Women as Workers
Keynote Speaker: Professor Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford Law School
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s inaugural Women and the Law Conference in 2001, Women as Workers, featured as keynote speaker Professor Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, former president of the Association of American Law Schools and former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Legal Profession. Her keynote address focused on the status of women in the legal profession and the challenge for lawyers of leading balanced lives. She was followed by Thomas Jefferson Law School Professors Susan Bisom-Rapp,Julie Greenberg and Susan Tiefenbrun, who respectively touched on their research related to sexual harassment training, Title VII and gender non-conformity discrimination, and global trafficking of women sex workers.