Crowder Courtyard

Jonah Goldberg, Senior Editor, National Review and Asness Chair in Applied Liberty, American Enterprise Institute speaks on “Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American.” There will be a reception and book signing immediately following in the Crowder Courtyard. This event is co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute.


Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (A-B Hall, Room 310)

Karen Musalo, JD, Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law, director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, director of the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, Hastings School of Law and counsel for A-B in Asylum Case will participate in a panel discussion titled “Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Crisis in U.S. Policy.” The event will be moderated by Professor Stephen H. Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Law and former chief counsel, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Panel members include:

  • Nicole T. S. Cortes, JD/MSW ’12, attorney and co-director, Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA)
  • Katie Herbert Meyer, JD ’03, assistant Professor of Practice and director, WashULaw Immigration Clinic
  • Robert S. Sagastume, MSW/MSP candidate, December 2019, Brown School of Social Work

Reception at 5:30 in Crowder Courtyard in celebration of the launch of WashULaw Immigration Law Clinic. This event is co-sponsored by the Assembly Series, Brown School of Social Work, and Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.

Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (A-B Hall, Room 310)

Dan Epps, Associate Professor at WashULaw, and Ian Samuel, Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, will do a live recording of the First Mondays podcast.

Graham Chapel

Tarana Burke, Founder, me too Movement, talk is titled “Me Too”. This event is co-sponsored by the Olin Fellowship Conference and Assembly Series.

Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (A-B Hall, Room 310)

Michael McLively, Senior staff attorney and director of the Urban Gun Violence Initiative, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, discusses “The U.S. Gun Violence Crisis.” The event is co-sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University Institute for Public Health, and the American Branch of the International Law Association, Committee on Human Rights.

Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (A-B Hall, Room 310)

Radley Balko, criminal justice journalist at The Washington Post, and author of  The Rise of the Warrior Cop, will give a lecture titled,  “A True Story of Injustice in the American South,”.   Book signing immediately following the talk. Event co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society.


Spring 2019

WashULaw PILPSS Speaker Frank Susman

Frank Susman | Member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group at Spencer Fane and a Constitutional Appellate Attorney and of Counsel.

Abortion Litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court: Past and Future. In conjunction with If/When/How Washington University Chapter

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Suerie Moon | Research Director and Co-Chair, Forum on Global Governance for Health, Harvard Global Health Institute

Co-Sponsors: Global Health Center and Center for Health Global Debates on the Cost of Medicine Economics and Policy, Washington University Institute for Public Health, and the Weidenbaum Center Forum.

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Melissa Rogers | Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; & Peter Wehner | Senior Fellow, The Ethics and Public Policy Center

Religion and Polarized Politics: Revitalizing Democratic Pluralism In conjunction with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Lara Bazelon | Associate Professor and Director, Criminal Juvenile Justice & Racial Justice Clinical Programs, University of San Francisco School of Law

Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction In conjunction with the Center for Integrity in Forensic Science and the Washington University Prison Education Project

Sophie Nappert | International Mediator/Arbitrator & Author

Future Challenges for International Arbitration In conjunction with the School of Law Harris Institute/Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Symposium

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Hon. Vivene Harris | Supreme Court of Jamaica

Celebrating International Women’s Day In conjunction with the School of Law International Women’s Day celebration

Deborah Hensler | Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution and Director, Law & Policy Lab, Stanford Law School

“What’s Wrong with Arbitration (And What’s Good About It)”.
School of Law Dean’s Distinguished Scholar in Residence.

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Sharon McGowan | Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, Lambda Legal

The Fight to Serve: Challenging Trump’s Transgender Military Ban in conjunction with the OUTLaw 14th Annual LGBTQ Rights Conference

Jean Baker | Prosecuting Attorney, Jackson County, MO; Wesley Bell | STL County Circuit Attorney; Kim Gardner | STL City Circuit Attorney; & Adam Foss | Former Asst District Attorney, Suffolk County, MA

“Prosecutorial Power in Transforming the Criminal Justice system”. In conjunction with the Brown School Clark-Fox Policy Institute and the Assembly Series.

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Alex Hertel-Fernandez | Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

“State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States–and the Nation”.

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