Public Interest Law Speaker Series 1998–1999

Cass Sunstein

Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago; Fall 1998 Orthwein Scholar-in-Residence, Washington University School of Law

  • “Affirmative Action, Caste, and Cultural Comparisons” – Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Erwin Chemerinsky

Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science, University of Southern California

  • “The Rehnquist Court and Justice:  An Oxymoron?” – Thursday, October 22, 1998

Louise Arbour

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • “Prosecutions Before the International Criminal Court” – Thursday, October 29, 1998

Bryan A. Stevenson

Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama; Visiting Professor of Law, New York University; 1996 Public Interest Lawyer of the Year, NAPIL

  • “Confronting Injustice:  Litigating on Behalf of Imprisoned, Condemned, and Marginalized People” – Wednesday, January 13, 1999

William H. Webster

Senior Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Former Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • “Public Service in the Private Practice” – Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Ralph Nader

Civic, Consumer, and Environmental Activist; Founder, The Center for the Study of Responsive Law; Founder, The Consumer Project on Technology

  • “Corporate Law Firms and the Perversion of Justice:  What Public Interest Lawyers Can Do About It” – Friday, February 26, 1999

Dorothy Roberts

Professor of Law, Northwestern University; Spring 1999 Orthwein Scholar-in-Residence, Washington University School of Law

  • “Poverty, Race, and New Directions in Child Welfare Policy” – Wednesday, March 10, 1999 

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Chief Judge Emeritus, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Commissioner, United States commission on Civil Rights; Public Service Professor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University; Spring 1999 Jurist-in-Residence, Washington University School of Law

  • “Race and the American legal Process:  A 60-Year Personal Perspective” – Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Guido Calabresi

Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale University

  • “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” – Thursday, April 8, 1999