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Archive-The Eighth Annual Wiley A. Branton Lecture/Howard Law Journal Symposium - November 4, 2011

The Eighth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium is sponsored by the Howard University School of Law, Sidley Austin LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and the National Bar Association.

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The working poor, the elderly, and the middle class are at the center of the healthcare debate, yet no one seems concerned about how the Health Care Affordability Act will impact these vulnerable communities.

“Can we afford it?” often dominates the discussion. “Can we afford to live without it?” some ask, while others advocate for the repeal of the new regulation.

These vulnerable communities need the protection of health care professionals, policymakers, and the courts. On November 4, 2011, the discussion will be at the forefront of the Eighth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium, where more than a dozen experts will convene to give voice to these vulnerable communities.


Friday, November 4, 2011

8:30am to 4:30pm
Howard University School of Law – Moot Court Room



The keynote address will be delivered by:

Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen

U.S. Virgin Islands


Other confirmed speakers are:

Vence L. Bonham, Jr. | National Institute of Health: National Human Genome Research Institute

Brietta R. Clark | Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles

Mary Crossley | Dean of University of Pittsburgh College of Law

Okianer Christian Dark | Associate Dean, Howard University School of Law

Lisa Ikemoto | Professor of Law at UC-Davis School of Law

Honorable Isiah Leggett | County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland

Gwendolyn R. Majette | Assistant Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall School of Law

Dr. Perry Payne | Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law

Karen H. Rothenberg | Marjorie Cook Professor of Law at University of Maryland College of Law

Dr. Brian D. Smedley | Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Dr. Stephen B. Thomas | Professor of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland and Director of University of Maryland Center for Health Equity

Sidney D. Watson | Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law




PROGRAM

9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks

  • Kurt L. Schmoke | Dean, Howard University School of Law
  • Dr. Cliff L. Wood | Branton Family Representative
  • Michael A. Nemeroff | Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Jack N.E. Pitts Jr. | Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Daryl D. Parks | President, National Bar Association
  • Maryam F. Mujahid | Editor-in-Chief, Howard Law Journal


9:30 - Opening Presentation – The Current State of Health Care for Vulnerable Communities in America

  • Dr. Stephen B. Thomas | Professor of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity


10:00 – Panel 1: Do the Dollars Make Sense: Medicaid, Tax Exemptions, and More

  • Mary Crossley | Dean, University of Pittsburgh College of Law
  • Brietta R. Clark | Professor of Law, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles
  • Dr. Perry W. Payne Jr. | Assistant Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law


11:00 – BREAK

11:15 – Panel 2: Reproductive Justice and Women’s Health Care

  • Lisa Ikemoto | Professor of Law, University of California Davis School of Law
  • Rachel Rebouché| Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and Associate Director of the Center for Children and Families


12:00 – LUNCHEON AND PRESENTATION OF THE WILEY A. BRANTON SCHOLAR AWARD • The Dining Hall

1:30 – Keynote Address

  • Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen | United States Virgin Islands


2:15 – Panel 3: Falling Behind in the Race: Racial Disparities in Health Care

  • Sidney D. Watson | Professor of Law, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Gwendolyn Roberts Majette | Assistant Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
  • Vence L. Bonham Jr. | Senior Advisor to the Director on Societal Implications of Genomics at the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Dr. Brian D. Smedley | Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


3:30 – Closing Presentation – The Impact of Health Care Reform on Local Governments

  • Okianer Christian Dark | Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
  • Honorable Isiah Leggett | County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland


4:00 – Closing Remarks

  • Aurelia Hepburn-Briscoe | Executive Solicitations & Submissions Editor, Howard Law Journal

All sessions will be held in the Moot Court Room unless otherwise indicated.

LIGHT RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Moot Court Foyer


For additional information about the Symposium, please contact Jacqueline Young, at (202) 806-8084, or by email at jyoung@law.howard.edu.













updated: October 21, 2011