2003-2004 Public Interest Law Speakers Series
Gerald Early - September 3, 2003 - "Multiculturalism, Reparations, and the Politics of Memory"
- Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
- Director, International Writers Center, Washington University in St. Louis
- Recipient, Whiting Foundation Writer’s Award
- Author or Editor, This is Where I Came in: Essays on Black America in the 1960s; The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture; and Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and Ambivalence of Assimilation
Lee C. Bollinger - September 10, 2003 - "The Foundations of the Principle of Academic Freedom"
Co-sponsored by the Assembly Series of Washington University in St. Louis
- President and Professor of Law, Columbia University
- Former President and Law School Dean, University of Michigan
- Author or co-editor of Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era; Images of a Free Press; The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America; and Contract Law in Modern Society
- Respondent in the affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, Supreme Court of the United States
Theodore M. Shaw - January 21, 2004 - "From Brown to Grutter: The Legal Struggle for Racial Equality"
- Black Law Students Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker
- Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Former Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice
- Former Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan
- Co-author, briefs for defendant-intervenors in the affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, Supreme Court of the United States
Susan M. Williams - January 28, 2004 - "Issues of Justice Relating to American Indian Tribal Government"
- Webster Society Annual Speaker
- Shareholder, Williams & Works PA, New Mexico
- Enrolled Member, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation
- Board member, American Bar Association Water Resources Committee and American Indian Resources Institute
- Argued the Big Horn water rights case, Wyoming v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States
Amy L. Chua - February 4, 2004 - "How Exporting Free Markets and Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability"
Co-sponsored by Washington University School of Law Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Law Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies, and Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences
- Professor of Law, Yale University
- Member, Executive Council, American Society of International Law
- Past Consultant, American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, Central and East European Law Initiative
- Author, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
Hon. Harry T. Edwards - February 18, 2004 - "A Conversation with Judge Edwards"
- 2003-04 Tyrrell Williams Speaker
- Chief Judge Emeritus and Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- Former Professor of Law, University of Michigan and Harvard University
- Member, School of Law National Council, Washington University in St. Louis
- Co-author or Co-editor, Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector; The Lawyer as a Negotiator; Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration; and Higher Education and the Law
Martha L. Minow - February 26, 2004 - "After Brown: Surprising Legacies of the Civil Rights Landmark"
- William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Law, Harvard University
- Consultant, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Former Member, Independent International Commission on Kosovo
- Author or Co-editor, Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion, and American Law; Imagine Co-existence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict; and Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair
Herma Hill Kay - March 4, 2004 - "Celebrating Early Women Law Professors"
- Women’s Law Caucus International Women’s Day Speaker
- Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law and Law School Dean Emerita, University of California at Berkeley
- Past President, Association of American Law Schools
- Co-reporter, Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act
- Co-author or Co-editor, Conflict of Laws; Cases and Materials on Sex-Based Discrimination; and Divorce Reform at the Crossroads
James W. Ellis - March 19, 2004 - "Mental Disability & the Death Penalty: The Implications of Atkins"
- Keynote Speaker, Washington University School of Law, Clinical Education and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference, "Justice, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Practice"
- Professor of Law, University of New Mexico
- Recipient, 2002 Lawyer of the Year, National Law Journal, and American Bar Association Hearne Award for Disability Advocacy
- Argued capital punishment case, Atkins v. Virginia, Supreme Court of the United States
- Co-author, The Least Restrictive Alternative: Principles and Practices and Consent Handbook
Elizabeth Warren - April 2, 2004 - "The Over-Consumption Myth and Other Tales of Economics, Law and Morality"
- Donald P. Gallop Keynote Speaker, Washington University School of Law, F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium
- Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard University
- Second Vice President, American Law Institute
- Former Adviser, National Bankruptcy Review Commission
- Co-author or Co-editor, As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy in America; The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt; The Law of Debtors and Creditors; and Commercial Law: A Systems Approach