Economic Inequality in New York City: Causes and Solutions

TACKLING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
185 West Broadway
(Between Worth and Leonard Streets)

If you are concerned about economic inequality . . .

If you care about the future of New York City . . .

Join policymakers, advocates and academics for a symposium on the causes of and solutions to economic inequality. With a particular focus on NYC and racial disparities, panels will address:
-income and wealth
-home and community
-children and families and
-administration of justice.

Confirmed speakers and moderators include:
Eric Alterman, author, Inequality and One City; Andrew Beveridge, CUNY; Steven Banks, Comm’r, NYC Human Resources Admin.; Richard Buery, Dep. Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives; Vicki Been, Comm’r., NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development; Gladys Carrión, Comm’r, NYC Admin. for Children’s Services; Anthony Crowell, NYLS; Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont; Benjamin Dulchin, Ass’n for Neighborhood and Housing Development; Lance Freeman, Columbia University; Rachel Godsil, Seton Hall University School of Law and the NYC Rent Guidelines Board; Lisa Grumet, NYLS; Melanie Hartzog, Children’s Defense Fund-NY; Errol Louis, NY1; Carlin Meyer, NYLS; Hon. Jenny Rivera, NY Court of Appeals; Saskia Sassen, Columbia University; Ross Sandler, NYLS; Andrew Scherer, NYLS; Amy Ellen Schwartz, NYU; Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project; Nicholas Turner, Vera Institute of Justice; and David Udell, National Ctr. for Access to Justice.

CLE Materials

Children and Families CLE

Administration of Justice CLE

Home and Community CLE

Income and Wealth CLE

View speaker bios here:

Bios

TACKLING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

April 17, 2015

Program

 

9:00- 9:15 (Auditorium)

Welcoming remarks:

  • Anthony Crowell, Dean and President & Professor of Law, New York Law School (NYLS)
  • Ross Sandler, Professor of Law & Director, Center for New York City Law, NYLS
  • Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, NYLS

 

9:15-10:00 (Auditorium)

Breakfast roundtable

 

Moderator: Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 News and host of “Inside City Hall”

Panelists:

  • Eric Alterman, Author, Inequality and One City
  • Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York
  • Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor, City of New York

 

10:15 – 11:30 (Auditorium)

Income and Wealth

(This session is accredited for 1.5 CLE hours in Areas of Professional Practice)

 

Moderator: Carlin Meyer, Professor of Law, Emeritus, NYLS

Panelists:

  • Steven Banks, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services
  • Andrew A. Beveridge, Ph.D., President and CEO of Social Explorer, is a Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
  • Paul Sonn, General Counsel & Program Director, National Employment Law Project

 

11:30 – 12:45

Home and Community (Auditorium)

(This session is accredited for 1.5 CLE hours in Areas of Professional Practice)

 

Moderator: Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, NYLS

Panelists:

  • Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development
  • Benjamin Dulchin, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
  • Lance Freeman, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
  • Rachel D. Godsil, Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; Chair, New York City Rent Guidelines Board

 

1:00 – 2:00 (2nd Floor Events Center)

LUNCH

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Governor Howard Dean

 

2:15 – 3:30 (Auditorium)

Children and Families (Auditorium)

(This session is accredited for 1.5 CLE hours in Areas of Professional Practice)

 

Moderator: Lisa F. Grumet, Director, Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children and Families, NYLS

Panelists:

  • Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services
  • Melanie Hartzog, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-New York
  • Sophia Pappas, Chief Executive Officer, Division of Early Childhood Education, New York City Department of Education
  • Kim Sweet, Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New York

 

3:30 – 4:45 (Auditorium)

Administration of Justice

(This session is accredited for 1.5 CLE hours in Areas of Professional Practice)

 

Moderator: Deborah N. Archer, Professor of Law, NYLS

 

Panelists:

  • Elizabeth Glazer, Director, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, City of New York
  • Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals
  • Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice
  • David Udell, Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice; and Visiting Professor from Practice, Cardozo Law School

 

4:45 – 5:45 (5th floor cafeteria)

RECEPTION