Friday, February 12, 2010

“Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities” Conference


On Friday and Saturday, March 19-20, SALT and Golden Gate University School of Law are co-sponsoring the “Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities: an inter-discliplinary approach to law teaching.  Registration is now open.  Registration fees have been waived for conference presenters. 


Registration is $130 for the two-day conference.  Here is just a peek at the program.  Watch the website for the full program to be posted later this week:

· The conference begins with a Friday morning plenary: a conversation between Paul Butler, (George Washington University School of Law) author of Let's Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice, and Richard Delgado, (Seattle University School of Law)  on the criminalization of poverty. 

· Friday’s lunchtime speaker is Lauren Speeth, founding CEO of The Elfenworks Foundation, which is underwriting some of the costs of the conference. 

· Friday evening California Newsreel is sponsoring a wine and beer reception and showing a sneak preview of its documentary-in-progess “Turkey Creek,” about a Mississippi community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Producer Leah Mahan will be there to answer questions about the film. 

· Saturday’s morning plenary features Senior Judge Thelton Henderson, United States District Court, Northern District of California, introducing his life-long friend John Payton, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

· Saturday’s lunch includes Doug Colbert, (University of Maryland School of Law) challenging the academy to infuse the entire law school curriculum with the concept of the “public citizen” found in the Preamble to the Canons of Ethics. 

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