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BreyerPosted February 19, 2004
Justice Breyer to Speak at Public Interest Law Conference
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will give the keynote address at the Fifth Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The two-day, student–organized symposium draws attorneys and government officials together to survey the status of legal issues relating to social justice. The conference will begin Friday evening Feb. 27 with workshops designed to help law students find public service employment. Breyer will deliver the event's keynote address Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Law School's Caplin Auditorium.

Public Service and the LawThe Conference features panel discussions on wide-ranging topics including reformation of federal judicial appointments and the success of President Bush's No Child Left Behind education program. Other panels will deal with issues such as abortion litigation, the regulation of animals used in research, and how to balance privacy interests and security concerns after September 11. All panel discussions will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28. Last year's conference drew more than 500 participants from law schools across the eastern United States.

For more information, contact Conference co-chairs Trent Packer (tp8w@virginia.edu) or Carrie Apfel (cfa5u@virginia.edu), or visit the Conference website at www.student.virginia.edu/~law-conf/2004.
 

Conference on Public Service and the Law Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27: WORKSHOPS
4:00-5:15

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: GETTING A JOB IN PUBLIC INTEREST
(WB 101)

Panelists:

  • Lise Adams, Powell Fellow, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  • Kit Ballenger, Powell Fellow, Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland
  • Forrest Christian, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Constitutional Torts Staff
  • Maegan Conklin, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Kimberly Emery, Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest, University of Virginia

NON-TRADITIONAL LEGAL CAREERS (WB 102)

Panelists:

  • John DiPaolo, Executive Director, Partnership Schools of Temple University
  • Tim King, Co-Founder and CEO, The Philanthropy Group
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate Magazine

Moderator: Barbara Armacost, Professor of Law, University of Virginia

5:30-6:45

CLERKSHIPS (WB 102)

Panelists:

  • Melissa Arbus, Judge Diane Motz, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Emily Hanks, Judge Jeffrey Miller, Southern District of California
  • Trey Sibley, Judge Robert Payne, Eastern District of Virginia; Judge Karen Williams, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Moderator: Barry Cushman, Percy Brown, Jr. Professor of Law and History, F. Palmer Weber Research Professor, University of Virginia

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (WB 101)

Panelists:

  • Karen Grisez, Special Counsel for Public Service, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Mary Levy, Director of the Education Project for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Yvette Missri, Head of Pro Bono, Volunteers and Intake Program, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  • Debbie Segal, Chair of the ABA 's Standing Committee on Pro Bono; Public Service and Pro Bono Partner at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta .

Moderator: Richard Schragger, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia

7:00

DINNER in Caplin Pavilion
Panelists, moderators, conference coordinators, and invited faculty and guests. With guest speaker Forrest Christian.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
8:15-9:00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Bagel Lounge)

9:00-10:30

CRIMINAL LAW: Sentencing Guidelines (WB 152)

Panelists:

  • Michael Nachmanoff, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Mary Price, General Counsel, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
  • John Richter, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

Moderator: Stephen Smith, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia

EDUCATION: No Child Left Behind—Two Years Later (WB 154)

Panelists:

  • John DiPaolo, Executive Director for Partnership Schools of Temple University
  • Frederick M. Quayle, Virginia State Senator, Member, Senate Committee on Education and Health
  • Stewart D. Roberson, Superintendent, Hanover County (Virginia) Public Schools
  • Kent Talbert, Deputy General Counsel for Departmental and Legislative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator: Jim Ryan, Professor of Law, William L. Matheson & Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia

10:45-12:15

LEGISLATIVE/POLITICAL: Reforming Federal Judicial Appointments (WB 152)

Panelists:

  • Lillian BeVier, John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Class of 1963 Research Professor, Member, Committee for Justice
  • Nan Aron, Founder and President, Alliance for Justice
  • Daniel Bryant, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Neil MacBride, Chief Counsel to Senator Biden, Senate Judiciary Committee

Moderator: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Senior Editor

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW: Practicing National Security Law
(WB 154)

Panelists:

  • David Schiller, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Joe Whitley, General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia

12:15-1:00

LUNCH (Bagel Lounge)

1:00-2:30

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Balancing Privacy and Security After September 11 (WB 154)

Panelists:

  • Mark Bradley, Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy, Department of Justice, Office of Intelligence Policy and Review
  • Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University

Moderator: Elizabeth Magill, Professor of Law, John V. Ray Research Professor, University of Virginia

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: Regulating Use of Animals in Research (WB 152)

Panelists:

  • Sara Amundson, Deputy Director and Legislative Director, Doris Day Animal League
  • James Childress, John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics; Professor of Medical Education; Director, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia
  • Mindy Kursban, Chief Legal Counsel, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Moderator: Jonathan Cannon, Professor, General Faculty; Director, Center for Environmental Law Studies, University of Virginia

2:45-4:15

GENDER: Abortion Litigation (WB 152)

Panelists:

  • Sondra Goldschein, State Strategies Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
  • Karen Raschke, Chair, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
  • Jay Alan Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Moderator: Elizabeth Magill, Professor of Law, John V. Ray Research Professor, University of Virginia

CIVIL RIGHTS: The Future of Civil Rights (WB 126)

Panelists:

  • David Domenici, Executive Director, See Forever Foundation
  • Art Rogers, Pro Bono Coordinator, Employment Justice Center
  • Christopher Sipes, Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Ted Small Jr., President, Council on African American Affairs

Moderator: Anne Coughlin, O.M. Vicars Professor of Law, Class of 1948 Research Professor, Interim Director (2003-04), Center for the Study of Race and Law, University of Virginia

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW: Enforceable International Labor Standards (WB 154)

Panelists:

  • Elizabeth Drake, International Policy Analyst, AFL-CIO
  • Jorge Perez-Lopez, in his personal capacity
  • Dr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Director, Trade Unit, Organization of American States
  • Dr. V.S. Seshadri, Minister of Commerce, Embassy of India

Moderator: J. H. “Rip” Verkerke, Professor of Law; Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professor; Director, Program for Employment and Labor Law Studies, University of Virginia

4:30-5:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
(Caplin Auditorium)

5:30-6:30

CLOSING RECEPTION (Caplin Pavilion)

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