Women and the Law Conference 2018

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:30am

Friday, February 9, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

1155 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 18th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Her Place at the Bargaining Table: Gender, Negotiation and “Risky” Decision-Making, will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

This conference brings together leading experts and practitioners to focus exclusively on issues related to gender and the law to address the issue of women at the bargaining table. How does gender affect the way we approach and manage negotiations in a variety of settings?

Explorations into the enduring wage gap between men and women prompt us to examine this important topic. Despite advances, women on average continue to earn roughly 80 cents for each male dollar earned. In 1960, women earned approximately 64 cents for each male dollar and experts estimate that the gap will likely not close for at least another 40 years...longer for Hispanic or African American women. What accounts for this gap? Is it explicit sexism, implicit bias, male and female divergent life choices? 

Negotiation experts maintain that women’s antipathy to negotiation and risk-taking provides a partial explanation. This year’s topic explores women and decision-making, with particular attention paid to the art and science of bargaining for advantage. 

Professor Linda C. Babcock will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture. Babcock continues in a long line of illustrious speakers who have been honored as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer, a lecture series Justice Ginsburg generously established for Thomas Jefferson in 2003.

Other speakers include: Uri Gneezy (University of California, San Diego), Claire Wright (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Charles Craver (George Washington University), Ellen Waldman (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Beth Chung (San Diego State University), Heather Riley (Allen Matkins), Meryl Maneker (Wilson Turner Kosmo), Susan Swan (Swan Employment Law), Nancy Wieben Stock (JAMS), Irma E. Gonzalez (JAMS), Lucie Barron (ADR Services)


SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:30     Check In and Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00     Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  • Joan Bullock, Dean and President, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Ellen Waldman, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Susan Bisom-Rapp, Associate Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

10:00 - 11:30    Panel 1

11:30 - 11:45   Break

11:45 - 12:45   Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture
                          Barriers to Women's Advancement: Negotiation and Allocation of Time
                          in the Workplace

  • Linda C. Babcock, James M. Walton Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University
    Linda C. Babcock is also the founder and director of the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society. Professor Babcock’s 2003 book Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide was listed by Fortune as one of the 75 best business books of all time. Her book has received praises across the legal and business sectors. Alan Krueger, professor at Princeton and President Obama’s chief of the council of economic advisors, had the following praise for her book in the New York Times: “Women Don’t Ask should be read by anyone with a fear of negotiating, male or female, and by managers who want a better understanding of how 47 percent of the work force confronts the workplace. The book [also] has a more revolutionary goal: to change the social context in which bargaining takes place, so the world becomes accepting of women who ask.”

12:45 - 1:45    Lunch

1:45 - 2:45     Panel 2

2:45 - 3:45     Panel 3

3:45 - 4:00     Closing Remarks

4:00 - 5:00     Reception


REGISTRATION

Please note: Advanced registration required. Fees are non-refundable and include the reception.

  • FREE   All students with valid photo ID
  • FREE   Thomas Jefferson School of Law Faculty and Staff
  • $30     Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni (with or without MCLE credit)
  • $30     Lawyers Club Members
  • $30     Attorneys in Practice less than 5 years (not seeking MCLE credit)
  • $40     General public (not seeking MCLE credit)
  • $45     All others (seeking MCLE credit)

Register Here


MCLE AVAILABLE

4 hours MCLE Credit

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit (MCLE) by the State Bar of California.


MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact Vi Sary at vsary@tjsl.edu.