Women and the Law Conference 2012

Reproductive Justice: Examining Choice and Autonomy in the New Millennium

 

Date: February 24, 2012   8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 

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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

 

Register Online

 

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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