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Schedule of Events

YALE LAW SCHOOL
ALUMNI WEEKEND NOVEMBER 4, 5, AND 6, 2011
Human Rights in a Turbulent World

Schedule of Events

Hospitality Areas
Friday, November 4 • 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 5 • 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Student Lounge and the Alumni Reading Room

The exact location in the Law School of Friday’s and Saturday’s panel discussions and Saturday’s talk with Harold Koh will be posted in the school’s main hallway and in the Registration Room during Alumni Weekend.

Friday, November 4

1:30 – 7:30 PM
Registration
Room 122

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion:  YLS Student Involvement in Human Rights —Advocacy and Adjudication

Hear from current YLS students about their work in various clinics, including the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and about their experiences during summer fellowships.

Moderator: James J. Silk ’89, Clinical Professor of Law, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Panelists: Five current students

4:15 – 5:30 PM
Panel Discussion:  Advancing Human Rights through International and Domestic Courts

Moderator: Lea Brilmayer, Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Panelists:
Dapo Akande, University Lecturer in Public International Law, and Co-Director, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford University
Sarah Cleveland ’92, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School
Ruth Wedgwood ’76, Edward Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy; and Director, International Law and Organizations Program, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Luzius Wildhaber ’65 LL.M., ’68 J.S.D., Former Judge and President, European Court of Human Rights

5:30 – 6:30 PM
Student Activity Fair
Law School Dining Hall

Yale Law School has more than 50 student organizations. Many of them will be at the Fair. Meet students and see what activities they are involved in today over cider and donuts. For a complete list of student organizations, go to ww.law.yale.edu/studentlife/studentorganizations.htm.

6:45 PM
All Alumni Reception and Dinner
University Commons (Enter either on the corner of College and Grove Streets or from Beinecke Plaza off Wall Street)

After dinner, stay for coffee, beer, wine, and a dessert medley, and spend more time socializing with friends! 

Saturday, November 5

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Fun Run
Meet in front of the Law School at 127 Wall Street

Join Yale Law School’s Ian Ayres ’86, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, for an early morning 5K run.

8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Registration
Room 122

8:00 – 9:30 AM
Alumni-Student Breakfast Connections
Room 120

Be matched with current students so that you can chat about common areas of interest.  Go to www.law.yale.edu/alumnibcsurvey by Thursday, October 20 to fill out a short survey.  You must complete the survey to participate.

8:00 – 10:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
Law School Dining Hall

Breakfast will be available in the Dining Hall for anyone who is not participating in the alumni-student matching breakfast in Room 120.

9:30 – 10:45 AM
Panel Discussions (two concurrent sessions)

I. Emerging Challenges to the Freedom of Expression: From Hate Speech to Social Networks

Moderator: Robert C. Post ’77, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panelists:
Floyd Abrams ’59, Senior Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Susan Benesch ’01, Senior Fellow and Director, Speech and Violence Project, World Policy Institute 
Anupam Chander ’92, Professor and Director, California International Law Center, UC Davis
Jeffrey Rosen ’91, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

II. Reporting on Human Rights: The Responsibility of Journalists and NGOs?

Moderator: Edward R. Girardet ’91 M.S.L., Journalist; and Director, Institute for Media and Global Governance

Panelists:
Lucy A. Dalglish ’88 M.S.L., Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Mark Danner, Chancellor’s Professor of Journalism and English, UC Berkeley; and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities, Bard College
Gary Knight, Founder, VII Photo Agency; and Director, The Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice, Tufts University
Kenneth Roth ’80, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Panel Discussions (two concurrent sessions)

III. Constitutional Rights/Human Rights:  Analogues, Intersections, and Differences

Moderator: Reva Siegel ’86, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panelists:
Lani Guinier ’74, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Pamela S. Karlan ’84, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School
Cristina M. Rodriguez ’00, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; and Professor of Law (on leave), NYU School of Law
Kenji Yoshino ’96, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

IV. Navigating the Tension Between National Security and Human Rights

Moderator: Oona A. Hathaway ’97, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Panelists:
David Cole ’84, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
William Lietzau ’89, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy
Steven R. Ratner ’86, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
W. Michael Reisman ’64 LL.M., ’65 J.S.D., Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Matthew C. Waxman ’99, Associate Professor, Columbia Law School

12:45 PM
All Alumni Luncheon
University Commons (Enter either on the corner of College and Grove Streets or from Beinecke Plaza off Wall Street)

Opening Remarks:
John R. Firestone ’85, President, Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
Robert C. Post ’77, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Presentation of the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit to:
Luzius Wildhaber ’65 LL.M., ’68 J.S.D., Former Judge and President of the European Court of Human Rights Presented by: Dean Robert C. Post ’77

2:45 – 4:30 PM
Informal Class Activities

4:30 – 5:30 PM
International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy: The View from Foggy Bottom

Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law, and former Dean, Yale Law School

Saturday, November 5 evening

6:00 PM Class Reunion Receptions and Dinners

6:30 PM Class Reunion Receptions
(Class of 1961 at 6:00 PM)

7:30 PM Class Reunion Dinners
(Class of 1961 at 8:00 PM)

Sunday, November 6
Please note the clock returns to standard time on this morning.

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration
Room 122

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Class Reunion Brunches

Register online at www.regonline.com/aw2011register