Critical Perspectives on the Drug War

A symposium presented by Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UC Irvine

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
EDU 1111, UC Irvine School of Law (map)

Conference Schedule (tentative)

  • 8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00–9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote by Graham A. Boyd, Director, New Approach PAC
  • 9:30–11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Alternatives to Incarceration
    • Hon. Joe Perez, Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County
    • Diane Goldstein, Executive Board Member, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
    • Kris Nyrop, LEAD Program Director, Public Defender Association
    • Lynne Lyman, California State Director, Drug Policy Alliance
    • Moderator: Hon. James Gray, Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County (Ret.)
  • 11:00–11:15 a.m. Break
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Research & Public Health
    • Whitney Englander, Government Relations Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition
    • Tina Kim, Ph.D., Health Science Specialist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    • Martin Lee, Director, Project CBD
    • Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, Ph.D., Researcher, UCI Department of Pharmacology
    • Moderator: Allen Hopper, Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Director, ACLU of California
  • 12:45–2:00 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Keynote by Dr. Lakisha Jenkins, CEO, The Kiona Foundation
  • 2:00–3:15 p.m. Panel 3: Legalization Efforts
    • Amanda Reiman, Ph.D., Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance
    • Christian Sederberg, Founding Partner, Vicente Sederberg
    • Bradley Steinman, Principal Attorney, Green Business Law
    • Moderator: Alex Kreit, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 3:15–3:30 p.m.Break
  • 3:30–5:00 p.m. Panel 4: Emerging Industries & Opportunities
    • Troy Dayton, CEO, The ArcView Group
    • Sabrina Fendrick, Project Manager, Berkeley Patients Group
    • Justin Hartfield, CEO, WeedMaps Media Inc.
    • Lance Rogers, Senior Counsel, Viridis Law Group
    • Moderator: Shabnam Malek, Associate, Cobalt Law, LLP
  • 5:00–5:30 p.m. Additional Q&A and Networking
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner for speakers and student organizers