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2009-10

(l-r) Dan Cooper with past Wilkins Legislative Award winners Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Bobby Harrell and Hugh Leatherman

The Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers and Panelists of 2009-10 

  • JoAnne Anderson, Executive Director, SC Education Oversight Committee
  • Corinna Barrett Lain, Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Robert Batey, Professor, Stetson University College of Law
  • J. Richard Broughton, Visiting Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • H. Boyd Brown, Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • William R. Byars, Jr., Director, South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
  • The Honorable George E. Campsen III, Senator, South Carolina Senate
  • W. Hodding Carter III, Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Converse Chellis, Treasurer, State of South Carolina
  • Craig M. Cooley, Staff Attorney, The Innocence Project
  • Daniel T. Cooper, Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • M. Rhett DeHart, Assistant US Attorney, District of South Carolina
  • Sharon Dolovich, Professor, UCLA School of Law
  • Daniel V. Dooley, Sr., CPA, former Senior Partner, PricewatterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Roy T. Englert, Attorney, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereinter & Sauber
  • Elliott Epps, Executive Director, City Year, Columbia
  • Harold W. Gowdy III, Solicitor, Spartanburg County, Seventh District
  • Colin Hagin, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Heath C. Hoffmann, Assistant Professor, Director of Crime, Law and Society Minor, College of Charleston
  • Douglas Hotlz-Eakin, former Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors
  • Richard Jerome, PEW Charitable Trusts, project manager, Public Safety Performance Project
  • Robin J. Kimbrough-Melton, Research Professor, Clemson University
  • The Honorable Aphrodite K. Konduros, Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • The Honorable Madeleine Kunin, former Governor of Vermont and Ambassador to Switzerland
  • Youngjae Lee, Professor, Fordham University School of Law
  • Serena M. McDaniel, Esq., Assistant Solicitor, Aiken County
  • Victoria Middleton, Executive Director, ACLU- South Carolina Office
  • The Honorable Dorothy Mobley Jones, Family Court Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina
  • Grier Mullins, Executive Director, The Alliance for Quality Education
  • Michael P. O'Connell, Attorney, Stirling & O'Connell
  • Emily C. Paavola, Executive Director, South Carolina Death Penalty Resource & Defense Center
  • Donald Raber, Associate Professor of Political Science, Presbyterian College
  • Mark S. Radke, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf
  • Julius N. Richardson, Assistant US Attorney, District of South Carolina
  • Andrew J. Savage, Partner, Savage and Savage, PA
  • Helmut Schäfer, former State Minister of Foreign Affairs for Germany
  • Thomas R. Scott, Jr., Partner, Street, Street, Street, Scott & Bowman
  • Liz Seaman, Director, Meals on Wheels of Greenville
  • Bakari Sellers, Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • David C. Stephens, Assistant US Attorney, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Bryan A. Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative and Professor, New York University School of Law
  • Mary Ann Tally, Director of Trial Assistance Unit, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
  • John Tynan, Water Commissioner, Greenville County, South Carolina
  • Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and Head of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable William W. Wilkins, former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Maxim Williams, Director of Community Relationship Building, St. Francis Hospital
  • Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

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