Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series 2011-2012

Bryan Stevenson-2010-2011 Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker with Professor Karen Tokarz

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, immigration, clinical legal education, 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 fourteenth year. The 2011-12 series features an outstanding line-up of speakers, with a superb mix of clinical law faculty, public interest lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. Each program is free of charge and open to the public. Each talk provides MCLE 1.0. For more information, contact Elizabeth Mott at 314.935.8598 or emott@wulaw.wustl.edu.

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2011-2012 Speakers

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Jennifer Robbonnolt   Speaker: JENNIFER ROBBENNOLT
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: University of Illinois College of Law
Topic: Mea Culpa: The Role of Apologies in Legal Decisionmaking
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  Co-sponsored with: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Fatou Bensouda   Speaker: FATOU BENSOUDA
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: International Criminal Court
Topic: Looking Back, Looking Ahead – Reflections from the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
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  Co-sponsored with: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Brad Seligman   Speaker: BRAD SELIGMAN
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Impact Fund
Topic: What Wal-Mart v. Dukes Means for Civil Rights Class Action Cases
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  Co-sponsored with: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital
Monday, October 10, 2011
Adam Winkler   Speaker: ADAM WINKLER
Time:
12:00 p.m. (Book signing immediatedly after)
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)
Profile: UCLA School of Law
Topic: Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kent Greenfield   Speaker: KENT GREENFIELD
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Boston College Law
Topic: The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility on a World of Limits
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  Co-sponsored with: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital and the American Constitution Society student chapter
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Address
Ken Mack   Speaker: KEN MACK
Time:
12:00
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Harvard Law School
Topic: Representing a Race: The Creation of A Civil Rights Lawyer
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  Co-sponsored with: Law, Identity & Culture Initiative and the Black Law Students Association
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kris Henning  

Speaker: KRIS HENNING
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Georgetown University
Topic: Overcriminalization of Normal Adolescent Development in Communities of Color and the Crisis in Indigent Juvenile Defense
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  Co-sponsored with: Clinical Education Society, Black Law Students Association, and American Constitution Society
Monday, March 26, 2012
Hon. Robert Katzmann  

Speaker: HON. ROBERT KATZMANN
 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.   
  Co-sponsored with: Immigration Law Society and American Constitution Society
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Dorothy Roberts   Speaker: DOROTHY ROBERTS
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Northwestern University
Topic: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century
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  Co-sponsored with: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital and the Law, Identity & Culture Initiative  

 

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