Thomas Jefferson School of Law presents the 15th Annual Women and the Law Conference
WOMEN AND THE CRIMINAL
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Rooms 323 & 325
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 2015 Women and the Law Conference will explore Women and the Criminal Justice System. Noted criminal defense attorney and author Leslie Abramson, who handled the Menendez Brothers trial and the Phil Spector case, will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture (which Justice Ginsburg generously established for TJSL in 2003). A dynamic speaker, Abramson promises to give a spirited presentation. Other notables speaking at the conference include retired U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez and Santa Clara law professor Gerald Uelmen. Panels will focus on timely and controversial subjects, including: Are Women Treated Like Men in the Criminal Justice System?, Pathways to Power: Trailblazing Women in Criminal Law, and Women in Prison. The conference will be followed by a reception.
2015 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer
Leslie Abramson, a Criminal Defense Attorney, handled the first Menendez Brothers trial, Phil Spector’s case, and many other high-profile cases.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome, Dean Thomas Guernsey
History of Women and the Law Conference, Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp
9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Panel 1: Are Women Treated Like Men in the Criminal Justice System?
Amita Sharma – KPBS, Moderator
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture – Leslie Abramson, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney (ret.); author of The Defense is Ready
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Panel 2: Pathways to Power: Trailblazing Women in Criminal Law
Professor William Slomanson – Moderator
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Panel 3: Women in Prison
Professor Julie Greenberg – Moderator
5:00 p.m. Wrap-up, Professor Marjorie Cohn, conference organizer
5:15 p.m. Reception
Please note: Registration fees are non-refundable.
Registration fees include the Reception.
*Registration is closed.
Requirements: Must submit Camera-Ready artwork.
Color, JPG or PDF format, 300ppi image resolution recommended.
File size must be under 10MB.
*Submission deadline has passed.
4.25 General MCLE credit
1.5 Elimination of Bias
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit (MCLE) by the State Bar of California.
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