Upcoming Conference:”The New Face of Women’s Legal History”

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Renowned legal and history scholars from across the nation will gather at The University of Akron School of Law on Oct. 19 for a constitutional law symposium titled”The New Face of Women’s Legal History.”

The symposium’s broad theme will address a diverse array of topics that form the base of recent work in gender and legal scholarship, including racial and gender equality, as well as key figures in women’s history such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Reva Siegel, deputy dean and professor of law at Yale University, will be the keynote speaker. Siegel will deliver a lecture titled”Movement/Counter-Movement: Abortion and De Facto ERA.” The lecture recovers the silences and preoccupations with abortion present in the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment at the end of the 20th century from the early feminists to the New Right. Siegel draws on this history to illuminate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in”Gonzales v. Carhart”situating abortion rights in women’s equality rather than in a generalized notion of privacy.

Panelists include:

The symposium is Friday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the The University of Akron School of Law. The keynote speaker and luncheon will be held at Greystone Hall in Akron. For more information, call 330-972-6456, e-mail misty@uakron.edu or visit the symposium’s website.

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