Howard Schedule


  Thursday, April 1, 2004

2:00 p.m. Registration Opens

4:00 p.m. Brown 101 (for all Yale students and all conference attendees)

--- 4:10-5:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A with Theodore M. Shaw, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
--- 5:45-6:45 p.m. Breakout into small groups led by Howard University School of Law professors
· Professors Carmia N. Caesar, Lisa A. Crooms, Okianer Christian Dark,
Fulani N. Ipyana, Gwen R. Majette, Reginald Robinson

Introduction by -- Drew S. Days, III, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Break for Dinner

8:00 p.m. OPENING ADDRESS, Elaine R. Jones, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Welcome by -- Anthony T. Kronman, Dean of the Yale Law School
Introduction by -- Kurt L. Schmoke, Dean of the Howard University School of Law

Friday, April 2, 2004

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. The Road to Brown: Law and Politics in the 1940s and 1950s
· Mary L. Dudziak, Judge Edward J. & Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California
· Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, Senior Counsel, Blank Rome LLP
· Richard Kluger, Author Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality
· William Taylor, Chair, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights
Moderated by -- Drew S. Days, III, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said
· Michael J. Klarman, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia
· Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
· Honorable Michael W. McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
· Dennis Parker, Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General
Moderated by -- Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Beyond Brown: Courts, Congress, and Civil Rights
· Jeff Berman, Chief Counsel to U.s. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY); and Democratic Chief Counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Subcomittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
· Kathleen Cleaver, Senior Lecturer, African American Studies Department, Yale University
· Honorable Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, former U.S. Attorney General and Under Secretary of State
· Honorable Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Moderated by -- Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Professor of American Studies, Yale Law School

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Equal But Separate? The Shape of Public Education in America Today
· Robert Jackson, New York City Council Member, and Co-Founder, Campaign for Fiscal Equity
· Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Board of Education
· Gary Orfield, Professor of Education and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
· Dacia Toll, Director and Co-Founder, Amistad Academy
Moderated by -- Stephen T. Yandle, Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

6:30 p.m. Banquet & Party

Saturday, April 3, 2004

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Affirmative Action: Where Are We Now?
·Lincoln Caplan, Knight Senior Journalist, Yale Law School, and Editor, Legal Affairs Magazine
· John H. McWhorter, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
· Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Moderated by -- Richard Brooks, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

11:00 a.m. Brown as Icon: Discussing the Largeness of Brown
· Neil T. Gotanda, Professor of Law, Western State University College of Law
· Randall L. Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
· Richard Kluger, Author Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality
· Gay J. McDougall, Executive Director, Global Rights
· Gerald N. Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago
Moderated by -- Kenji Yoshino, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Discussion: What Brown Means to Me
· Melba Pattillo Beals, Author, Member of the Little Rock Nine
· Cheryl Brown Henderson, President, Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research
Moderated by -- Harlon Dalton, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Perspectives from the Frontline: A Conversation with Brown Litigators, the Honorable Constance Baker Motley and the Honorable Robert Carter
Moderated by -- Drew S. Days, III, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School

4:00 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. CLOSING ADDRESS, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY)
Introduction by -- Anthony T. Kronman, Dean of the Yale Law School

Reception Following


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Howard University
School of Law

Brown@50 Project
Chair
Prof. Okianer Christian Dark
Special Assistant to Chair
Altheria D. Myers
Communications Chair
Jacqueline Young
Administrative Assistants
Mia Woodard
David Dillard
Lani Shaw

HUSL Brown Website Webmaster
Prof. Steven D. Jamar

Howard-Yale
Planning Committee
Chair
Angela Polk
Brown 101 Coordinators
Hanna Blake Brown
Ara Parker

Brown Speaker Chair
Ara Parker
High School Day Coordinators
Erica Bradley
Lucericia Messiah

Logistics
Abdul Razak Aziz
Hillary Browne

Volunteer Coordinator
Chanelle Hardy
Publicity
Anthony Santagati
Faculty Advisors
Prof. Okianer Christian Dark
Prof. Harold McDougall


Yale Law School
Chair
Damara Griffith
Speakers Chairs
Jamal Greene
Candace Jackson

Publicity Chair
Laquesha Sanders
Publicity
Carine Williams
Treasurer
Robert Davis
Registration Chairs
Phyllis Jones
Kamil Redmond

Banquet
Diarra McKinney
Logistics
Naana Frimpong
Travel & Logistics
Kevin Chambers
Ambia Harper

Faculty Advisor
Professor Drew S. Days, III