Remembering the Dream

The Justice Action Center, the Racial Justice Project, the New York Law School Law Review, and the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union present:

Remembering the Dream, Renewing the Dream

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech and the March on Washington

Attendees at this conference were eligible for a maximum of 4.5 continuing legal education credits in professional practice for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

On the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and the March on Washington, leaders of the civil rights movement joined prominent civil and human rights attorneys and legal scholars to reflect on the impact Dr. King’s speech and the March had on the civil rights movement; examine civil rights enforcement in the federal courts; and discuss the legacy of these events today and for the future.

Date
Friday, September 13, 2013

Address
New York Law School
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Schedule of Events

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

  • Deborah N. Archer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Racial Justice Project, New York Law School

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel I: “The Fierce Urgency of Now”
The Impact of the March on Washington and “I Have a Dream” on the Struggle for Civil Rights
Attendees at this panel eligible for 1.5 CLE credits in professional practice

  • Moderator: David Schoenbrod, Trustee Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Kim Keenan, General Counsel, NAACP
  • Clarence Jones, Author of “Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation” and former personal counsel, advisor, and draft speech writer to Dr. King
  • Theodore Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School

12:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
Lunch Keynote

  • Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panel II: “Making Real the Promise of Democracy”?
A Half Century of Civil Rights Enforcement in the Federal Courts
Attendees at this panel eligible for 1.5 CLE credits in professional practice

  • Moderator: Edward Purcell, Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Theodore Eisenberg, Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law
  • Lauren Kay Robel, Van Nolan Professor of Law and Provost, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Ann Woolhandler, William Minor Lile Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel III: “We Shall Always March Ahead”
The Road Forward in Pursuit of Equality
Attendees at this panel eligible for 1.5 CLE credits in professional practice

  • Moderator: Elise Boddie, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School-Newark
  • Debo Adegbile, Senior Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Steven Shapiro, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union