2014 Convention Schedule



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Thursday, June 19
 

 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Effective Advocacy for Judicial Nominations
 
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Student Retreat
 
 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Speed Networking
 
 4:00 p.m.Silent Auction Opens
 
 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Opening Session: Making Your Way In-House
 
 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Attendee Welcome Meet Up
 
 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.VIP Reception*
 
 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Gala Dinner
 
  Progressive Champion Award to Peter Edelman
 
  Carliner Award
 
  Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Professor Theodore Shaw in Conversation
 
 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Student Chapter Happy Hour
 


Friday, June 20
 

 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Judicial Nominations Task Force Breakfast*
 
 8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.Lawyer Chapter Leadership Session
 
 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Book Signing for Michael Waldman’s "The Second Amendment: A Biography"
 
 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Silent Auction
 
 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Keynote Address: Rep. Robert C. (Bobby) Scott
 
 9:15 a.m.  – 10:45 a.m.Plenary Panel: "Judicial Activism" Then and Now
 
 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Book Signing for Laurence Tribe’s "Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution"
 
 11:00 a.m.  – 12:15pmBreakout Sessions
 
  
  •  The Privatization of America
  
  •  Protecting Women's Reproductive Health Care in a Hostile Era
  
  •  Race and the Law in 2014: Still Separate and Unequal?
  
  • Workers and their Unions:  Knox, Harris and the Aftermath
     
 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Lunch
 
  Lawyer Chapter Awards
 
  Progressive Champion Award to Roderick A. Palmore
 
  Plenary Discussion: Reflections on Windsor
 
 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Plenary Panel: Beyond a Broken Beltway:  State Courts, Legislatures and Cities as Venues for Progressive Change
 
 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
 
  
  • Executive Power in a Time of Political Dysfunction
  
  • Seeking an End to Racial Profiling
  
  • Voting Rights in the Post-Shelby County Era
  
  • The Web as the New Battleground over Free Expression
     
 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.Plenary Panel: Judging Civil Legal Aid
 
 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Reception & Silent Auction Close
 
 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Convention Happy Hour
 

 

Saturday, June 21
 

 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Faculty Advisor Breakfast
 
  Next Generation Leaders Breakfast
 
 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plenary Panel: Shedding Light on the PRISM of Government
 
 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
 
  
  • Beyond Citizens United and McCutcheon: What Next for Campaign Finance Regulation? 
  
  • Is There a Better Way to Appoint Federal Judges?
  
  • Polluted Equality? The State of Environmental Justice
  
  • Your Day in Court?: The Undermining of Access to Justice
     
 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Keynote Address: Gov. Ted Strickland
 
 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
 
  Constance Baker Motley Writing Competition Award
 
  Reproductive Rights and Justice Award (in conjunction with the Center for Reproductive Rights)
 
  Cudahy Award
 
 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
 
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Student Networking Dinners
 
 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ACS Night at the Theater: Capitol Steps

 

*Invitation Only