Public Service Law Week (P*LAW)

Date

January 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

12 Noon – room 1008

Title: Police Responses to Mental Health-Related Calls Involving People of Color

Moderator: Sara Sucher, 1L
Speakers:
Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., Community Activist & Co-Founder, Westchester Coalition for Police Reform Debra S. Cohen, Co-Chair, Civil Rights Practice Group, Newman-Ferrara LLP & Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Randolph M. McLaughlin, Co-Chair, Civil Rights Practice Group, Newman-Ferrara LLP & Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

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12 Noon – Moot Court Room

Title: The Legal Status of Puerto Rico and Its Role in Disaster Recovery

Moderator:  Katie Kuhl, 2L
Speakers:
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Patricio Martínez-Llompart, 3L at Columbia Law School and a student coordinator of Ayuda Legal Huracán María who is helping facilitate the planning of U.S. law school brigades to Puerto Rico
Carlos Vargas Ramos, Ph.D., Research Associate in Public Policy, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College/CUNY
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4 pm – Moot Court Room

Title: School to Prison Pipeline

Moderator:  Dinu Ahmed, 2L
Speakers:
Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney, Education Law Specialist, and Coordinator of the Education Task Force, Bronx Legal Services
Michelle Reyes, Parent Leader, New Settlement Parent Action Committee