elow is the preliminary schedule for the Fall 2009 CAP course Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A). We will update this schedule as we finalize additional speakers and responders. Please see the Course Information, Syllabus, and Schedule for further details.
|1||Sept. 3||Course Overview||Elizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program
Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law and Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program
|2||Sept. 10||Children Dying While In Prison||Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative|
|3||Sept. 24||Reforming Juvenile Justice Systems: Spotlight on New Orleans Post-Katrina||LaKeytria Felder, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
Dana Shoenberg, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
|4||Oct. 1||The Secret History of School Choice: A Civil Rights Perspective||James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown; Co-founder, Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington D.C.
|5||Oct. 8||The Crisis in International Adoption: Positions in the Debate||Paulo Barrozo, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School
David Smolin, Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
|6||Oct. 15||Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education||Margaret Blood, Founder and President, Strategies for Children Inc.
Richard Weissbourd, Lecturer in Education, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Graduate School of Education
|7||Oct. 22||Prosecuting Child Abuse: Medical and Legal Perspectives||David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Alice Newton, MD, Director of the Child Protection Team, Children’s Hospital, Boston
|8||Oct. 29||The Pros and Cons of Expanding Children’s Constitutional Rights||James Dwyer, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
Martin F. Guggenheim, Boxer Family Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law
|9||Nov. 5||Strategies for Reforming Child Protective Systems: The Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate and Other Strategies||Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate, Massachusetts
Erik Pitchal, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
|10||Nov. 12||Social Entrepreneurship Under the Obama Administration: The New White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation||Eric Schwarz, C.E.O. and Founder, Citizen Schools|
|11||Nov. 19||Social Entrepreneurship: “A Kind of Genius,” and the Afterschool Alliance||Herb Sturz, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute; Founding Chairman, The After-School Corporation; Founding Director, Vera Institute of Justice; Board of Directors, Afterschool Alliance
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
|12||Dec. 3||Evaluating Success in Child Welfare Reform: Spotlight on Early Home Visitation||Katya Fels Smyth, Founder, On the Rise; Founder, The Full Frame Initiative
David Olds, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine; Director, Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, Univ. of Colorado Denver