Conference Schedule

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Monday December 10th

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 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Registration

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2.30 p.m. to 2.45 p.m.

WELCOME

Dean Managay Reddi, University of KwaZulu Natal School of Law

OPENING REMARKS

Judge Chiman Patel, Judge-President, KwaZulu-Natal High Court

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2.45 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

FORTY YEARS OF CLINICAL EDUCATION AT UKZN: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

Moderator:

Dean Penelope Andrews, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Yousuf Vawda, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Ms. Munirah Osman, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Professor Karen Tokarz, Washington University School of Law

Professor Peggy Maisel, Florida International University School of Law

Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Ms. Berneta Haynes, University of Iowa School of Law

Professor Robin Palmer, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

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4.00 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

AFTERNOON TEA

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4.15 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

CLINICS AND TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

Moderator:

Dean Penelope Andrews, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Frank Bloch, Vanderbilt University Law School, How to Train: A Clinical Model for Training Clinical Teachers

Mr. Daven Dass, University of the Witwatersrand School of Law,A Critique of Trial Advocacy Skills as taught within the Clinical Legal Education Context: University of Witwatersrand Law Clinic

Professor Renee Hutchins and Professor Michael Pinard,University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Layered Legal Education – Teaching Critical Lawyering Skills

Professor Susan Brooks, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Using Communication Models to Teach Relational Competencies in Law School

Ms. Meetali Jain, University of Cape Town School of Law, Using the Clinical Model to Teach Human Rights

Professor Neil Gold, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Clinical Legal Education: The Medium is the Message

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6.15 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Cocktails at BLUE WATERS HOTEL

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Tuesday, December 11th

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9.00 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.

DAVID McQUOID MASON’S LEGACY – SOUTH AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL

Moderator: 

Ms. Devina Perumal, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Panelists:

Mr. Dave Holness, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Professor Catherine F. Klein, The Catholic University of America

Professor Leah Wortham, The Catholic University of America

Professor Jeff Giddings, Griffith Law School

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10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

MORNING TEA

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10.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
CONCURRENT PANELS

PANEL A:  THE ROLE OF CLINICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Moderator: 

Ms. Lee Stone, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Panelists:

Ms. Ismene Zarifis, Fulbright Scholar, Makere University and Professor Bernard Duhaime, Université du Québec à Montréal,Clinics as Vehicles for Access to Justice

Professor Donald Nicholson, University of Strathclyde, From South Africa to Scotland: the UCT Legal Aid Legacy

Professor Phyllis Williams Kotey, Florida International University School of Law, and MountCrest University College Faculty of Laws Accra, Ghana, From the US to Ghana: What is the Role of ADR in Access to Justice?

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PANEL B:  HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Moderator:

Ms. Mikateko Maluleke, University of  Pretoria

Panelists:

Professor Susan Bazilli, University of British Columbia, Women’s Right to Equality and Access to Justice

Professor Doug Colbert, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Clinics and Access to Justice

Ms. Sandy Singh,University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law, The Gacaca Courts and Access to Justice

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12.15 to 1.30 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK

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1.30 to 3.00 p.m.

LAWYERING, ETHICS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Chair:  

Professor Alexandra Harrington, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Ernest Ojukwu, Nigerian Law School, Augustine Nnamani Campus, Reforming the Scope and Methodology for Teaching Ethics to Law Students

Professor Marla Mitchell-Cichon, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, What’s Justice Got to Do With It?  When the Prosecutor Has an Ethical Duty to Agree to Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Professor Elizabeth MacDowell,William S. Boyd School of Law, From Victims to Litigants: Legal Consciousness, Court Fragmentation, and the Politics of Self-Help

Mr. Tshepang Monare,Legal Aid South Africa, Targeting Delivery of Socio-Economic Rights Through Impact Litigation

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3.00 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.

