Where Are the Women? – Upcoming Conferences Installment

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I. First up: the John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture at Villanova’s law school. Here is the list of “Conference Participants,” which appears to be entirely male:

Joseph Vining
Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan Law School

Lee Bollinger
President, Columbia University

Patrick McKinley Brennan
John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies and Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law

Reverend John McCausland
Vicar, Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Weare, New Hampshire

Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Robbins Professor of Law emeritus
University of California at Berkeley

H. Jefferson Powell
Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Divinity
Duke University

Jack L. Sammons
Griffin B. Bell Professor of Law
Mercer University School of Law

Steven Smith
Warren Distinguished Professor
University of San Diego School of Law

James Boyd White
L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and Professor of English emeritus
University of Michigan

II. Second, the “Sources of Uncertainty in Patent Litigation” Conference at Santa Clara’s law school features one woman moderator and only one women speaker out of 14 total speakers:

Academics
Moderator: Colleen Chien, Santa Clara Law
Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri School of Law
John Duffy, George Washington University Law School
Peter Menell, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law

Litigators
David Larson, McDermott Will & Emery
Daryl Joseffer, King & Spalding
Craig Kaufman, Orrick
Ed Reines, Weil Gotshal
Bill Rooklidge, Howrey LLP

District Court Judges
Judge Jeremy Fogel, Northern District of California
Judge Andrew J. Guilford, Central District of California
Judge Ronald M. Whyte, Northern District of California

Federal Circuit Court Judges
Judge Randall R. Rader
Judge Richard Linn

III. Third, “Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin’s Forthcoming Book” at Boston University’s law school. There are 25 male speakers (including Dworkin) and only 7 women, two of whom appear to be presenting jointly.

Welcome and Introduction
Dean Maureen O’Rourke, Boston University School of Law

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
I. Truth and Metaethics
Aaron Garrett, Boston University Department of Philosophy
Russ Shafer-Landau, University of Wisconsin Department of Philosophy
Daniel Star, Boston University Department of Philosophy
Michael Smith, Princeton University Department of Philosophy
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Keynote Address:
Justice for Hedgehogs
Ronald Dworkin, New York University School of Law & University College London
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
II. Interpretation
Richard Fallon, Harvard Law School
James Fleming, Boston University School of Law
David Lyons, Boston University School of Law
Lawrence Solum, University of Illinois College of Law
Benjamin Zipursky, Fordham University School of Law
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
III. Ethics and Free Will
Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Christine Jolls, Yale Law School
Robert Kane, University of Texas Department of Philosophy
T.M. Scanlon, Harvard University Department of Philosophy
Amartya Sen, Harvard University Departments of Economics & Philosophy

September 25-26, 2009
5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
IV. Morality: Aid, Harm, and Obligation
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University Department of Philosophy
John Goldberg, Harvard Law School
Frances Kamm, Harvard University Department of Philosophy
& Kennedy School of Government
Kenneth Simons, Boston University School of Law
Susanne Sreedhar & Candice Delmas, Boston University Department of Philosophy
6:30 p.m.
Reception
Saturday, September 26
9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
V. Politics and Justice I
Ed Baker, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Hugh Baxter, Boston University School of Law
Linda McClain, Boston University School of Law
Larry Sager, University of Texas School of Law
Robin West, Georgetown University Law Center
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
VI. Politics and Justice II
Robert Bone, Boston University School of Law
Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania Department of Philosophy
Stephen Macedo, Princeton University Department of Politics
Frank Michelman, Harvard Law School
Robert Sloane, Boston University School of Law
Jeremy Waldron, New York University School of Law
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch
Response by Ronald Dworkin

–Ann Bartow

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