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Walter Isaacson to give keynote address at Tulane Law Review fall symposium October 12, 2006

October 06, 2006

Tulane Law School and the Tulane Law Review host a fall symposium, "Hurricane Katrina :  Reshaping the Legal Landscape of the Gulf South" on Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th.  The keynote address will be given by Walter Isaacson, Vice-Chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, President & CEO of the Aspen Institute, former Managing Editor of Time magazine and form CEO of CNN.  Mr. Isaacson will speak on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm in Weinmann Hall, Room 110.

The Symposium will continue on Friday, October 13th, with a 9 am panel entitled Metropolitan Policy & Urban Planning, an 11 am panel on Civil Rights, and a 1:30 pm panel on Environmental Law. 

The Metropolitan Policy & Urban Planning panel will be moderated by Tulane Law Professor Stephen Griffin; panelists include Jim Chen of the University of Minnesota Law School (and co-editor of Disasters and the Law:  Katrina and Beyond); Dr. Pamela Winston of the Urban Institute (author of Welfare Policymaking in the States:  The Devil in Devolution); and Stacy Seicshnaydre, Director of the Tulane Law School Civil Litigation Clinic and former director and general counsel of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.

The Civil Rights panel will be moderated by Tulane Law Professor Jancy Hoeffel; panelists include Tracie Washington, Director, NAACP Gulf Coast Advocacy Center and Counsel for McWaters v. FEMA and Kirk v. City of New Orleans & Ray Nagin; William Quigley, Director of the Loyola Law School Gillis Long Poverty Center and author of Ending Poverty As We Know It:  Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage; and Pamela Metzger, Director of the Tulane Law School Criminal Law Clinics and author of Cheating the Constitution.

The Environmental Law panel will be moderated by Tulane Visiting Professor Eric Dannemaier.  Panelists will include Daniel Farber, Director of the Boalt Hall Environmental Law Program and co-editor of Disasters and the Law:  Katrina and Beyond; Richard Lazarus, Director of the Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute and author of The Making of Environmental Law; and Professor Oliver Houck, Director of Tulane's Environmental Law Program and 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law.

Questions about the Symposium should be directed to Jami Vibbert, Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Law Review, jstory@tulane.edu .


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