Conference 2012

The (Dis)United States:  Diverse Experiences, Diverse Goals in LGBT Law

Harvard Law School Lambda’s 7th Annual Legal Advocacy Conference

Schedule

Panel 1: DOMA, Federalism, and LGBT Rights: Should Equality Be Left to the States?

  • Martha Minow (moderator), the Dean and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Barbara Cox, Clara Shortridge Foltz Professor of Law, California Western School of Law, San Diego
  • Jonathan Miller, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division of Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Joseph Singer, Bussey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Janson Wu, Staff Attorney, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (Boston, MA)

Panel 2: Geography of LGBT Family Life and Law

  • Erika Rickard (moderator), Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division of Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Joyce Kauffman, Founder, The Law Office of Joyce Kauffman (Cambridge, MA)
  • Richard Wilson, Partner, Grund & Leavitt (Chicago, IL)
  • Mitchell Katine, Founding Partner, Katine & Nechman LLP (Houston, TX)

Panel 3: Defending LGBT Rights in Socially Conservative States

  • Sarah Downer (moderator), Redstone Fellow, Family and Children’s Law Practice Unit, WilmerHale Legal Services Center (Jamaica Plain, MA)
  • Cliff Johnson, Partner, Pigott & Johnson and Mississippi Coordinating Counsel for Lambda Legal (Jackson, MS)
  • Aaron Tidman, Litigation Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Washington, DC)
  • Judith Sperling-Newton, Attorney, The Law Center for Children & Families (Madison, WI)
  • Denise Brogan-Kator, Executive Director, Equality Michigan

Dinner + Keynote Address

  • Richard Wilson, Partner, Grund & Leavitt

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