List of Speakers & Panelists


  • Dr. Edythe Abdullah: Florida Community College
  • Eric Brooks: Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Michael S. Greco: ABA President, and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP
  • Kevin A. Gooch: McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • Dr. Dawn Kum-Walks: CRESPAR (The Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk)
  • Alex M. Johnson, Jr.: Univ. of Minnesota Law School
  • David W. Leebron: Rice University
  • Roslyn C. Lieb: Just the Beginning Foundation
  • Patricia Loera: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Stephen D. Maislan: Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Stella Kinue Manabe: Oregon State Bar
  • Dr. Linda McNeil: Rice Univ. Center for Education
  • Ginna Owens: King County Bar Association
  • Elizabeth R. Parker: McGeorge School of Law
  • Gregory S. Prince, Jr.: Pathways to College
  • The Hon. Henry Ramsey: Ret. Superior Court Judge
  • Jorge C. Rangel: The Rangel Law Firm
  • Janet Reno: former U.S. Attorney General
  • Eduardo R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez, Colvin et al.
  • Yaneris Rosa: Harvard Law School (Student)
  • Michele Sabino: University of Houston-Downtown
  • Theodore Shaw: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
  • Evett Simmons: Ruden McClosky
  • Kent D. Syverud: LSAC, and Vanderbilt University Law School