» Fall 2016 Social Justice Symposium

Silenced Justice?

Friday, November 4, 2016
Kennedy Hall, Room 237
1 to 7 p.m.


Presented by the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Diversity and Social Justice Forum 
Co-sponsored by Fowler School of Law and the Office of the President of Chapman University

Chapman University is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 4 units of MCLE credit (including 1 unit of elimination of bias credit)



Symposium Schedule:

Check-in and Registration (12:30 - 1 p.m.)

Panel I: Refugees and the Politics of Seeking Asylum (1 - 2:15 p.m.)

Moderator: Marisa Cianciarulo - Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law; Director of the Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic


  • Luis Fernando Gomez - Immigration Specialist, LGBT Center
  • Victor Phan - VOICE Asylum Seeker settled in Orange County
  • Julie Marzouk - Assistant Clinical Professor, Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Panel II: Changes in the Voting Rights Act & Voter ID Laws (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)

Moderator: Kimberly La Salle - President-Elect of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association


  • Amira Hasenbush - Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow at Williams Institute
  • Dr. John C. Eastman - Professor of Law, Fowler School of Law; Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
  • Dr. Jean Schroedel - Professor, Department of Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate University         

Panel III: Transgender Rights and the Legal Hurdles to Equal Protection (4 - 5:15 p.m.) *1 MCLE - Elimination of Bias credit

Moderator: Dr. Kris De Pedro - Assistant Professor, Chapman University


  • Dannie Cesena - Transgender Services Coordinator, LGBT Center
  • Tony Viramontes - Director of Prevention Services, LGBT Center
  • Stephen Hicklin - Transgender Law Specialist/Lawyer, LGBT Center
  • Daniel B. Weddle - Clinical Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Dinner (5:15 - 6 p.m.)

Keynote Presentation: Paulette Brown, Immediate Past American Bar Association President (5:45 - 7 p.m.)

Inquiries may be addressed to the Submissions Coordinators at dsjforum@gmail.com.

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Paulette Brown

Keynote Speaker

Paulette Brown, Immediate Past American Bar Association President

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Panel 1

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Panel 3

Keynote Presentation