Touro Law Center’s Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity presents “Transgender Law: Challenging the Boundaries of Law and Gender” Friday, February 20, 2009 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION HERE! Co-Sponsored by LeGaL (the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York) and the Long Island GLBT Community Center.

8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
– Dean Lawrence Raful, Touro Law Center
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: Session 1: Gender and Access to Justice
– Moderator: James G. Durham, Head of Public Services, Gould Law Library, Touro Law Center
– Immigration Law and the Transgender Client, Victoria Neilson, Esq., Legal Director, Immigration Equality
– Eight, Hate or too Late? Did California Transsexuals Survive the Proposition Eight Vote?, Katrina Rose, Esq., Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Iowa
– Transgender Issues in Criminal Law: Finding a Place for Transgender Individuals in Prisons, Benish Shah, Esq., Associate, Stroock & Strook & Lavan, LLP
10:40 a.m. – 10:50am: Break
10:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Session 2: Gender as Legal Boundary
– Moderator: Mik Kinkead, Trangender Services Coordinator, Long Island GLBT Community Center
– From Sex-testing to the Stockholm Consensus: The Tenuous Lex Sportiva of the Transgender Athlete, Professor Shayna Sigman, Associate Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
– Transgender Access to Healthcare and the Role of Medicine in Transgender Civil Rights, Michael D. Silverman, Esq., Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
– Transgender Name Changes and Legal Adjudications of Gender, Franklin Romeo, Esq., Staff Attorney, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Transgender Identity and Framing Transgender Equality
– Moderator: David Kilmnick, Phd, MSW, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island GLBT Community Center
– The Debate over GID Reform: How does it play out in the Courts?, Dru Levasseur, Esq., Staff Attorney, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
– Rights to Gender Self-Determination as a Component of the Constitutional Right to Privacy, Dr. Jillian T. Weiss, Esq., Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College
– Transitional Discrimination, Professor Elizabeth Glazer, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School
– Interlocking Systems of Oppression: Disability, Gender and Race in the Context of Transgender Legal Claims, Kyle Kirkup, Candidate for Baccalaureate of Law and Senior Editor of Ottawa Law Review, University of Ottawa
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks
– Professor Meredith R. Miller, Assistant Professor of Law, Touro Law Center

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