Conference Agenda


Reception and Opening Dinner:  Speakers and Out of Town Guests 


Registration and Coffee - Outside Bryan Cave Courtroom, School of  Law  


Introductory Remarks:  

John Drobak, George Alexander Madill Professor of Law and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Karen Tokarz, Professor of Law and Director, Clinical Education and ADR Programs,  Washington University School of Law
9:10-10:45a.m. Keynote Address - Ending Poverty as We Know It:
William P. Quigley, Janet Riley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University in New Orleans and author of Ending Poverty as We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage 

Additional Perspectives on Poverty, Wealth, and the Working Poor:

Laura Lein, Professor of Social Work and Anthropology, University of Texas, and co-author of Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work

Mark R. Rank, Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare , George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University and author of One Nation Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
Plenary Session - 
Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions on Welfare, Work, and Economic Well Being:

Patricia Allard, Associate Counsel of Criminal Justice, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

Debbie Mukamal, Director, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and author of After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry

Michael Pinard, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Margo Schlanger,
Professor of Law, Washington University - Moderator

12:15-2:00pm Small Group Working Lunch*
2:00-3:15p.m.  Plenary Session - Race, Homeownership, and Asset Accumulation: 
Thomas M. Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality

Rajesh Nayak, Equal Justice Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Diane Thompson,
Staff Attorney, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.

Chris Bracey
, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University - Moderator
3:15-4:30pm Plenary Session -  Race, Poverty, and Environmental Justice: 
Sheila R. Foster, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Stein Center, Fordham School of Law, and Luke W. Cole, Director, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, co-authors of From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement

Michael Holmes, Manager, William H. Harrison Northside Education Center,  St. Louis Community College

Sandra Moore, President, Urban Strategies - Moderator
Access to Equal Justice Awards:
Shawn Goulet, Stephen Ryals and  Diane Thompson
Reception and Authors' Book Signing
- Janite Lee Reading Room, School of Law Library 

*Small Group Facilitators/Presenters

John J. Ammann, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Legal Clinic, St. Louis University.

Stephanie C. Boddie, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Washington University, and co-author of The Invisible Caring Hand: American Congregations and the Provision of Welfare.

Juliet M. Brodie,
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin School of Law, and co-author of Poverty Law: Cases & Materials.

Susan L. Brooks,
Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, co-author of Creative Child Advocacy: Global Perspectives. 

Nancy L. Cook, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Community Justice
and Legal Assistance Clinic, Roger Williams University, and Jim Gannaway, Division Director of Casey Family Services, Providence, Rhode Island

Steven Gunn, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University

Peter Joy,
Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington University

Maxine Lipeles,
Director, and Beth Martin, Science Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, Washington University School of Law