Schedule of Events


Thursday, April 3, 2014

7:00-11:00pm Welcome Reception (Sexton Hall)

Featuring: Micia Mosely, Performance Artist

Friday, April 4, 2014

8:30-9:00am Registration and Breakfast (Greenberg Lounge)

9:00-9:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Chelsea Stevens ‘14
Symposium Editor, Review of Law and Social Change

Brence Pernell ‘15
Symposium Chair, NYU BALSA

Andrew Neidhardt ’14
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Review of Law and Social Change

9:30-11:00am Panel One: What can we do to protect diversity initiatives in colleges and universities?

Terron Ferguson, Moderator
JD Candidate, NYU Law 2015
Political Action Committee Member, BALSA

Nancy DiTomaso
Vice Dean for faculty and research professor, Rutgers Business School

Leslie Yalof Garfield
Professor of Law, Pace University

Robert Kim
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach, Office for Civil Rights

Ada Meloy
General Counsel for American Council on Education

11:15-12:45pm Panel Two: Affirmative Action in Education: How It Began and Where We Are Today

Thomas Dollar, Moderator
JD Candidate, NYU Law 2015
Staff Editor, Review of Law and Social Change

Mark Brodin
Professor of Law, Boston College

Kevin Brown
Law Professor, Indiana University

Vinay Harpalani
Assistant Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Maureen Mahoney
Attorney, Latham & Watkins, Washington, D.C.
Argued before the US Supreme Court on behalf of the University of Michigan in Grutter v. Bollinger

Tonya Robinson
Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy

Mark Rosenbaum
Chief Counsel, ACLU of Southern California
Argued before the US Supreme Court on behalf of the plaintiffs in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

1:00-2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00-3:30pm Panel Three: Race and Class-Based Affirmative Action Initiatives: How to navigate the simultaneous pursuit of racial and economic opportunity

Deborah Malamud, Moderator
AnBryce Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Dalton Conley
Professor of Sociology, Medicine, and Public Policy, NYU

Luke C. Harris
Professor of Political Science, Vassar College

Melissa Hart
Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Richard Kahlenberg
Senior Fellow, Century Foundation

3:45-4:45pm Keynote Address

Nick Melvoin ’14, Introduction
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Review of Law and Social Change

Dennis Parker
Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program

5:00-6:00pm Closing Remarks and Reception

Danielle Arbogast
2014-15 Co-Editor-In-Chief, Review of Law and Social Change

Lisette Martinez
2014-15 Co-Editor-In-Chief, Review of Law and Social Change

2012 Symposium Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 4

First Evening Welcome

7:00 – 8:30 Stage Reading of American Foundation for Equal Rights & Broadway Impact’s  8, by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.  Performed by Epic Theater Company.  Tishman Auditorium.

8:30  Q&A and Discussion of How Stories Change Minds with Ryan Kendall, Ron Russell, and Adam Umhoefer. Moderated by Vice Dean Randy Hertz.  Tishman Auditorium.

Friday, October 5

Morning Session

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by Review of Law & Social Change, Dean Richard L. Revesz, and Professor Kenji Yoshino.  Tishman Auditorium.

9:30 – 11:00 Keynote Event: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow interviews Perry litigators David Boies (LL.M. ’67) and Theodore B. Olson.  Tishman Auditorium.

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 1: How has Perry affected the work of LGBTQ advocates working on issues other than marriage, or on marriage in ways other than litigation? A conversation with Andrea J. Ritchie, Reva Siegel & Evan Wolfson, moderated by Kenji Yoshino.  Greenberg Lounge.

12:30 Lunch break

Afternoon Session

1:30 – 3:00 Panel 2: How has Perry affected other marriage-rights litigation strategies? A conversation with Matt Coles, Jon W. Davidson, Jennifer C. Pizer (’88) & Paul M. Smith.  Moderated by Roberta A. Kaplan.  Greenberg Lounge.

3:00  Break – Coffee and refreshments provided

4:00 – 5:30 Panel 3: If Perry goes to the Supreme Court, how–in an ideal world–should it be decided? A conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky, David Cruz (’94), William Eskridge, Jr., and Melissa Murray.  Moderated by Therese Stewart.  Greenberg Lounge.

Find out more about the Symposium’s panelists, moderators, and keynote speakers.

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