Women and the Law Conference 2012

Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

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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
  • Questions

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 Keynote Address 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
  • Questions

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
  • Questions

5:30 - 6:30     Reception (3rd Floor Lobby)                          Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest


 

Registration Information

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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.

For More information

Please contact Donna Gehlken at dgehlken@tjsl.edu or Professor Joy Delman at jdelman@tjsl.edu.

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