I am writing to correct a misunderstanding that has resulted from our own error in mailing incomplete promotional materials; the information that you received about the Emory Law Journal’s 2010 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium did not represent a full picture of the lineup of speakers for the event. Because the postcard had very limited space, we used it to inform the legal community about the guest speakers who will be visiting from other institutions. The inadvertent consequence of our decision to publicize only the guest speakers was that the list misrepresented the number of females whom we are fortunate to have participating as chairs, panelists and moderators.
We are very proud to have several of our law school’s own female faculty members serve as integral parts of the Symposium. The list includes such distinguished scholars as Professors Victoria Nourse, Martha Fineman, and Ani Satz, and Dean Polly Price. A full lineup of our speakers, including all women participants, is available at this link: http://www.law.emory.edu/student-life/law-journals/emory-law-journal/thrower-symposium/2010-thrower-symposium/schedule.html. The fact that this promotional material did not include those speakers (or any of the participating Emory faculty members–male or female, for that matter), was an unfortunate error on our part. Thus, we sincerely apologize for anything this promotional material has done to undercut or devalue the contributions of female legal scholars for this event. Indeed, one of our key panels is chaired by Professor Fineman, with the topic originating from her own work for Emory’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project, which is a renowned program wholly celebrated by the Emory Law Journal. The Emory Law Journal will take measures to ensure that Thrower Symposium registrants are aware in advance of the entire composition of our panels.
Executive Symposium Editor
Emory Law Journal
I appreciate the clarification. It remains notable that only one out of eleven “outside” speakers is a woman; and eleven men but only three women are *speakers* even after the Emory folks are included. But at least the numbers are better than the publicity mailings indicated.
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