Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers 2009-2010
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.
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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
Co-sponsored with: Black Law Students Association
Speaker: DEVON CARBADO
Topic:The Challenges for Anti-discrimination Law After Obama
Co-sponsored with: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Law & Culture Initiative, American Constitution Society, and African & African American Studies Program
Speaker: ADJOA AIYETORO
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Why Reparations for Black People of African Descent are Important to Democracy
Co-sponsored with: The Africa Public Interest Law & Conflict Resolution Initiative and the African & African American Studies Program
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
Co-sponsored with: Law & Culture Initiative and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Speaker: MARTIN GUGGENHEIM
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Topic: The Failed Promise of Gideon: The Need for a New Theory on the Right to Counsel
Keynote Speaker: Clinical Program Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium
Speaker: GLORIA STEINEM
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Graham Chapel
Profile: Ms Magazine/Equality Now
Topic: Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists
Co-sponsored with: George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Assembly Series
Speaker: MATTHEW COLES
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
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
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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