Yale Law School Events

February 21, 2019

February 21 Thursday

Mentor in Residence: Evelyn Espinoza, El Paso County Defenders

  • 9:15AM to 11:00AM
  • SLB Room K390C

Evelyn Espinoza is a Senior Trial Attorney with the El Paso Public Defender’s Office. She is currently a part of the Mental Health Advocacy Litigation Unit, representing clients with mental health disabilities facing felony charges. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Prior to her position with the Public Defender’s Office, Evelyn practiced immigration law in private practice. Ms.

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February 21 Thursday

Mentor in Residence: Jared Mollenkof, Nashville Defenders

  • 9:15AM to 11:00AM
  • SLB Room K190C

Jared Mollenkof is an assistant public defender at the Nashville Public Defender's office. Jared grew up as the child of missionaries in Kenya and South Africa. After moving to the United States, he attended Covenant College and Georgetown University Law Center. He moved to Nashville in 2012 and has been practicing law at the Public Defender’s office for the last seven years. According to the collective memory of the office staff, Jared is the first and only openly gay man to work as an attorney in the Nashville public defender’s office.

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February 21 Thursday

Mentor in Residence: Jacinta Hall, Shelby County Public Defender

  • 9:15AM to 11:00AM
  • SLB Room 169

Jacinta Hall graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2005. Her legal career began as a clerk to current Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Leslie King when he was the Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Jacinta then transitioned to the Hinds County Public Defender’s Office, where she remained until October, 2013. While with Hinds County, Jacinta served as the Intern Coordinator and as a lead trial attorney.

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February 21 Thursday

Mentor in Residence: Kellen Dotson, Kent County Office of the Defender

  • 9:15AM to 11:00AM
  • SLB Room K290C

Kellen Dotson has served as a public defender at the Kent County Office of the Defender in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 2016. Kellen earned his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2016, and prior, his B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in political science with a minor in psychology in 2012.

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February 21 Thursday

Mentor in Residence: Megan Ring, Colorado State Public Defender

  • 9:15AM to 11:00AM
  • SLB Room 171

Megan Ring has spent over 20 years in the Boulder Public Defender's Office, six of those as the head of office, before becoming the new Colorado State Public Defender in August 2018. She is the first woman to hold this position in Colorado. Megan graduated from University of Colorado Law School and has a business degree from University of Pennsylvania.

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February 21 Thursday

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on "The Inevitable 'Failure' of Virtual Medicine"

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

In this lunch talk, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel will discuss the promises of virtual medicine, its shortcomings, and its inevitable "failure."

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February 21 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Soli Ozel, "Who Cares about Human Rights?: Patrimonialism, Charity Economy, Citizenship and Democracy"

  • 12:10PM to 1:45PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Soli Özel is a Senior Lecturer at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. Currently a Tom and Andi Bernstein Fellow at the Schell Center, he was a visiting fellow at Institut Montaigne in Paris and before that at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He taught at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, University of Washington, Northwestern, Sciences-po. He is working on two boks. One tentatively entitled “The history of Turkey’s Future” and the other co-authored with Michael T.

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February 21 Thursday

“Reporting the Middle East: Getting the Story on MBS in Saudi Arabia” with Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker

  • 2:00PM to 3:00PM
  • SLB Room 108

Please join the Yale Law National Security Group, Information Society Project, and Poynter Fellowship for a conversation with Dexter Filkins on “Reporting the Middle East: Getting the story on MBS in Saudi Arabia.”

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February 21 Thursday

JREG Author Talk w/ Adriana Robertson

  • 2:10PM to 3:00PM
  • Baker Hall 122

Join JREG and YLBS for an author talk with Prof. Adriana Robertson (YLS '15). Coffee and pastries will be served.

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February 21 Thursday

Wasserman Workshop: Adriana Robertson, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

  • 4:10PM to 5:40PM
  • SLB Room 121

Sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the Law, Economics & Organization Workshop.

Adriana Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law. Professor Robertson’s research focuses on the intersection of law and finance. In recent work, she has studied the regulation and operation of debt markets, including banking, securitization, and bond markets. Trained in both law and finance, her research draws heavily on both empirical and theoretical methods from financial economics.

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February 21 Thursday

Julieta Lemaitre, "Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace: An Embattled Transition"

  • 6:10PM to 7:45PM
  • SLB Room 128

Colombia's 2016 Peace Agreement with the FARC-EP guerrillas included the creation of a groundbreaking transitional justice system, the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). Meant to try both former guerrillas, and members of the Colombian Armed Forces who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, the JEP remains the most visible symbol of the Peace Agreement. As such it is at the crosshairs of a vigorous attempt to dismantle it. What are the forces at play and which are their arguments? What are the risks and opportunities faced by the JEP at this juncture?

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