Public Interest Law Speakers 2002-2003

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Fall 2002 

Ko-Yung TungKo-Yung Tung

"The World Bank's Efforts to Promote the Rule of Law" - September 18, 2002
Co-sponsored by the Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies
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Vice President & General Counsel, World Bank; Secretary General, International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes; Member, Council on Foreign Relations      

Barry C. ScheckBarry C. Scheck

 "Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Remedies" -October 9, 2002
Keynote speakers, Washington University School of Law Clinical Education Program Conference, "Access to Equal Justice"

Professor & Director, Clinical Legal Education & Jacob Burns Center for the Study of Law and Ethics, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Co-founder & Co-director, Innocence Project, Cardozo School of Law; Member, Board of Directors, National Institute of Justice Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence

Mary BeckerMary Becker

"Law and the Emotions of Battered Women"

Professor, DePaul College of Law; Author, Cases and Materials on Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously (with Bowman and Torrey); Co-founder, Illinois Clemency Project for Battered Women


Hon. E. Norman VeaseyHon. E. Norman Veasey 

"Reflections on Key Issues of the Professional Responsibilities of Corporate Lawyers in the 21st Century" - October 28, 2002
2002 Tyrrell Williams Speaker
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Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware; Former Chief Deputy Attorney General, Delaware; Chair, American Bar Association "Ethics 2000" Commission on the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Charles W. BursonCharles W. Burson

"Campaign Finance Regulation: Money, Politics, and the First Amendment" -
November 13, 2002

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary, Monsanto Company; Former Attorney General, Tennessee; Former Chief of Staff & Counselor to Vice President Al Gore; Argued election law case, Burson v. Freeman, Supreme Court of the United States

D. Bruce La PierreD. Bruce La Pierre

"Campaign Finance Regulation: Money, Politics, and the First Amendment" -
November 13, 2002
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Professor of Law, Washington University; Former Special Master, Saint Louis Public School District desegregation case; Argued campaign finance case, Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC, Supreme Court of the United States

Spring 2003

Hon. Dennis W. ArcherHon. Dennis W. Archer   

"The Value of Diversity: What the Legal Profession Must Do to Stay Ahead of the Curve" - January 8, 2003
The Black Law Students Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker
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President-elect, American Bar Association; Chairman, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Former Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court; Former Mayor, City of Detroit

Scott Turow

Scott Turow 

"Where Have You Gone, Perry Mason?" -  January 29, 2003
Co-sponsored by the Washington University School of Law Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal; Former Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Author, One L, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of Our Fathers, Personal Injuries, and Reversible Errors         

Michael A. KahnMichael A. Kahn -
Partner, Blackwell, Sanders, Peper, Martin, LLP; Adjunct Professor, Entertainment Law, Washington University; Author, The Canaan Legacy (Grave Designs), Death Benefits, Firm Ambitions, Due Diligence, Sheer Gall, Bearing Witness, and Trophy Widow



Marianne WessonMarianne Wesson -
Professor of Law and Wolf-Nichol Fellow, University of Colorado; Former Assistant United States Attorney, District of Colorado; NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Legal Correspondent; Author, Render Up the Body and A Suggestion of Death




Chai R. FeldblumChai R. Feldblum

"Rectifying the Tilt: Equality Lessons from Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Transgender" - February 12, 2003

Professor & Director, Federal Legislation Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center; Former Legislative Counsel, ACLU, Washington, D.C.; Assisted in drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act 


Hon. Thelton HendersonHon. Thelton Henderson

"Social Change, Judicial Activism, and the Public Interest Lawyer" - February 19, 2003
Webster Society Annual Speaker

Senior Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California; Former Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice; Former Directing Attorney, East Bayshore Neighborhood Legal Center  


Deborah L. RhodeDeborah L. Rhode

"Access to Justice: Ethical Responsibilities and Political Realities" - March 14, 2003
Keynote speaker, Washington University School of Law Clinical Education Program and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference, "Promoting Justice through Interdisciplinary Teaching, Practice, and Scholarship"

Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law & Director, Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession, Stanford University; Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Women and the Profession; Author of numerous books, including In the Interests of Justice; Legal Ethics (with Luban); Professional Responsibility: Ethics by the Pervasive Method; Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Bartlett & Harris); and Speaking of Sex

Angela P. HarrisAngela P. Harris

"Colonies, Culture, and Capitalism: The Social Responsibilities of Lawyers in a Neo-liberal Age" - March 26, 2003
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Washington University

Professor of Law, University of California-Berkeley; Former Rockefeller Fellow in Legal Humanities, Stanford University
Author, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (with Perea, Delgado & Wildman) and Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Bartlett & Rhode)