Yale Law School Events

Week of February 23, 2019

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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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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