Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Some interesting family law issues here:

"Gender and the Law: Unintended Consequences, Unsettled Questions"

Thursday, March 12, 2009–Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday 2–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard,  Harvard

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and begins on January 30, 2009.

Unsettled questions of gender and the law present a broad range of challenges in courtrooms, legislatures, and everyday lives. Laws meant to protect or promote gender equality may have unintended consequences, and laws that seem irrelevant to gender may nonetheless significantly impact gender issues. This conference will convene judges; legal practitioners; and scholars of law, the humanities, and the social sciences from around the world to explore the ways in which legal regulations and gender influence each other. From varying historical and cultural perspectives, participants will address legal encounters with gender in the essential spaces of daily life: the body, the home, school, work, the nation, and the world.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Session I: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation with Linda Greenhouse ’68

Session II: Gender and Schooling

Panel Moderator: Martha Minow (Harvard University, Law)
Sandra Lea Lynch (US Court of Appeals, First Circuit)
Katharine Bartlett (Duke University, Law)
Lenora Lapidus (American Civil Liberties Union)
Kimberly Jenkins Robinson (Emory University, Law)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Session III: The Market, the Family, and Economic Power

Panel Moderator: Janet Halley (Harvard University, Law)
Beshara Doumani RI ’08 (University of California at Berkeley, History)
Vicki Schultz (Yale University, Law)
Gillian Lester (University of California at Berkeley)
Chantal Thomas (Cornell University, Law)

Roundtable Moderator: Margaret H. Marshall (Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts)
Lisa Duggan (New York University, History)
Sharon Rabin-Margaliot (Interdisciplinary Center, Israel; Law)
Mona Zulificar (Shalakany Law Office, Egypt)
Alice Kessler-Harris RI ’02 (Columbia University, History)
Philomila Tsoukala (Georgetown University, Law)
Ying Sun (Training, Auditing, and Organizational Systems; China)

Session IV: Gendered Bodies, Legal Subjects

Panel Moderator: Jeannie Suk (Harvard University, Law)
Kendall Thomas (Columbia University, Law)
Judge Cecelia Medina Quiroga (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)
Karen L. Engle (University of Texas at Austin, Law)
Hauwa Ibrahim (2008–2009 Radcliffe fellow, Aries Law Firm, Nigeria)

Session V: Gendered States of Citizenship

Panel Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha (Harvard University, Law and Public Policy)
Linda K. Kerber (University of Iowa, History)
Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto, Law)
Brenda Marjorie Hale (House of Lords)
Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago, English)
Reva Siegel (Yale University, Law)


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