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WLC 2015: Women and the Criminal Justice System

February 12, 2015

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Women and the Law Conference 2015 will be held at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in rooms 323 and 325 on Friday, March 27, 2015. The daylong event will include prestigious panelists and a reception on the 8th floor terrace.

All participants must register for the conference that will run from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The conference will explore Women and the Criminal Justice System. Noted criminal defense attorney and author Leslie Abramson, who handled the Menendez Brothers trial and the Phil Spector case, will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture.

Since 2003, the WLC has featured the annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, thanks to the generous support of Associate Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, who visited and lectured at the law school that same year.

A dynamic speaker, Abramson promises to give a spirited presentation. “Leslie is a funny and dynamic speaker and I’m confident she will give a great Ginsburg Lecture,” said conference organizer Professor Marjorie Cohn.

Other notables speaking at the conference include retired U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez and Santa Clara law professor Gerald Uelmen.

Panels will focus on timely and controversial subjects, including: Are Women Treated Like Men in the Criminal Justice System?, Pathways to Power: Trailblazing Women in Criminal Law, and Women in Prison. The conference will be followed by a reception.

The WLC, inaugurated in 2001 by Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professors Susan Bisom-Rapp, Julie Greenberg, and Susan Tiefenbrun, and fostered over the years by committed TJSL students, staff, and faculty, was the first regular conference series in the western United States focusing on issues pertaining to women, gender, and the law.

The WLC is organized by the Women and the Law Project at TJSL. The popular annual conference is open to the public and regularly draws a large audience of academics, legal practitioners, and other professionals as well as students from local universities.

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