Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 2009 Symposium “Gender, Parenting, and the Law”

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On February 7, 2009, the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host its 3rd annual symposium.   This year’s topic is “Gender, Parenting, and the Law.”   The symposium, which will complement the journal’s Spring Symposium issue, will create a dynamic forum for academics, legal practitioners, and community organizers and activists to share ground-breaking work on a number of urgent parenthood-related civil rights issues.   The Symposium will be open to Stanford students, faculty, and the community at large.

Our panel topics are new reproductive technologies, parenting and the criminal justice system, parenting and labor, and LGBT parenting.   In each panel, we hope to discuss issues of gender, the state’s views of parenthood, and the legal rights of parents.

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor at Northwestern   University Law School, will give the opening keynote.   Other confirmed speakers include:
•             Nancy Polikoff, American University Washington College of Law
•             Patricia Allard, formerly Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center
for Justice
at New York University School of Law
•             Melissa Murray, UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
•             Laura Rosenbury, Washington University Law School
•             Kaaryn Gustafson, UConn School of Law
•             Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

SJCRCL is soliciting articles for the Spring Symposium issue. Articles specifically focusing on reproductive technologies, parenting and the criminal justice system, LGBT parenting, and parents in the labor force are preferred.   Please submit your article by November 17, 2008 via email to jkwu@stanford.edu

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