Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2009

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.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
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.

Responder Panelists:

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