Liman Colloquium Goes Local: Federalism and Public Interest Law, March 6-7
Participants and speakers will include scholars from law and the social sciences from Columbia, Emory, NYU, the University of Virginia, and Yale Universities; judges; state attorneys general; local government officials; students; leading public interest advocates; and the Liman Public Interest Fellows.
The first panel discussion, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., examines the roles taken by state attorneys general, city attorneys, and other officials. Panelists will include Richard Blumenthal, the Attorney General of Connecticut; Robert Hermann, Director, New York Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform; Dennis Herrera, City Attorney of San Francisco; William Marshall, Ohio Solicitor General; and James Tierney, Director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and former Attorney General of Maine.
Friday's panels will address: “Revising the History and Understanding the Present: The Role of Local Leadership and Advocates”; “Coordination Across States: Horizontal Federalism”; “Defining the Public Interest: The Role and Networks of State Courts”; “Mapping Public Interest Advocates Onto the Federal Structure of the United States: Conflicts and Coordination, Local Chapters and National Offices”; and “Vertical Federalism: The Pros and Cons of National Preemption.”
Lunchtime speakers, addressing the roles of state and federal courts, will be Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Ellen Ash Peters, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court; Randall T. Shepard, Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court; and the Honorable Janet C. Hall, U.S. District Judge, District of Connecticut, who is also the current chair of the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
The Liman Program supports Yale Law School graduates pursuing public interest projects; summer Fellows at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, and Yale Universities; reading groups; workshops; and specific focused efforts.
Eight Liman Fellows who are graduates of Yale Law School have been selected for public interest fellowships in 2008-2009. The Fellows and their host organizations are: Justin Cox, CASA de Maryland, Silver Spring, MD; Zahra Hayat, National Center for Youth Law, Oakland, CA; Stacie Jonas, Southern Migrant Legal Services, Nashville, TN; Deborah Marcuse, Community Services Administration, Mayor’s Office, City of New Haven, CT; Allegra McLeod, Immigration Justice Project, San Diego, CA; Marisol Orihuela, ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Tan, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, New York, NY; and Tianna Terry, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
To register for the Liman Colloquium, email Lucinda Currell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-432-9165. Advance registration is required and space may be limited.
For more information, including the complete schedule, a description of panels and speakers, bibliographical materials, and information on the Liman Programs, Workshop, and Fellows, visit the Liman website at www.law.yale.edu/liman.