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Reunion 2003


4:00 PM
James A. Thomas Lecture: “Out of the Grutter and Into the Mainstream: From Adversity to Diversity”  Presented by Lani Guinier ’74, Bennet Boskey Professor, Harvard Law School

8:15 PM
Salt & Pepper Gospel Singers and Panel Discussion: Yale Law School Alumni Supreme Court Clerks During the Brown Era

Moderator: Owen M. Fiss, Sterling Professor of Law

Clerks: Frederick M. Rowe ’52, Clerked 1952-1953 for Justice Tom C. Clark

William D. Rogers ’51, Clerked 1952-1953 for Justice Stanley F. Reed


9:30 AM
Session I: “Re-Imagining Equality: Social Movements Transforming and Extending Brown

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

Panelists: William N. Eskridge, Jr. ’78, John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School

Catherine A. MacKinnon ’77, Ph.D., ’87, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Thomas A. Saenz ’91, Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Kendall Thomas ’82, Professor and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Law & Culture, Columbia Law School

9:30 AM
Session II: “Brown" ‘On the Ground’: The Elusive Quest for Desegregation in Schools and Housing”

Moderator: Drew S. Days, III ’66, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panelists: Eleanor Brown ’99, Partner, Prism Capital Services Limited, Jamaica; Gary Orfield Professor of Education and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Robert Solomon, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Yale Law School

William L. Taylor, ’54, Chairman, Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights

11:00 AM
Session III: “Race and Political Represenation”

Moderator: Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School

Panelists: Jerome Gray, State Field Director, Alabama Democratic Conference, The Black Political Caucus of Alabama.

Samuel Issacharoff ’83, Harold R. Medina Professor in Procedural Jurisprudence, Columbia School of Law

Pamela S. Karlan ’84, Kenneth & Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School

Richard H. Pildes, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

11:00 AM
Session IV: “Race and Crime: Has Anything Changed?”

Moderator: Dan M. Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panelists: David D. Cole ’84, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Randall L. Kennedy ’82, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Tracey L. Meares, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

12:30 PM
Presentation of the YLSA Award of Merit
Drew S. Days, III ’66, Alfred M. Ranking Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and former Solicitor General of the United States

Introduction by Anthony T. Kronman ’75, Dean, Yale Law School