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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Symposium Honoring Professor Myrna S. Raeder

On Friday, November 14, 2014, the Southwestern Law Review will host a symposium honoring the work of renowned gender equity advocate and beloved Southwestern Law School Professor Myrna S. Raeder. The subject is "Locking Up Females, Failing to Protect Them, and Punishing Their Children and Families: Can A Human Rights Approach Eliminate Gender Bias That Is Currently Treated as Gender Neutral?" The press release follows the jump.

Myrna was a prolific scholar and a prominent national figure in legal education and the advancement of criminal justice. She was also one of the most highly regarded experts in evidence and a leading advocate for gender equity in the legal profession and the criminal justice system.


The symposium celebrating Myrna’s work is traditional in the sense that it will boast several panels that focus on the issues and themes Myrna was so passionate about, including:


  • Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Women’s Issues Related to Evidence
  • Women in the Criminal Justice System: Incarceration, Sentencing and Collateral Consequences, and
  • The Juvenile System


In addition, selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Southwestern Law Review.


There will be a lot of time for people in the audience to participate in discussions. This symposium is open to anyone who knew Myrna or was inspired by her work, writing or teaching—so please mark your calendars. There is a nominal registration fee and attendees must pay their own way.


Arrangements are being made for conference hotels and online. Please visit for further updates, including registration information, or email the symposium planners:


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