Buying Justice: How Big Money Defines Our Rights and Solutions that Level the Playing Field

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on November 2, 2015


Buying Justice: How Big Money Defines Our Rights and Solutions that Level the Playing Field

Friday, November 6, 2015

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Pennsylvania Law School


8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m.

Corporate Advantage? SCOTUS, the Defense Bar, and Rules that Keep Plaintiffs Out of Court

  • Robert Heim, Partner, Dechert
  • Sean Farhang, Professor of Law, and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley
    Allison Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

10:30 a.m.

Democracy for Sale: Global Corruption, Elite Influence, and U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Cole Bockenfeld, Deputy Director for Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy
  • Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Farahnaz Ispahani, Author and Former Member, Pakistan National Assembly

12:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker and Discussion
Brenda Wright, Vice President, Policy and Legal Strategies, Demos

1:00 p.m.

Voices at the Table: Working Together to Improve Education for Students in Philadelphia

  • Tamara Anderson, Parent, Educational Policy writer, and Organizer
  • Marjorie G. Neff, Chairwoman, School Reform Commission, School District of Philadelphia
  • Mike Wang, Executive Director, Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners; Managing Director, Philadelphia School Partnership

2:30 p.m.

The Cost of Economic Opportunity for Underserved Communities

  • Glenn Bryan, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, Penn Office of Government and Community Affairs
  • Dorcas Gilmore, Practitioner in Residence, American University Washington College of Law; Principal, Gilmore Khandhar, LLC
  • David Oh, Councilman, City Council of Philadelphia
  • Chris Rabb, Author, Invisible Capital; Social Impact Fellow, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute; Adjunct Professor, Temple University Fox School of Business
  • Alyssa Thomas, Manager, Kiva Zip Philadelphia

4:00 p.m.

Closing Conversation: The Inefficiencies and Inequities of Criminal Justice

  • Paul Heaton, Senior Fellow and Academic Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School

5:00 p.m.

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This event is free and open to all.

This program has been approved for 7.5 (5.5 substantive/2.0 ethics) hours of CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $150.00 ($75.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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