Poverty, Wealth, and the Working Poor - [March 31 - April 1, 2005]
Conference Agenda

Thursday, March 31, 2005 
6:0op.m.   Reception and Opening Dinner:  Speakers and Out of Town Guests
Friday, April 1, 2005 
8:30 a.m.    Registration and Coffee - Outside Bryan Cave Courtroom, School of  Law 
9:00 a.m.   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 

9:10-10:45 a.m.  Keynote Address:    
- 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

- Laura Lein, Professor of Social Work and Anthropology, University of Texas, and 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  

11:00-12:15 pm 
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
- 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 

4:30-4:45p.m.  Access to Equal Justice Awards  
4:45-5:30p.m.  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