsors: Washington University School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the Department of Philosophy
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005

STEPHEN BRIGHT

Topic: Crime, Prison and the Death Penalty: The Influence of Race and Poverty
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series, the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons and the Bar Association of
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005

MARTHA CHAMALLAS

 width= Topic: Civil Rights, Civil Litigation and the Calculation of Economic Loss
Co-Sponsors: Women’s Law Caucus and Women & Gender Studies Department
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005

DAVID BOIES

Gautam YadamaTyrrell Williams Lecturer
Topic: Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006

SHERYLL CASHIN

Topic: Shall We Overcome? Democracy, Race & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century
Co-Sponsors: Black Law Students Association, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker, University Distinguished Visiting Scholar
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2006

GEOFFREY STONE

Topic: Civil Liberties in Wartime
Co-Sponsors: George Warren Brown School of Social Work
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2006

STEPHANIE COONTZ

Topic: Courting Disaster? The World Historical Transformation of Marriage
Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series, Woman’s Club, ACLU Student Chapter and the Women’s Law Caucus

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2006

SARAH BUEL

Topic: Accountability, Power, and Politics: Navigating the Troubled Waters of Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy
Co-Sponsors: Equal Justice Works and National Lawyers Guild Student Chapters
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006

RANDY BARNETT

Topic: The Presumption of Liberty and the Public Interest: Medical Marijuana and Fundamental Rights
Co-Sponsors: Federalist Society Student Chapter
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006

JENNIFER GORDON

Webster Society Annual Speaker
Topic: Lawyers and Labor: The Role of Law in Organizing Low-Wage Workers
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006

PAMELA KARLAN

Topic: The Paradoxical Structure of Constitutional Litigation
Co-sponsors: American Constitution Society Student Chapter
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006

TOM BEAUCHAMP

Topic: Who Ought to Decide about Physician-Assisted Hastening of Death?
Co-sponsors: Department of Philosophy and Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006

JAMES ANAYA

University Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Topic: Indian Givers: What Indigenous Peoples Have Contributed to International Human Rights Law
Co-sponsors: Native American Law Student Association
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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2006

GERALD LOPEZ

Access to Equal Justice Conference Keynote speaker
Topic: A Rebellious Vision of Community Problem Solving