The American Constitution Society Northeast Regional Student Convening will bring together lawyers and law students from across the Northeast to hear leading practitioners, government officials, judges, and academics discuss a progressive vision for the future of equality across a number of salient policy issues.

Register now for FREE here. 

Registration includes: breakfast and coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning, lunch on Saturday, drinks and appetizers on Saturday night, and access to a weekend of fantastic speakers, exciting progressive thought, and regional networking! For those coming from out of town, free lodging will be available with Harvard ACS students on Friday and Saturday.

CONVENING SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 16, 2013

9:30-9:55am BREAKFAST

10:00-10:10am WELCOME ADDRESS  Martha Minow – Dean of Harvard Law School

10:10-10:45am KEYNOTE ADDRESS  Tony West – Associate Attorney General of the United States

11:00am-12:00pm CRIMINAL JUSTICE: DISCRETION, MASS INCARCERATION, AND DEFENDANTS’ RIGHTS

  • Moderator: Charles J. Ogletree – Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Ronald S. Sullivan – Director, Criminal Justice Institute; Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Andrew Crespo – Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Jessica Eaglin – Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, Justice Program

 

12:00-1:00pm LUNCH AND STUDENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:00-2:00pm LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT: FROM UNIONS AFTER 2010 TO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

  • Moderator: Brishen Rogers – Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Shannon Liss-Riordan – Partner, Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.
  • Michael Fischl – Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Lydia Edwards – Director, Legal Services and the Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinic at the Brazilian Immigrant Center in Boston

 

2:15-3:15pm THE PRICE OF JUSTICE: CAMPAIGN FINANCE DEREGULATION AND THE THREAT TO STATE JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

  • Moderator: Jon Hanson – Alfred Smart Professor of Law, Harvard LawSchool
  • Ellen Weintraub – Chair, Federal Election Commission
  • Alicia Bannon – Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, Democracy Program
  • Bert Brandenburg – Executive Director, Justice at Stake

 

3:30-4:30pm FEATURED REMARKS  Mo Cowan – former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

5:00-7:00pm HAPPY HOUR AND REGIONAL NETWORKING Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub in Harvard Square  96 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA

7:30pm SMALL GROUP NETWORKING DINNERS

 

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

9:00-9:25am BREAKFAST

9:30-10:30am EQUALITY IN THE INTERNET AGE: PRIVACY LAW, DATA ACCESS, AND THE NSA

  • Moderator: Christopher T. Bavitz – Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic atthe, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Clinical Instructor &
Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Judge James G. Carr – U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S.Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2002-2008
  • Andrew Crocker – Legal Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Alex Abdo – Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project

 

10:45-11:45am ACCESS TO COURTS: ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS, CLASS ACTIONS, AND DUE PROCESS AFTER AMERICAN EXPRESS

  • Moderator: Lauren Willis – Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard LawSchool
  • David Webber – Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School ofLaw
  • Max Weinstein – Clinical instructor, Predatory Lending & ConsumerProtection Clinic, WilmerHale Legal Services Center.
  • Lauren Guth Barnes – Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

 

11:45-12:00pm CLOSING REMARKS