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Thirteenth Annual Liman Public Interest Colloquium

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Thursday, March 4, 2010
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Prison Litigation Workshop (sponsored by the Prison Legal Services Clinic)
4:15-4:25 p.m. Welcome
Room 127

Robert Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Sarah Russell, Director of Liman Public Interest Program and Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

Lewis Liman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York

4:30-6:20 p.m. The Hardening of Prison Conditions: Supermax, Segregation, and Solitary Confinement
Room 127

James Austin, President, JFA Institute

Sharon Dolovich, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

David Fathi, Director, ACLU National Prison Project

Craig Haney, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Moderator: Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Student Coordinator: Elina Tetelbaum

6:20-7:30 p.m. Criminal v. Civil Incapacitation: Local Jails, State Prisons, and Federal Detention
Room 127

Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner of the Department of Correction, New York City; Former Special Advisor to DHS Secretary Napolitano and Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections and Missouri Department of Corrections

Commentator: Ashbel T. Wall, II, Director, Rhode Island Department of Corrections

Student Coordiantor: Lindsay Nash

7:30-10:00 p.m. Honoring Brett Dignam, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Dining Hall (Dinner)

Master of Ceremonies: Robert Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Speakers:

Dennis Curtis, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

William W. Fick, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Public Defender Office, Massachusetts

Sara Norman, Managing Attorney, Prison Law Office

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Giovanna Shay, Assistant Professor of Law, Western New England College School of Law

Student Coordinators: Megan Quattlebaum and Emily Stirba

Friday, March 5, 2010
8:30-9:45 a.m. Concurrent Roundtables


 

Room 124 Confining Children

Rebecca Engel, Liman Fellow 2009-10, Bronx Defenders
Sonia Kumar, Liman Fellow 2009-10, ACLU of Maryland
Kathy Hunt Muse, Liman Fellow 2009-10, New York Civil Liberties Union
Charisa Smith, Liman Fellow 2006-07; Coordinator, NY Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

Room 128 Immigration Detention

 

Justin Cox, Liman Fellow 2008-09, formerly at CASA de Maryland
Jean Han, Liman Fellow 2009-10, Ayuda
Allegra McLeod, Liman Fellow 2008-09; Program on Global Justice Fellow, Stanford University
Margot Mendelson, Liman Fellow 2009-10, University of Arizona and Migration Policy Institute
Vasudha Talla, Liman Fellow 2009-10, Sanctuary for Families

Faculty Lounge Law Schools and Prisons

Andrea Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Brett Dignam, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Yale Law School
Megan Quattlebaum, Liman Fellow 2010-11; Yale Law School ’10

Room 110 Pretrial Detention and Diversion

Anita Khandelwal, Soros Fellow, The Defender Association, Seattle
Benjamin Plener, Liman Fellow 2009-10, Orleans Public Defender

Room 129 Prisoner Reentry

Alicia Bannon, Liman Fellow 2009-10, Brennan Center for Justice
Deborah Marcuse, Liman Fellow 2008-09; Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, Washington DC
Amy Meek, Reentry Coordinator, Mayor's Office of the City of New Haven
McGregor Smyth, Managing Attorney, Civil Action Practice and Reentry Net Director, Bronx Defenders
Helen C. Trainor, Project Director, Virginia Institutional Persons Project

10:00-11:45 a.m. Over-incarceration and Decarceration
Room 127

Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Brown University

Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Commentators:

Jeffrey Fagan, Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Professor of Law and Public Health, Columbia Law School

Tracey Meares, Deputy Dean and Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Moderator: Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Student Coordinator: Trevor Stutz

12:00-1:30 p.m. Courts, Congress, Prisons
Room 127

Mark Agrast, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice (tentative)

Lois Bloom, U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Brett Dignam, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Yale Law School

Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts

Anya McMurray, Counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee

Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program

Moderator: Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights; Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
Student Coordinators: Marisa VanSaanen and Jenny Zhao

1:45-3:15 p.m. From Classification to Reentry: Gender, Race, and Incarceration
Room 127

Kim Buchanan, Assistant Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law

Brenda Murray, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Co-chair, Women in Prison Committee of the National Association of Women Judges

Brenda V. Smith, Professor, Washington College of Law, American University

Moderator: Muneer Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Student Coordinator: Melissa Ader

3:30-5:15 p.m. Changing Prison Conditions and Cultures
Room 127

Kathy Boudin, Director, Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities, Columbia University School of Social Work

Lynn Branham, Visiting Professor of Law, St. Louis University School of Law; Washington University School of Law

Martin Horn, Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Alice Ristroph, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

Rebekah Tosado, Senior Advisor, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: James Forman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Student Coordinators: Aaron Littman and Jennifer Taylor

Sponsored by Yale Law School, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

For more information about the colloquium or about additional related programs, please contact Hope Metcalf at hope.metcalf@yale.edu or (203) 432-9404.