Washington University School of Law
access to justice:
the social responsibility of lawyers
Celebrating 30 years of Excellence in Clinical Legal Education

2002-2003 
Public Interest Law Speakers Series

Specific locations for the lectures will be posted in Anheuser-Busch Hall on the days of the lectures.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 11 a.m., Anheuser Busch Hall

Co-sponsored by the Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies

Ko-Yung Tung
Vice President & General Counsel, World Bank
Secretary General, International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
          "The World Bank's Efforts to Promote the Rule of Law"

Wednesday, October 9, 2002, 11 a.m., Anheuser Busch Hall

Keynote speakers, Washington University School of Law Clinical Education Program Conference, "Access to Equal Justice"

Barry C. Scheck
Professor & Director, Clinical Legal Education & Jacob Burns Center for the Study of Law and Ethics, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Co-founder & Co-director, Innocence Project, Cardozo School of Law
Member, Board of Directors, National Institute of Justice Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence
            "Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Remedies"

2 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall
Mary Becker
Professor, DePaul College of Law
Author, Cases and Materials on Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously (with Bowman and Torrey)
Co-founder, Illinois Clemency Project for Battered Women
                "Law and the Emotions of Battered Women"

Monday, October 28, 2002, 4 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall

2002 Tyrrell Williams Speaker

Hon. E. Norman Veasey 
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
Former Chief Deputy Attorney General, Delaware
Chair, American Bar Association "Ethics 2000" Commission on the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct
                 "Reflections on Key Issues of the Professional Responsibilities of Corporate Lawyers in the 21st Century"
Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 11 a.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall
Charles W. Burson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary, Monsanto Company
Former Attorney General, Tennessee
Former Chief of Staff & Counselor to Vice President Al Gore
Argued election law case, Burson v. Freeman, Supreme Court of the United States

 

D. Bruce La Pierre
Professor of Law, Washington University
Former Special Master, Saint Louis Public School District desegregation case
Argued campaign finance case, Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC, Supreme Court of the United States
     "Campaign Finance Regulation: Money, Politics, and the First Amendment"
Spring 2003
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 11 a.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall

The Black Law Students Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker

Hon. Dennis W. Archer
President-elect, American Bar Association
Chairman, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Former Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Former Mayor, City of Detroit
    "The Value of Diversity: What the Legal Profession Must Do to
        Stay Ahead of the Curve"
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall

Co-sponsored by the Washington University School of Law Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Scott Turow 
Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
Former Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
Author, One L, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of Our Fathers, Personal Injuries, and Reversible Errors
           "Where Have You Gone, Perry Mason?"

Panelists:
Michael A. Kahn
Partner, Blackwell, Sanders, Peper, Martin, LLP
Adjunct Professor, Entertainment Law, Washington University
Author, The Canaan Legacy (Grave Designs), Death Benefits, Firm Ambitions, Due Diligence, Sheer Gall, Bearing Witness, and Trophy Widow


Marianne Wesson 
Professor of Law and Wolf-Nichol Fellow, University of Colorado
Former Assistant United States Attorney, District of Colorado
NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Legal Correspondent
Author, Render Up the Body and A Suggestion of Death

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 11 a.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall
Chai R. Feldblum
Professor & Director, Federal Legislation Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center
Former Legislative Counsel, ACLU, Washington, D.C.
Assisted in drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act
  "Rectifying the Tilt: Equality Lessons from Religion, Disability,
    Sexual Orientation, and Transgender"
Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 11 a.m. Anheuser-Busch Hall

Webster Society Annual Speaker

Hon. Thelton Henderson
Senior Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California
Former Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice
Former Directing Attorney, East Bayshore Neighborhood Legal Center
     "Social Change, Judicial Activism, and the Public Interest
      Lawyer"
Friday, March 14, 2003, 2 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall

Keynote speaker, Washington University School of Law Clinical Education Program and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference, "Promoting Justice through Interdisciplinary Teaching, Practice, and Scholarship"

Deborah L. Rhode
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law & Director, Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession, Stanford University
Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Women and the Profession
Author of numerous books, including In the Interests of Justice; Legal Ethics (with Luban); Professional Responsibility: Ethics by the Pervasive Method; Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Bartlett & Harris); and Speaking of Sex
     "Access to Justice: Ethical Responsibilities and Political
      Realities"
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 11 a.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Washington University

Angela P. Harris
Professor of Law, University of California-Berkeley
Former Rockefeller Fellow in Legal Humanities, Stanford University
Author, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (with Perea, Delgado & Wildman) and Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Bartlett & Rhode)
      "Colonies, Culture, and Capitalism: The Social 
       Responsibilities of Lawyers in a Neo-liberal Age"

Each program is eligible for MCLE credit; individual lectures are eligible for 1 MCLE credit each.
The October 28 and March 14 programs are eligible for MCLE ethics credit.

For more information, call (314) 935-4958, or visit the Web site at http://law.wustl.edu.


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