2009-2010 Public Service Law Events, Speakers and Seminars

January 12 - Social Justice Tuesday
"CRIMMIGRATION: The merger of immigration enforcement into the criminal justice system and the growing trend of criminalizing migration."
Speaker: Ann Benson, Directing Attorney, Washington Defender Association’s Immigration Project

January 19 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Kicking Off the Innocent Project Northwest Documentary Film Series": "False Confessions"
Group Hosting: Innocence Project Northwest

January 26 - Social Justice Tuesday
"A False Sense of Security? Debating the Constitutionality of Profiling in Airports"
Speakers: Randy Gainer, Board Member, ACLU of Washington; Professor Eric Schnapper,
Group Hosting: MELSAW SALSA

February 2 - Social Justice Tuesday
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues in immigration
Speaker: Aaron Morris, Staff Attorney at Immigration Equality
Groups Hosting: Center for Human Rights, Outlaws, Immigrant Families Advocacy Project

February 9 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Legal Services to Individuals of Great Need"
Speaker: Alexandria Doolittle, Seattle Community Law Center
Group Hosting: Gates PSL Program

February 16 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Where are all the black people:"The crisis of African American enrollment in our nation’s leading law schools.
Speaker: Norma Rodriguez, Former Director UW Law School Admissions
Group Hosting: Black Law Students Association

February 23 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Meet Global Washington: Promoting& Supporting Global Development"
Speaker: Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director Global Washington
Group Hosting: Gates PSL Program

March 2 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Selective Abortion on the Basis of Fetal Disability: Ethical Implications"
Speakers: Dr. Denise Dudzinski, Associate Professor, UW Dept of Bioethics and Humanities, Dr. Sara Goering, Asst. Professor UW Philosophy, Dr. Sarah Prager, Asst. Professor UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anna Mastroianni Assoc. Professor of Law, UW Law-Assoc. Professor UW Institute for Public Health and Genetics
Group Hosting: Disability Law Alliance

March 9 - Social Justice Tuesday
Center for Women and Democracy: Women in Morocco
Speakers: Pramila Jayapal, Executive Director, One America, Jaime Hawk, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, Vicki Orrico, Co-Chair, Center for Women and Democracy
Group Hosting: Gates PSL Program

April 6 - Social Justice Tuesday
"Shackled During Labor: Medieval Practice, Modern Policy-Prisoners’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare"
Speakers: Sarah Ainsworth, Director Legal Voice, Kimberly Mays Activist and Graduate Student (who was shackled during labor and will share her experience)
Groups Hosting: LSRJ, IPNW and LWC

April 13 - Social Justice Tuesday
Art, Victim of War: Holocaust Era Art Reclamation Cases
Speaker: Author of Art Law in a Nutshell, Leonard Duboff
Group Hosting: Advocates for the Arts, Jewish Law Students Association

April 20 - Social Justice Tuesday
Turning Scientific Research into Environmental
Speakers: Dr. Amy Snover, Scientist with the Climate Impacts Group and Asst. Director of Center for Science in the Earth System; Spencer Reeder, Lead Policy Strategist for Climate Change at the Washington State Department of Ecology; Dr. Clare Ryan, Adjunct Professor in the School of Marine Affairs and Evans School of Public Affairs and Associate Professor in the College of Forest Resources at UW; Dr. Martha Groom, Associate Professor of Conservation Ecology at UW
Group Hosting: GreenLaw

April 27 - Social Justice Tuesday
DREAM ActM
Speaker: Siovhan Sheridan-Ayala
Group Hosting: Immigrant Families Advocacy Project

May 4 - Social Justice Tuesday
Organizing for Fun and (Non) Profit: Setting up Charity
Speaker: Nicholas Hudson, Candidate for LLM in Tax at UW Law
Group Hosting: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

May 11 - Social Justice Tuesday
Public Service Law Fellowships: The Inside Scoop
Speakers: Jeannie Nist (Team Child); Anita Khandelwal, The Defender Association; Mike Peters, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Group Hosting: Gates PSL Program

May 18 - Social Justice Tuesday
No More Deaths! – Human Rights Abuses from the Arizona Border to Washington State
Speakers: Maru Villalpando – Community Organizer with Washington Community Action Network; students from UW"s Latino Law Students Association
Group Hosting: Latino Law Students Association

May 25 - Social Justice Tuesday
The Legal Side of the Coast Guard
Speaker: LCDR Mark Zlomek
Group Hosting: UW Military Law Association

Last updated 3/22/2011