Upcoming Conference by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project

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Genetic Manipulation and Enhancement Technologies
University School of Law
January 27-28, 2006

Friday, January 27th

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Theoretical Frameworks
Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh
“A Comparative Perspective on Issues of Genetic Manipulation and Enhancement Technologies”
Maneesha Dekha, University of Victoria Faculty of Law,
Canada and Pre-Implantation Sex Selection”
Chloe G.K. Atkins, University of Calgary,
“Genetic Prenatal Testing and Gender, Disability and Sexuality”
Ruth Fletcher,
School of Law, Keele University,
“A Proposed Conceptual Framework for Reproductive Consumption”

6:45 PM – 9:00 PM – DINNER*
*Readings from”Orchids,”a play by Jeff Nisker

Saturday, January 28th
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Manipulation of the Body
Marie Fox, Keele University UK,
“The Transgressive Potential of Biotechnology: Legal Responses to Trans-Species Hybrids”

Margrit Shildrick, Queen’s University Belfast,
“Genetics and the Normative Limits of Corporeal Transformation”
Rebecca M. Bratspies,
CUNY School of Law,
“Engineering the Mermaid”

SESSION III – 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM – Comparative Reproduction
Erin Nelson, University of Alberta,
“A Comparative Look at Regulation of Reproduction,
Canada, the UK, the US, and Australia
Mary Anne Case, University of
Chicago Law School,
“German Regulation of Transgressive Reproductive Practices”
Kerry Abrams,
University of Virginia School of Law,
“Disaggregating Marriage from Sex from Reproduction”

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – LUNCH, in the Agnor Room

SESSION IV – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Debates in Enhancement
Ani Satz, Emory University School of Law,
“Applying Genetics to Enhance Ability”
Jane Cohen,
University of Texas at Austin School of Law,
“Therapy v. Enhancement”
Isabel Karpin, University of Sydney Law School & Roxanne Mykitiuk, Osgoode Hall Law School – Toronto
“Enhancement, Anomalous Embodiment and the Regulation of Disability”

More information here.

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