Symposium 2014: Emerging Issues in Child Welfare
The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, the Frances Lewis Law Center, and Themis Bar Review present Symposium 2014: Emerging Issues in Child Welfare.
The Symposium will be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Sydney Lewis Hall in the Millhiser Moot Court Room.
The Symposium will features three panels: The Boundaries of Abuse and Neglect, The Child Welfare System’s Response to LGBT Parents, and Children and Immigration: The Need for Reform, and a lunchtime discussion, Lunch and Conversation: Practice in the Field of Child Advocacy.
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sydney Lewis Hall, Millhiser Moot Court Room
8:30-9 Continental Breakfast
9-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
- Dean Nora V. Demleitner
- Professor Joan M. Shaughnessy
9:15-10:30 Panel One: The Boundaries of Abuse and Neglect
- Moderated by Professor Howard Pickett, Washington and Lee University
- Professor Ann Massie, Washington & Lee School of Law
- Professor Joan Shaughnessy, Washington & Lee School of Law
- Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
10:45-12 Panel Two: The Child Welfare System's Response to LGBT
- Moderated by Professor Amy Dillard, University of Baltimore School of Law
- Currey Cook, Esq., Lambda Legal
- Professor Megan Fulcher, Washington & Lee University
- Professor Kim Pearson, Gonzaga University School of Law
12-1:15 Lunch and Conversation: Practice in the Field of Child Advocacy sponsored by Themis
- Lunch Will Be Provided
- Moderated by Tammi Hellwig, Washington & Lee School of Law
- The Honorable Anita Filson, Lexington/Rockbridge Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
- Joshua Elrod, Esq., Mann, Vita & Elrod, PLLC
- Ms. Jeannie Panzera, Esq.
1:15-2:30 Panel Three: Immigration & Child Welfare
- Moderated by Professor David Baluarte, Washington & Lee School of Law
- Mr. David Fink, Department of Health and Human Services
- Ashley Ham Pong, Esq., CAIR Coalition
- Professor Marcia Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks by Dominik J. Taylor