Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers 2007-2008

Adrienne Davis
Adrienne Davis speaks at the 2006-2007
Public Interest and Policy Law Speakers Series.


The tenth annual, year-long, Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series, 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.
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Each program is free of charge and eligible for one MCLE credit hour.  Parking passes may be purchased at the door.  Click here for parking map.  For more information, contact the Clinic Program, (314) 935-6419. 


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Fall 2007

[September - October - November - January - February - March - April]

Richard Gephardt (top) and Muneer Ahmad (bottom)

2007 September 12
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom

Speaker: Professor Muneer Ahmad 
Professor of Law, American University [more]
Moderator: Richard Gephardt
Former U.S. Congressman - MO [more]

Guantanamo, National Security, and Citizenship
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Eric Alva (top) and Antonio G. Agnone (bottom)

2007 October 23
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom

Speakers: Antonio G. Agnone
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) [more]
and Eric Alva
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) [more]

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act: Replacing the Military's Gay Ban with a Policy of Non-Discrimination
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Reva Siegel

2007 November 1
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom

Speaker: Reva Siegel
Deputy Dean and Nicholas deB. Katzenback Professor of Law, Yale University [more]

Woman-Protective Antiabortion Argument after Carhart
[Video not available]

Bill Ong Hing

2007 November 8
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom

Speaker: Bill Ong Hing
Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis [more]

Deporting Our Souls: The Immigration Policy Crisis
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Spring 2008

[September - October - November - January - February - March - April]



Emma Coleman Jordon

2008 January 22
4:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom
2008 Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Speaker

Speaker: Emma Coleman Jordan
Professor of Law, Georgetown University [more]

Wealth and Inequality: Thinking About Communities and Individualism
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Dr. Leon Kass

2008 February 6
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Graham Chapel
Assembly Series

Speaker: Dr. Leon Kass 
Addie Clark Harding Professor, University of Chicago, and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought, American Enterprise Institute

Brave New Biology: The Challenge for Bioethics

Abbe Smith

2008 February 21
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom

Speaker: Abbe Smith
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program, Georgetown University [more]

Representing the Wrongly Accused: The High Horse of Innocence
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2008 March 28 -EVENT CANCELLED - Speaker: Mary Bauer, Director, Immigration Justice Project, Southern Proverty Law Center

2008 April 1 - EVENT CANCELLED - Speaker: Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights

Charles Ogletree

2008 April 1 (Rescheduled from March 4)
3:00 p.m. - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall - 401) (NOTE: room change)

Speaker: Charles Ogletree
Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director,
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard University
University Distinguished Visiting Scholar [more]

Race and the Roberts Court
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Past Speakers Series



Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2006-2007
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2005-2006
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2004-2005
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2003-2004
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2002-2003
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 2001-2002
Public Interest Law Speakers Series 1999-2000