Brown Bag Lunch Series Sparks Lively Discussions | DCLAW Students


We are pleased to launch the Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Series, a time to relax, share a meal, and learn from invited guests and staff about timely issues in court, the community, and at LSIC.

Our summer calendar is shaping up, and we welcome suggestions for topics and speakers from alumni and friends. Please contact Adelaide Taylor at 202.638.4798.

Brown Bag Series Calendar

June 8

A discussion on Jean Baptiste Bado vs. U.S. Court of Appeals in preparation for attending LSIC’s argument of the en banc case before the Court of Appeals.

At New Beginnings, our interns and staff sat down and spoke with a few of the young men who are currently detained at the facility. The visit was sobering. I’m sure the experience will give the interns more perspective when working on cases with at-risk youth this summer. — Kathryn Boothe, Interim Director, LSIC Criminal Division

June 15

A tour of New Beginnings Youth Development Center, a Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services secure residential treatment facility for young males involved with serious and chronic offenses.

June 22

“Should we think about abolishing jails altogether?” A lively exchange with Moses Cook.

June 29

The Client Relationship, with Michelle LeVere, Clinical Instructor and Field Director, UDC School of Social Work. Ms. LeVere spoke about engaging, building report, earning trust and confidence, and maintaining professional boundaries in the client relationship.

July 6

Perspectives from the Honorable Avram Weisberger (Ret.), Adjunct Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, on his years serving as judge at the Court Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and the Social Security Administration.

July 13

An Overview of DC Drug Laws and Synthetic Marijuana Litigation. With LSIC supervisor and criminal defense attorney Patrice Sulton.

July 20

A book talk on Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action (NYU Press), with author and UDC Clark School of Law Professor A.J. Ferguson. Professor Ferguson will also talk about his experience as a Supervising Attorney for the Public Defender Service.

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