Moderators

Elena Cappella Elena Cappella
Deputy Director, American Law Institute

Ms. Cappella manages the ALI’s Philadelphia office and works on the development, evaluation, and administration of ALI projects. She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, the agency responsible for overseeing judicial misconduct. Ms. Cappella clerked for Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
David Levi David Levi
Dean
Professor of Law, Duke University

Dean Levi is the former Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California. He was a law clerk to Judge Ben C. Duniway of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court. Read More »
Wendy Parker Wendy Parker
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Parker is nationally recognized for her innovative scholarship in the area of civil rights, focusing on school desegregation and remedies for racial and ethnic discrimination. Before teaching, she litigated school desegregation cases as a Skadden Arps Fellow and staff attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Before practicing law, Professor Parker served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jerre Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Read More »
Ralph Peeples Ralph Peeples
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Peeples is among a small group of scholars nationally that employ empirical methodologies to study and evaluate the legal system. He is currently a Certified Mediator in the North Carolina Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference program. Prior to entering teaching, Professor Peeples was an Associate Attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More »
Roberta Ramo Roberta Ramo
Shareholder, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, PA
President, American Law Institute

Mrs. Ramo concentrates her practice in the areas of mediation, arbitration, business law, real estate, probate and estate planning. She has particular experience in working with large corporations on strategic and long-range planning. In 1995-96, she was the first woman elected president of the American Bar Association, the world's largest organization of attorneys. Mrs. Ramo is also a member of the State of New Mexico Board of Finance and is on the Executive Committee of Albuquerque Economic Development. Read More »
Simone Rose Simone Rose
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Rose’s scholarship includes such cutting edge topics as the intersection of patent law with biotechnology and stem cell research and the ethical issues that these topics present for lawyers and for society. Prior to teaching, Simone practiced with Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C. Read More »
Margaret Taylor Margaret Taylor
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Taylor has testified on immigration detention before Congress and the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. She served as chair of the AALS section on Immigration Law, was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration, and served on the Advisory Board of the Appearance Assistance Program of the Vera Institute of Justice. Before teaching, Professor Taylor clerked for Judge Jerre S. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Read More »
 
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