2000-2001 Public Interest Law Speakers Series

Daniel L. Greenberg

President and Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society of New York; Former Director of Clinical Programs, Harvard University Law School; Past President, New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

  • “Clients, Curiosity, and Commitment:  a Career in Public Interest Law” – Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Sarah Weddington

Successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the United States Supreme court; Founding Member, The Foundation for Women’s Resources; Author, A Question of Choice

  • “Law:  The Wind Beneath My Wings” – Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard University Law School; Legal commentator for PBS, NBC, C-SPAN; Legal Counsel to Professor Anita Hill; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Washington University

  • “Racial Justice in the New Millennium:  Following in Judge Higginbotham’s Footsteps” – Thursday, October 5, 2000

Asha Ramgobin

Director of the Law Clinic, University of Natal, South Africa; President, Association of Legal Aid Organizations of South Africa; Co-Founder and Trustee, Association of University Legal Aid Institutions of South Africa Trust

  • “The Challenges Facing Public Interest Lawyers in Post-Apartheid South Africa” – Friday, October 6, 2000

Jean Koh Peters

Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings:  Ethical and Practical Dimensions; Former Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid  Society of New York; represents children and parents in neglect proceedings and refugees in asylum cases

  • “Habit, Story, and Delight:  Essential Tools of the Public Service Advocate” – Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Honorable Patricia M. Wald

Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Former Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Tyrrell Williams Lecturer, Washington University School of Law

  • “The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Comes of Age:  New Law and Old Rights” – Friday, November 17, 2000

Harlon Dalton

Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, Racial Healing:  Confronting the Fear Between Blacks and Whites; Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union; Former Assistant to the Solicitor General; Former Member, National Commission on AIDS

  • “Racial Healing” – Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Thomas P. Sullivan

Co-chair, Illinois Governor’s Commission on Capital Punishment; Partner, Jenner & block; Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; 46 years of civil and criminal litigation experience

  • “The Death Penalty Process:  Is It Fixable?” – Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Amartya Sen

1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University; Professor, Harvard University’ leading scholar on the cases and consequences of poverty

  • “Norms, Law, and Poverty” – Saturday, March 31, 2001

Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court; Founder, Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Jurist-in-Residence, Washington University School of Law

  • “A Conversation with Justice Ginsburg” – Wednesday, April 4, 2001