Upcoming Conference: “Working From the World Up: Equality’s Future”

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March 14-15, 2008

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI

A New Legal Realism Conference – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project

Sponsored by: The University of Wisconsin Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, and the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal/Wisconsin Law Journal of Gender and Society.

Dates: March 14-15, 2008 at the University of Wisconsin. The conference will begin on Friday afternoon and end with a dinner session. Panel sessions will continue all day Saturday, ending around 5:00 p.m.

Location: Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.

Conference Overview: We are at a historic juncture in the progress of race and sex equality in American life, with the election of the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives and the first Presidential race in which female and African-American candidates have a serious chance of capturing the White House. This conference aims to honor the institutions and the people who have theorized sex and race in ways that have helped to change the world, and to forge the future of the study of race and sex equality in the law. In short, it will be an opportunity to reflect on the key concepts of the past, so as to better understand the future.

A schedule of speakers will be available shortly.

Click Here for Conference Registration

Hosted by Victoria Nourse, Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, and Jane Larson, Voss-Bascom Professor of Law, at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and cohosted by Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and Director of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, and the editorial staff of the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal/Wisconsin Law Journal of Gender and Society.

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