AFTERNOON TEA

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3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

TRIBUTE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY LEGAL AID INSTITUTIONS (AULAI)

Chair:

Mr. Schalk Meyer, Project Manager, AULAI Trust and AULAI Executive Member

Speakers:

Ms. Seehaam Samaai,  President AULAI

Professor Jobst Bodenstein, Vice President AULAI, AULAI Trustee and Street Law Coordinator

Professor Karthy Govender,  Chairperson of the AULAI Trust

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6.30 to 9.00

CONFERENCE DINNER

Chair: 

Professor Karthy Govender, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Dinner Speaker: 

Justice Zac Yacoob, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Response: 

Professor David McQuoid Mason, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

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Wednesday December 12th

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8.45 to 9.15 a.m.

Chair: 

Dean Managay Reddi, University of KwaZulu Natal School of Law

Speaker:

Professor John Cantius Mubangizi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Litigating in the Public Interest: The Role of University-based Law Clinics, with Specific Reference to South Africa.

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9.15 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

COMPARATIVE RIGHTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN AND UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONS

Moderator:

Professor Erika George, University of Utah School of Law

Panelists:

Professor Catherine Smith, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, A Comparative View of the Rights of Same-Sex Parents and their Children in South Africa and the United States

Professor Peggie Smith, Washington University School of Law, Promoting the Rights of Domestic Workers: Shared Lessons from the US and South Africa.

Professor Nancy Ehrenreich, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Reproductive Realities versus the Law-on-the-Books: A Comparison between South Africa and the United States

Professor Suzette Malveaux, Catholic University School of Law, The Class Action Device and Access to Justice

Professor Robin Walker Sterling, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Raising Race: Working Towards More Equitable Treatment in Criminal Justice Systems of the United States and South Africa

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10.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

MORNING TEA

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11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
CONCURRENT PANELS

PANEL A: CLINICS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Moderator:

Ms. Meda Couzens, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Panelists:

Professor Jobst Bodenstein, Rhodes University Law Clinic, Access to Justice in South Africa in 2012: Taking Stock

Mr. C.K. Nwankwo, Faculty of Law, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, Removing Obstacles to Access to Justice

Professor Susan Leviton, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, All Hands on Deck: Building Trust to Cultivate Young Leaders

Professor R. Biju Kumar, Government Law College, Kerala, India, Access to Justice: Reality v Fiction

Dr. Eusebio Wanyama, Chairperson, NGO CRC- Kenya, Law Practice and Access to Justice by Children

PANEL B: COMPARATIVE RIGHTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN AND UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONS

Moderator:   

Ms. Sherylle Delene Dass, Lawyers for Human Rights, Durban

Panelists:

Professor Patience Crowder, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Transactional Community Lawyering: Increasing Access to Justice through the Legal Representation of Women Entrepreneurs

Professor Rashmi Goel, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Rape Law and the Politics of Impunity: A Comparative Analysis of South Africa and the United States

Professor Trina Jones, Duke University School of Law, A Comparative Analysis of Skin Color in U.S. and South African Anti-Discrimination Law

Professor Dee Smythe, University of Cape Town Faculty of Law, Law and Culture: South Africa’s Approach

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12.30 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.
LUNCH SESSION

RECENT BOOKS

Moderator:

Mr. Mahendra Chetty, Legal Resources Center, Durban

Panelists:

Professor Kenneth Broun, University of North Carolina School of Law, Lawyering and the Rivonia Trial

Dean Penelope Andrews, Albany Law School, From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Women’s Human Rights

Professor Frank Bloch, Vanderbilt University Law School, The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice

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1.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

THE MANY INTERACTIVE METHODS OF DAVID MCQUOID-MASON

Moderator:

Professor Steven Pete, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College School of Law

Panelists:

Professor Edward O’Brien, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

Professor Margaret Fisher, University of Seattle School of Law

Professor Jeff Giddings, Griffith Law School

Ms. Lindi Coetzee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth

Professor David McQuoid Mason, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Law

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2.45 p.m.

CONFERENCE ENDS

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PRE-ARRANGED AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES