February 7, 2020

10:00 am, Eastern Time

4th Annual Shaping Justice Conference

10-11 a.m.


Clay Hall Lobby (in front of Caplin Pavilion)

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel 1 | Advocacy for Transgender Rights


Sponsored by Child Advocacy Research & Education, the Black Law Students Association and Lambda Law Alliance

  • Joaquin Carcaño, Lead Plaintiff in Carcaño v. Cooper
  • Bary Hausrath, Founder, BaryLaw
  • Ali Moros Taylor, Youth Leadership Council Member, Side by Side
  • Mia Yamamoto, Criminal Defense Attorney and Community Activist
  • Moderator: Emily Walpole ’20, University of Virginia School of Law

Panel 2 | The Intersections of Immigrant Rights and Environmental Justice


Sponsored by the Virginia Environmental Law Forum and the Immigration Law Program

  • Gustavo Angeles, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator, Virginia Chapter, Sierra Club
  • Jeannie Economos, Coordinator, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project, Farmworker Association of Florida
  • Chris Espinosa, Director of Public Outreach, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Miranda Cady Hallett, Assistant Professor, Human Rights Center Research Fellow, University of Dayton
  • Moderator: Kimberly Fields, Assistant Professor, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia

12:30-2 p.m.

Shaping Justice Awards Ceremony and Lunch

Caplin Pavilion

2:15-3:30 p.m.

Panel 3 | Technology and the Criminalization of Sex Work


Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Feminist Legal Forum and the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology

  • Kendra Albert, Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • David Grosso, Councilmember, District of Columbia
  • Lorelei Lee, Sex Worker, Community Organizer, Writer
  • Mia Little, Sex Worker, Educator, Organizer, Therapist-in-Training
  • Moderator: Anne Coughlin, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Panel 4 | Disability Rights 30 Years After the Passage of the ADA


Sponsored by the Health Law Association and Lambda Law Alliance

  • Michael Allen ’85, Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax
  • Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal, Washington
  • Chelsea Crawford, Associate, Brown, Goldstein & Levy
  • Anne Langford, Trial Attorney, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Steven Traubert, Director of Litigation, disAbility Law Center of Virginia
  • Moderator: Anjali Forber-Pratt, Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

3:45-5 p.m.

Panel 5 | Fighting for Reproductive Justice in a Time of Crisis


Sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at UVA Law

  • Monica Edwards, Federal Policy Manager, United for Reproductive & Gender Equity
  • Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, New York University School of Law
  • Kelsey Ryland, Director of Federal Strategies, All* Above All
  • Nicole Tortoriello, Secular Society Women’s Rights Advocacy Counsel, ACLU of Virginia
  • Dr. Emily Young, Staff Physician, Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic
  • Moderator: Lois Shepherd, Peter A. Wallenborn, Jr. and Dolly F. Wallenborn Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Professor of Public Health Sciences, Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Panel 6 | Dismantling Mass Incarceration Through Restorative Justice


Sponsored by the Virginia Law in Prison Project and American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

  • JJ Dahmer, Circle Keeper, North Denver Community-Building Circle, Restorative Justice Advocate
  • Liz Porter-Merrill, Restorative Justice Director, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
  • Shannon Sliva, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
  • Mikayla Waters-Crittenton, Executive Assistant/Program Associate, Restorative Justice Project, Impact Justice
  • Moderator: Josh Bowers, F.D.G. Ribble Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

5:15-6 p.m.

Keynote Address and Q&A With Reginald Dwayne Betts

Caplin Pavilion

6-7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

6-6:30 p.m.

Book Signing With Reginald Dwayne Betts

Caplin Pavilion

Register here.