Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers 2009-2010

Kevin Johnson - 2009-2010 Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, immigration, clinical legal education, government public service, and pro bono private practice. Initiated by the Clinical Education Program in 1998 as part of the 25th anniversary of the program, this popular series is now in its twelfth year.  The 2009-10 series features an outstanding line-up of speakers, with a superb mix of clinical law faculty, public interest lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. All talks are held in the Anheuser Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Courtroom (No. 310) with the exception of the March 3 lecture. Each program is free of charge and open to the public. Each talk provides MCLE 1.0.  For more information, contact Shelly Ford at 314.935.8598.

Parking Information: Visitors are encouraged to use the Danforth University Center underground parking garage located on campus. For directions, see Campus Map. 

2009-2010 Speakers

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2010 January 20 (Dr. Martin L. King Commemorative Speaker) 

John Payton

Speaker: JOHN PAYTON 
Time:
4:00 p.m. (Reception immediately following)
Profile: NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
Topic: Our Unfinished Agenda: Identifying and Addressing Critical Barriers to Racial Justice and Equality
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Co-sponsored with: Black Law Students Association

2010 February 11  (Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Law) 

Devon Carbado

Speaker: DEVON CARBADO
Profile: UCLA
Topic:
The Challenges for Anti-discrimination Law After Obama 
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Co-sponsored with: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Law & Culture Initiative, American Constitution Society, and African & African American Studies Program

2010 February 17 

Wilma Liebman

Speaker: WILMA LIEBMAN
Profile: NLRB 
Topic: The Revival of American Labor Law
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Co-sponsored with: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Dispute Resolution Program, and Women’s Law Caucus

2010 March 1 

Adjoa Aiyetoro

Speaker: ADJOA AIYETORO
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Profile: UALR
Topic:
 Why Reparations for Black People of African Descent are Important to Democracy
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Co-sponsored with: The Africa Public Interest Law & Conflict Resolution Initiative and the African & African American Studies Program

2010 March 17 

Regina Austin

Speaker: REGINA AUSTIN
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Profile: University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Caught in the System: The Portrayal of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Juvenile and Adult Females in Non-fiction Film
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Co-sponsored with: Law & Culture Initiative and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

2010 March 19 

Martin Guggenheim

Speaker: MARTIN GUGGENHEIM
Time:
9:00 a.m.
Profile: NYU
Topic: The Failed Promise of Gideon: The Need for a New Theory on the Right to Counsel
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Keynote Speaker: Clinical Program Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium 

2010 April 12 

Gloria Steinem

Speaker:  GLORIA STEINEM
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Graham Chapel
Profile: Ms Magazine/Equality Now
Topic: Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists
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Co-sponsored with: George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Assembly Series 

Past Speakers 

2009 September 30 

Matthew Cole

Speaker: MATTHEW COLES
Profile: ACLU
Topic: The State of the LGBT Movement
Co-sponsored with: Assembly Series, University Office of Student Activities, Pride Alliance, OUTLAW, and ACLU- Eastern Missouri Student Chapter
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2009 October 8 

Kevin Johnson

Speaker: KEVIN JOHNSON
Profile: University of California, Davis
Topic: Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
Co-sponsored with: Immigration Law Society and Latin American Law Students Association
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2009 November 11 

Jeff Giddings

Speaker: JEFF GIDDINGS
Profile: Griffith University, Australia
Topic: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Australia: From Indigenous Culture to Modern-Day Co-Option by the Courts
Co-sponsored with: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, and International Law Students Association
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Previous Years Speakers [view]