The 2022-2023 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, social scientists, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. The year-long, interdisciplinary series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, international human rights, government public service, and pro bono private practice. This popular series is now in its twenty-fifth year. Each program is free of charge and open to the public. All events will be on Zoom unless otherwise noted. Most talks provide 1.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Karen Tokarz at 314.935.6414.
See below for the upcoming speakers for the 2022-2023 season.
Virtual Public Policy Forum: A Conversation with Lanhee J. Chen
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. CT
Join us for a Q&A with Dr. Lanhee J. Chen, the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Public Policy Program, and an Affiliate of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. A veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, Chen has worked in politics, government, academia, and the private sector. Presented in conjunction with The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.
Forum on the 2022 Midterm Elections
Thursday, November 17, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. CT
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Room 310)
In conjunction with The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, the Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series will host a hybrid forum event featuring an expert panel analyzing the outcomes of the midterm elections.
Click here to view recorded event.
Human Rights in the XXI Century – Between Hopes and Disillusions: View from the European Court of Human Rights
Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT
Anheuser-Busch Hall Room 310
Join us for a discussion with Hon. Ganna Yudkivska, former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Ukraine, and professor of European and international law at the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine. Discussants:
Hon. Lech Garlicki, WashULaw Professor and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
Leila Sadat, WashULaw Professor and Special Advisor on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.
Pizza will be served!
Sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, in conjunction with the WashULaw Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series and the International Law Society. MCLE 1.0
COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics: Impediments to Global Access
Monday, October 24, 2022
12:00 -1:00 pm CT
Please join us for a discussion with Michael Sinha, MD, JD, MPH, Center for Health Law Studies, St. Louis University School of Law
Kevin Collins, JD, MA, Professor and Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program, WashULaw, Moderator
Sponsored by the Washington University Institute for Public Health Global Health Week, in conjunction with the WashULaw Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series.
This will be a virtual event. Zoom link
Click here to view the recorded panel event.
Sponsored by the WashULaw Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series
In conjunction with the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy; and the American Constitution Society Student Chapter.