The Milbank Tweed Forum 2009-2010 Schedule

Spring 2010

Jan. 20

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell": How to Influence The Policy
Co-sponsored by the Dean's Workshop Series on LGBT Rights
Panelists:
Joseph Donnelly, Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Rose Saxe, Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project
Tobias B. Wolff, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Chair of LGBT Policy for the Obama Campaign
Moderator:
Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

Jan. 27

After the Fall:  How Should Financial Institutions Be Regulated?
Panelists:
James Sterngold, Financial Correspondent, Bloomberg News
Lewis B. Kaden, Vice Chairman Citigroup Inc.
Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor and Attorney General of New York
Geoffery Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Central Banks and Financial Institutions
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

Feb. 3

Legalizing Drugs:  What Would a Regulatory Framework Look Like?
Panelists:
Deborah Smalls, Executive Director and founder of Break the Chains
Sanho Tree, Fellow, Drug Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Oren Bar-Gill, Professor of Law, NYU
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

Feb. 10

3L and Alumni Judicial Clerkship Orientation
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM 
Location: Furman Hall, 210
Description: The process for applying for clerkships will be discussed and helpful materials, including the NYU Judicial Clerkship Handbook and Appendix, will be distributed. All 3L students and alumni with an interest in clerking should attend this meeting.

Feb. 17

Citizens United v. FEC:  Did The Court Get It Right?  What Happens Next?
Co-sponsored by the Voting Justice Project and the NYU ACLU
Panelists:

Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law
Monica Youn, Counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

Feb. 24

Lessons for Activists:  What Law School Didn't Teach Me (Or I Didn't Stop to Learn)
Panelists:
Alina Das, Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Rights Clinic
Robin Steinberg, Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders
Watch the video here.


Mar. 3

Do we have too many lawyers (and too much litigation)?
Panelists:
Philip Howard, Author of Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America
Steven Croley, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Burt Neuborne, Professor of Law, New York Univeristy School of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

Mar. 10

Does the United States Incarcerate Too Many People?
Panelists:
Bryan Stevenson, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Rachel Barkow, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, room 204
Watch the video here.

Mar. 17

Spring Break (No Forum)

Mar. 24

How Much Regulation is Too Much:  Has the Pendulum Shifted Too Far in the Obama Administration
Panelists:
Sally Katzen, Managing Director, the Podesta Group, and OIRA Administrator during the Clinton Administration
Richard L Revesz, Dean, Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Boyden Gray, Partner, Gray & Schmitz LLP and Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

Mar. 31

How to Succeed in Law Jobs (While Really Trying)
Panelists:
David Lat, Managing editor, AboveTheLaw.com
Evan Chesler, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Carol Kanarek, JD MSW, Career Management for Lawyers
Louise Melling, Director, Center for Liberty, ACLU
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

April 7

Should You Go Into Politics?  (And How)
Panelists:
Anthony Foxx, '96,  Mayor of Charlotte, NC 
Robert Straniere, '65, LL.M. '69, former Republican New York State Assembly Member, 62nd District
Erin Scharff, '11
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

April 14

Judging and Personality:  What Does a Judges’ Biography Tell Us?
Panelists:
Joan Biskupic, Author and Journalist
Judge Harry Edwards, Senior Circuit Judge, Chief Judge Emeritus, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at The George Washington University and the Legal Affairs editor of The New Republic
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214
Watch the video here.

April 21


Same-Sex Marriage: Whether, When and How
Co-sponsored by the Dean's Workshop Series on LGBT Rights

Panelists:
David Boies, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Matt Coles, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU
Paula Ettelbrick, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law 
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Room 220
Watch the video here.

 

Fall 2009

SeptEMBER 16

The Debate over Health Care Reform
Panelists:
Richard Epstein, Visiting Professor of Law
Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Location: Vandberbilt Hall, Greenberg
Watch the video here.

September 23

How to Pick your Substantial Writing Topic
Barry Friedman, Vice Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law
in conversation with:
Rush Atkinson '10
Nikhil Dutta '10
Cathy Sharkey, Professor of Law
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Associate Professor of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, room 204
Watch the video here.

SeptEMBER 30

Academic Freedom v. Equality: A Debate Inspired by the Dr. Li-Ann Thio Appointment
Panelists:
Deb Ellis, Assistant Dean for Public Interest Law Center
Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law
Moderator:
Amy Adler, Professor of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

October 7

Prosecuting Torture:  How High Should it Go?
Featuring the Alliance for Justice Short Film: “Tortured Law”
Panelists:
Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice
Stephen Gillers, Emily Kempin Professor of Law
Karen Greenberg, Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security
Samuel Rascoff, Assistant Professor of Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

October 14

Is what's good for GM good for America?
Panelists:

Barry Adler, Bernard Petrie Professor of Law and Business
Troy McKenzie, Assistant Professor of Law
Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law
Sander L. Esserman, Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

October 21

The Supreme Court's New Term (and New Justice)
Panelists:

Rachel Barkow, Professor of Law
Paul Clement, Partner at King & Spalding, former United States Solicitor General
Barry Friedman, Vice Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law
Jeffrey Toobin,The New Yorker, Senior Legal Analyst for CNN, Author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

October 28

Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice- "Should Good People Be Prosecutors?"
A Book Talk with Professor Paul Butler of George Washington University Law

Co-sponsored by the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University School of La
Panelists:
Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor, provides legal commentary for CNN, NPR, and the Fox News Network
Anthony Barkow, Executive Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Watch the video here.

November 4

[No Forum]

November 11

How To Take Exams - And Outline - And Study for Them
Panelists:

Barry Friedman, Vice Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law
Ben Stoll '10
Carmen Iguina '10
Allison Westfahl-Kong '10
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium
Watch the video here.
Slides from the Forum

November 18

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Voicing Issues of Difference and Critical Perspectives in the Classroom and Everywhere Else
Panelists:
Dr. Elizabeth Tillinghast '85, MD, Psychiatrist
Erin Murphy, Visiting Professor of Law
Burt Neubrone, Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice
Maribel Hernandez '10
Helam Gebremariam '10
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204
Watch the video here.

December 2

[No Forum]