Yale Law School Events

February 20, 2019

February 20 Wednesday

Issues in Public Defense: A Conversation with Practitioners

  • 12:10PM to 1:15PM
  • SLB Room 122

Three public defenders from across the U.S. will participate in a conversation about hot button issues facing the criminal system, practical advice for a career in public defense, and life as a public defender. Professor James Forman Jr. will moderate the conversation with Evelyn Espinoza (El Paso County Defenders), Monica Foster (Chief Federal Defender at Indiana Federal Community Defenders), and Jared Mollenkof (Nashville Defenders).

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February 20 Wednesday

The Peculiar Case of State Network Neutrality Regulation, Thomas Nachbar, Professor of Law, Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 120

Since the FCC rescinded federal network neutrality regulation, there has been a flood of state laws seeking to reimpose network neutrality at the state level. Those state laws have themselves been challenged, both as preempted by the same FCC ruling that rescinded federal neutrality rules and as violating “dormant Commerce Clause” limitations on  state power.

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February 20 Wednesday

Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax, "The (Intersectional) 'Right to Flee' Under International Law"

  • 12:10PM to 1:45PM
  • SLB Room 129

States the world-over tend to negate the existence of a right to asylum, taking support on the non-binding character of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the elusive wording of its Article 14. They also usually rely on a (mis-)understanding of non-refoulement as having no extraterritorial bearing and protecting only against undue expulsion from within State jurisdiction -  thus usually after the person concerned would have (somehow) reached the destination country's territory.

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February 20 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Christine Lehmann '01, Louisiana Capital Assistance Center

  • 2:00PM to 3:00PM
  • SLB Room 171

Christine Lehmann is a senior capital attorney at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center. Christine graduated from Yale Law School after previously completing a Masters in Theology at Harvard. Christine is certified as lead capital counsel in Louisiana and is on the federal CJA capital panel in the Eastern District of Louisiana. She clerked in the Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals before beginning work as a staff attorney at the LCAC in 2002. In October 2006, Christine left the office temporarily to help reform the Orleans indigent defender program.

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February 20 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Katherine Oberembt '12, Shelby County Public Defender

  • 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • SLB Room 169

Katherine Oberembt is in her sixth year of practice at the Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender in Memphis. She joined the office as a Public Defender Corps Fellow and was a member of the Gideon's Promise Class of 2012. As an original member of the office's vertical representation unit, she represents indigent clients charged with serious felonies at all stages of their criminal cases. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2012 and from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009.

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February 20 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Katie Hurley, King County Department of Public Defense

  • 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • SLB Room K390C

Katie Hurley is currently the Interim Acting Juvenile and Young Adult Practice and Policy Director at the King County Department of Public Defense. Katie graduated from NYU Law School in 2006 and has spent the majority of her time since then representing youth charged with crimes in King County Juvenile Court. When not in the interim position, Katie is the supervisor of The Defender Association’s Division’s juvenile unit.

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February 20 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Rebecca Hufstader, Defender Association of Philadelphia & NSC

  • 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • SLB Room K290C

Rebecca Hufstader splits her time between the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she is the Immigration Specialist, and Nationalities Service Center (NSC), where she is a staff attorney. At the Defender, she advises attorneys and clients on the immigration consequences of pending criminal matters. At NSC, she represents clients in a range of immigration matters, with a focus on deportation defense and the intersection of immigration and criminal law.

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February 20 Wednesday

Real Talk Re: Public Defense

  • 4:10PM to 6:00PM
  • SLB Room 120

Please join YLS Defenders for small group conversations about public defense with public defenders from around the U.S. Represented practice areas include trial-level defense, crimmigration, juvenile defense, capital defense, capital habeas defense, and federal defense. All students are encouraged to join! We will have three rounds of "round-robin" style conversations so students will interact with multiple public defenders.

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February 20 Wednesday

FOIA Bootcamp

  • 6:30PM to 8:30PM
  • SLB Room 127

FOIA Bootcamp

When: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, Room 127
Speakers: Al-Amyn Sumar, First Amendment Fellow at the New York Times, and Seth Freed Wessler, investigative reporter
Dinner will be served

As government transparency faces an uncertain future, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School invites you to come learn about the legal tools you can use to keep federal, state, and local governments open and accountable.

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