Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

WashULaw - Dean Staudt, Judge Stevens, Prof. Magarian and Prof. Konig

The 2016-17 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, 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. Initiated by the Clinical Education Program in 1998 as part of the 25th anniversary of the program, this popular series is now in its nineteenth year.

Each program is free of charge and open to the public. Each talk will be in Anheuser-Busch Hall, unless otherwise noted. Most talks provide MCLE 1.0. For more information, contact Karen Tokarz at 314.935.6414 or Parking Information: Visitors are encouraged to use the Danforth University Center underground parking garage located on campus. For directions, see Campus Map.  

2016-2017 Speakers

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FALL 2016

Wednesday, September 12, 2016
Brenda Hollis   Speaker: BRENDA HOLLIS | Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
Topic: TBA 
Time:  12:00pm 
Location:  Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310)
Co-Sponsors:  Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Dean Strang   Speaker: DEAN STRANG | Defense Attorney, Making a Murderer
Topic: TBA
Time: 12:00pm
Location:  Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310)
Co-Sponsors:  Assembly Series; Olin Business School
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Brittany Packnett   Speaker: BRITTANY PACKNETT | Executive Directory, Teach For America-St. Louis
Topic: TBA
Time: 7:00pm
Location:  South 40, College Hall
Co-Sponsors:  Assembly Series; First Year Book Program
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Imani Perry   Speaker: IMANI PERRY | Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
Topic: TBA
Time: 11:00am
Location:  Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310)
Co-Sponsors:  Chancellor's Fellows
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Peter Raven  Speaker: PETER RAVEN | President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
 Topic: TBA 
Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Hillman Hall, Fox Forum
Co-Sponsors:  Next Age Institute, Brown School of Social Work
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Previous Years Speakers [view]