9th Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium
Critical Perspectives on Court and Law Reform
The ninth annual Washington University School of Law Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, sponsored by the Clinical Education Program, will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for university faculty and students, lawyers, judges, community leaders and government officials to interrogate efforts at law, court and related systems reform. We hope that this forum will aid our collective and individual assessments of how these reforms succeed and fail, and instruct us regarding future reform efforts. The colloquium is free and open to the public; participants must pre-register to reserve a spot, receive materials, and join the lunch workgroups. Those attending colloquium can receive up to 5.3 Missouri Continuing Legal Education credits (including 1.1 ethics credit) and Social Work Professional Education Credits. This conference is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Participants seeking Social Work professional education credits should bring $10 fee the day of the conference.
The keynote speaker will be Jane Spinak the Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law. Professor Spinak co-founded the Child Advocacy Clinic, which represents adolescents aging out of foster care. Professor Spinak will address Court Reform: Rhetoric and Experience. This Colloquium will also introduce the new Washington University School of Law Dean of Clinical Education, Annette Appell, who joined the Washington University faculty in 2008.