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.

Fall 2022

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 305

Join us for a discussion with Hon. Ganna Yudkivska, the 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. The talk will be moderated by Hon. Lech Garlicki, WashULaw Professor and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

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


Join WashULaw professors for an in-person discussion of important recent and upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases from the 2021-22 and 2022-23 terms. This is a hybrid event. You may attend in-person at Anheuser-Busch Hall room #305 or via Zoom. To attend on Zoom, you must register in advance on Zoom here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.


Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series Archive

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