Note: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The best seating choices will be available for those attending the entire conference. Seats cannot be reserved for individual sessions with purses, book bags, etc. Once a session begins, any people-less seats will be made available to others in need of seating. If the room reaches capacity, a nearby overflow room with a live broadcast of the conference will be available. Registration is now closed.
Parking Information: The Padres Parkade is offering a $6 flat rate for parking from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Guests must let the parking attendant know they are with the law school in order to get the special flat rate.
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host its 13th annual Women and the Law Conference on Friday, February 8, bringing together prestigious jurists and distinguished academics to discuss this year’s theme, “HER HONOR: Women in the Judiciary.” Join us to celebrate women judges as we examine the importance of their role. The conference will reflect on the challenges and achievements of women judges and their effect on their legal systems and will look prospectively at the part women judges will play in developing stronger legal regimes.
Honored guest U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will bring her perspectives as a female member of the nation’s highest court during a Q & A session in the late afternoon. After her 2003 visit to Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Justice Ginsburg graciously created the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture Series, which has become the keynote presentation of this annual conference that focuses exclusively on issues related to gender and the law.
The 2013 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer is Susan Williams, the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. A former clerk of Justice Ginsburg, Professor Williams is the author of Truth, Autonomy, and Speech: Feminist Theory and the First Amendment (NYU Press 2004). She has also written numerous articles on constitutional law and feminist legal theory. She is currently advising constitutional reforms around the world, promoting a global perspective on women’s equality. She will speak about the global impact that women in the judiciary can make on this process.
Former France Supreme Court Justice and French Cabinet Minister for European Union Affairs Noëlle Lenoir and former Brazil Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Ayres Britto will be among the participants on the noon panel focusing on Global Perspectives related to women in the judiciary. Following that, another panel, featuring Justice Laurie Zelon of the California Court of Appeals, 2nd District, several academic scholars and San Diego Superior Court Judge (retired) Lillian Lim as moderator, will address domestic issues.
The conference will take place at Thomas Jefferson School of Law's new campus at 1155 Island Avenue in Downtown San Diego's East Village. Registered attendees will be provided with lunch, and the conference will be followed by a reception at which attendees may meet some of the speakers.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check In for Registered Guests and Boxed Lunches Distributed
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks, Intro and History
Rudolph C. Hasl, Dean and President, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Julie Cromer-Young, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Susan Bisom-Rapp, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Global Perspectives
Moderator: Bryan Wildenthal, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Noëlle Lenoir, Former French Supreme Court Justice and French Cabinet Minister for European Union Affairs
Carlos Ayres Britto, Brazil Supreme Court Chief Justice (Ret.)
Leslie Kuan-Hsi Wang, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School
Nienke Grossman, Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Perspectives
Moderator: Lillian Lim, San Diego Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
Sally Kenney, Newcomb College Endowed Chair, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director, Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University
Justice Laurie Zelon, California Court of Appeals, 2nd District
Carla D. Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law, Associate Justice of the Standing Rock Sioux Supreme Court
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Moderator: Julie Greenberg, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Susan Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer, the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Q & A with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Moderator: Susan Tiefenbrun, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jennifer McCollough, Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Rebecca Lee, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kenneth Vandevelde, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Reception
Meera E. Deo, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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 in the amount of 3.75 hours.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - EVENT IS SOLD-OUT
Deadline to register is February 1, 2013.
Register early as seating is limited. Conference registration includes lunch and reception.
No charge for TJSL Students, Faculty and Staff. All of your guests must pay to attend.
$25 for Students from other Institutions.
$35 for TJSL Alumni and Lawyers Club Members (includes MCLE credit).
$50 General Public (includes MCLE credit).
For more information, please contact Donna Gehlken at firstname.lastname@example.org.