Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series 2010-2011

Kevin Washburn - 2010-2011 Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker

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 thirteen year.  The 2010-11 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.

2010-2011 Speakers

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bridgette Carr Speaker:  BRIDGETTE CARR
Profile:
Director, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School
Topic: Examining the Realities of Exploited Children and Child Trafficking in the U.S.
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Co-sponsored with: the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital, the Immigration Law Society, the International Law Society, and the Women's Law Caucus

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arsalan Iftikhar Speaker:  ARSALAN IFTIKHAR
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: The Muslim Guy
Topic: Islamic Pacifism
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Co-sponsored with: the Assembly Series, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, and the Muslim Law Student Association

Thursday, September 16, 2010

T. J. Stiles Speaker:  T. J. STILES
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) Book signing immediately following.
Profile:  Pulitzer Prize-winning Biographer
Topic:  "The Tyrants of Modern Society": Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Rise of the Modern Corporation and Modern Capitalism
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Co-sponsored with: the Law & Culture Initiative

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kevin Washburn Speaker:  KEVIN WASHBURN
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)
Profile: Dean, New Mexico School of Law
Topic:  Improving Criminal Justice for American Indians
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Co-sponsored with: Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School of Social Work, the Assembly Series and the Native American Law Student Association

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nicholas Kristof Speaker:  NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Time:
4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington University, Graham Chapel
Profile: Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist,  New York Times
Topic:  Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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Co-sponsored with: the Assembly Series, Brown School of Social Work, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dawn Johnson Speaker:  Dawn Johnsen
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Professor of Law, Indiana Law School
Topic:  Reflections on Promoting Liberty and the Rule of Law
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Co-sponsored with: the American Constitution Society and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Van Jones Speaker:  Van Jones
Time:
TBA
Location: Graham Chapel, Danforth Campus
Profile: Center for American Progress/Princeton University/Senior Policy Advisor, Green for All
Topic: Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy
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Co-sponsored with: Green Action and Law & Culture Initiative, in collaboration with the Assembly Series, Energy & Environmental Law Society, and Black Law Student Association

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bryan Stevenson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative SpeakerBryan Stevenson
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Co-director, Equal Justice & Capital Defender Clinic, N.Y.U. Law School/Executive Director, Equal Justice Institute
Topic: Poverty, Incarceration, and Injustice in America
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Co-sponsored with: the Black Law Student Association

Monday, March 7, 2011

Corynne McSherry Speaker: Corynne McSherry
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)
Profile: Senior Staff Attorney and Kahle Promise Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Topic: Defending Free Speech and Fair Use Online
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 Co-sponsored with: the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program

Friday, March 25, 2011

Susan Fiske Speaker:  Susan Fiske
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Profile: Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University 
Topic: Envy up, Scorn Down: How Social Status Divides Us
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Co-sponsored with: the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital; Women’s Law Caucus; and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

 

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