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January 22, 2009

Free Program at Touro: Transgender Law--Challenging the Boundaries of Law and Gender

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.

Registration for the event is FREE.  To register, follow this link.

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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