Women and the Law Conference 2012
Reproductive Justice: Examining Choice and Autonomy in the New Millennium
This conference brought together world renowned experts to examine issues related to birth control, reproduction, assisted reproductive technologies, parenthood, abortion, and access to reproductive medical services by minorities and other marginalized populations.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcoming Remarks
- Rudolph C. Hasl, Dean and President, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- Julie A. Greenberg, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Co-Founder, Women and the Law Project
- Joy L. Delman, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Chair, Women and the Law Conference 2012
8:45 - 11:45 Commodification, Reproduction and Women’s Autonomy
This panel will address the increasing commodification of women’s reproductive rights
in light of rapid technological changes.
- Moderator: A. Thomas Golden, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Co-Chair, Women and the Law Conference 2012
Brenda Simon, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Implications of Gene Patents
Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
The Coming Flood of Prenatal Genetic Tests
- Break (10 minutes)
Martha M. Ertman, Carole and Hanan Sibel Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland
Contracting Into and Out of Fatherhood
Rene Almeling, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch (Provided)
12:00 - 12:30 Film Viewing (Rooms 323 and 325)
12:45 - 3:00 Abortion Rights in a Post Roe v. Wade World
This panel will address the implications of Roe v. Wade and subsequent developments
regarding reproductive choice.
- Moderator: Maureen E. Markey, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Co-Chair, Women and the Law Conference 2012
Sarah Weddington, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture: Women Lawyers: The Importance of Leadership
Vince Hall, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Abortion Rights in the United States: A Provider’s Perspective
Priscilla (Cilla) Smith, Senior Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Reproductive Justice and the Regulation of Information
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 5:30 Intersectionality: Reproductive Rights and Marginalized Populations
This panel will address the effect of race, class, and sexual orientation regarding
access to and attitudes about reproductive services.
- Moderator: Meera E. Deo, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nancy Ehrenreich, William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair and Professor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Race, Class and Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Khiara M. Bridges, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Privacy Rights and Public Families
Courtney G. Joslin, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
Assisted Reproductive Technology: Exclusion, Harm, and Parentage
Lisa C. Ikemoto, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
The Realignment of Women’s Health Care under the ACA
5:30 - 6:30 Reception (3rd Floor Lobby)
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Conference Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception.
No Charge for TJSL Students, Faculty & Staff
$10 for Seniors (65+) and Students from Other Institutions
$25 for TJSL Alumni and Lawyers Club Members (*includes MCLE credit)
$35 for General Public (*includes MCLE credit)
5.5 MCLE credits will be available.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State bar of California.
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