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2012-13


The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor and The Honorable Alexander Sanders Jr.,
Founder, Charleston School of Law

The Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers and Panelists of 2012-13 

  • Andrew L. Abrams, Dean, Charleston School of Law
  • Jerry B. Adger, Inspector General, South Carolina Department of Corrections
  • Gigi Antoni, President and CEO, Big Thought
  • Carlo Trivelli Avila, Arts Editor, Daily El Comercio
  • Russell Booker, Superintendent, Spartanburg School District Seven
  • Kateryna Botanova, Director, Foundation Center for Contemporary Art
  • Kathleen Brady, Director, Metropolitan Studies Institute, University of South Carolina Upstate
  • Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent, PBS News Hour
  • Madhusree Chatterjee, Associate Editor, Indo Asian News Service
  • Lieutenant General Dana Chipman, The Judge Advocate General, The United States Army
  • Janelle Cousino, Vice President and Chief Network Weaver, Fowler Hoffman
  • Joe Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Afterschool Network
  • Nathalie Dupree, Southern Chef and Author, Charleston
  • Carl H. Esbeck, R. B. Price Professor and Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law, University of Missouri School ofLaw
  • Ronald Fairchild, President and CEO, Smarter Learning Group
  • Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr. , Professor of Law, Valparaiso University Law School
  • Patrick M. Garry, Professor of Law, University of South Dakota School of Law, and Director of Hagemann Center for Legal & Public Policy Research
  • The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Taliah Givens, Program Director, Innovation Lab Network, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Senator Lindsey Graham, United States Senator
  • Steven K. Green, Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy, Willamette University College of Law
  • Leslie C. Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Jim Guth, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, Furman University
  • Marci A. Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • The Honorable Kaye Hearn, Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Elizabeth Hill, general counsel, South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Allyson Ho, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • Jenny Horne, Representative, SC House of Representatives
  • Nazeem Mohammed Hussain, Treasurer, Islamic Council of Victoria
  • Audrey Hutchinson, Program Director, National League of Cities
  • William M. Janssen, Associate Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
  • Juan Johnson, President, JDJ Consulting and DLI facilitator
  • Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
  • Christopher C. Lund, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Law School
  • Daniel Mach, Director ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief
  • Ken May, Executive Director, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • Thomas McGee, State Senator of Massachusetts
  • Steve Morrison, plaintiff’s attorney in Abbeville vs. South Carolina
  • Kirby Mitchell, managing attorney, South Carolina Legal Services
  • The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (ret.)
  • Doug Pardue, Special Projects Reporter, The Post and Courier
  • Kathleen Patterson, Senior Officer, Government Relations, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Terry Peterson, National Board Chair, the Afterschool Alliance, Senior Fellow at the College of Charleston
  • V. Morgan Peterson, Editor in Chief, Charleston Law Review
  • Sergio Romeu Picarra, Art Director
  • Mark Quinn, Director of Public and Member Relations, Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
  • The Honorable Richard W. Riley, former South Carolina Governor and United States Secretary of Education
  • Jennifer Rinehart, VP, Policy and Research, The Afterschool Alliance
  • Lisa Shaw Roy, Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer and Associate Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Dr. Robin Sanders, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, ECOWAS, and the Republic of Congo
  • Sheila B. Scheuerman, Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
  • John Simpkins, fellow, Charleston School of Law, and of counsel, Wyche PA
  • Rodney A. Smolla, former President, Furman University
  • Shawn Stelow Griffin, Program Director for Training and Technical Assistance, The Finance Project
  • Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Marko Torjanac, Art Director, Planet Art Theater
  • Danielle Vinson, Professor and Chair, Political Science, Furman University
  • Joseph Von Nessen, Research Economist, Division of Research, Darla Moore School of Business
  • Nika White, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Eddie Wilson, Director, Pittsburgh’s Summer Dreamers Academy
  • Reverend Baxter Wynn, Interim Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Greenville, SC