Register for the WLR Fall Symposium 2017: Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State

Symposium: Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State

WLR is proud to present its 2017 Symposium. Please find the symposium’s schedule below. The Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Please register for the event here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Symposium Schedule:

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • 8:30 – 9:00      Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15      Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Professor Tonya Brito
    • Dean Margaret Raymond
    • WLR Symposium Editors, Michael Annerino & Ena Kovacevic
  • 9:15 – 10:45    Panel 1: Nationwide Lawyer Mobilization for Refugee and Immigrant Justice
    • Anil Kalhan, Drexel University School of Law
    • Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, CAIR-CA
    • Pratheepan (Deep) Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University School of Law*
    • Michael Kagan, UNLV School of Law
    • Moderator: Alexandra Huneeus, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 10:45 – 11:00  BREAK
  • 11:00 – 12:30  Panel 2: Public Interest Law Organizations, Social Movements, and the Democratic State
    • Catherine Albiston, UC Berkeley School of Law
    • Scott Cummings, UCLA School of Law
    • Gwyn Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Kathryn Sabbeth, University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Moderator: Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin, Sociology Dept.
  • 12:30 – 12:45   BREAK
  • 12:45 – 2:15    Lunch Roundtable
    • Jennifer Tsai, Senior Access to Justice Advisor, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association
    • Elizabeth Chambliss, University of South Carolina School of Law and Director, NMRC Center on Professionalism
    • John Pollock, Executive Director, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
    • David Udell, Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School
    • Moderator: Marsha Mansfield, University of Wisconsin Law School (invited, not yet confirmed)
  • 2:15 – 2:30      BREAK
  • 2:30 – 4:00      Panel 3: Empirical Study of Access to Justice
    • Tonya Brito, University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Anna Carpenter, University of Tulsa College of Law and Alyx Mark, Dept. of Political Science, North Central College**
    • Rebecca Sandefur, University of Illinois College of Law
    • Colleen Shanahan, Temple University Beasley School of Law and Director, Justice Lab at the Sheller Center for Social Justice
    • Moderator: Susannah Tahk, University of Wisconsin Law School
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