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Monday, February 18, 2019

11th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism and MeToo

11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism and #MeToo, University of Baltimore School of Law

We are happy to announce the Eleventh Feminist Legal Theory Conference sponsored by The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on Applied Feminism and The University of Baltimore Law Review. The theme of this year's conference is Applied Feminism and #MeToo  and it will be held at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, MD, on April 11 and 12, 2019. The conference will focus on the #MeToo social movement, and its impact and limitations nationally and internationally. The conference will examine emerging proposals to change institutions where gender-based harassment and assault occur, are investigated, or are adjudicated, such as workplaces, universities, and courts. The conference will also explore and offer reforms regarding critical issues such as credibility discounting, survivor trauma, anger, contrition, restorative approaches for accountability, and the lack of visibility for all persons subjected to gender-based harassment and assault, such as those who are of color, immigrant, young, involved in the criminal justice system, and male or a gender minority. 

Program Schedule

 Conference Opening Remarks

                             Margaret E. Johnson, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center on
                             Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore School of Law

 9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel I:  Exploring Comparative Perspectives on #MeToo

                            Moderator: Nienke Grossman, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore
                            School of Law

                            Indigenizing The #Me Too Campaign: A South African Perspective 
                            
Penelope Andrews, Sabbatical Scholar, Columbia Law School, 
                            Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, New York Law School

                            #MeToo and the Pursuit of Women’s International Human Rights, 
                            
Benedetta Faedi Duramy, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty 
                            Scholarship, Golden Gate University School of Law

                            Recognizing Rage Surrounding the #MeToo Movement and Differing 
                            Approaches to Address It,
 
Johanna Gusman, Visiting Research
                            ScholarGeorgetown University Legal Center

                            Misdirection and Misogyny:  Political Deployment of "Women's 
                            Issues" to Justify Nativist Goals,
 
Dina Francesca Haynes, 
                            Professor of Law, New England Law

11-12:30 p.m.     Panel II:  Interrogating Intersectional Identities of #MeToo

                           Moderator: Elizabeth Keyes, Associate Professor of Law, University of 
                           Baltimore School of Law

                           Immigrant Women in the Shadow of the #MeToo Movement, Nicole 
                           Hallett, 
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School
                           of Law

                          There Are No Outsiders Here: Rethinking Intersectionality as 
                          Hegemonic Discourse in the Age of #MeToo,
 
Teri McMurtry-Chubb,
                          Professor of Law, Mercer University Law School

                          Applying Lessons from #MeToo to Abusive Policing, Josephine Ross, 
                          
Professor of LawUniversity School of Law

                          #WhoAmI? Harm & Remedy for Youth of the #MeToo Era, 
                          Charisa Smith, 
Associate ProfessorCity University of New York 
                          School of Law


12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch Program (12th Floor)

                           Keynote Speaker: Debra Katz, Founding Partner, Katz, Marshall & 
                           Banks, LLP


2-3:30 p.m.        Panel III:  
Tackling #MeToo Inside and Outside the Courtroom 

                           Moderator: Shanta Trivedi, Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Baltimore 
                           School of Law

                          Third Generation Discrimination Part II:  An Empirical Analysis of 
                          Judicial Decision Making,
 
Catherine Dunham, Professor of LawElon
                          University School of Law and Chris Leupold, Associate Professor of 
                          Psychology and Faculty Fellow for Law and Leadership, Elon University 
                          School of Law

                          #MeToo: The Path from Credibility Discounting to Systemic Change, 
                          
Deborah Epstein, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Domestic Violence 
                          Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center

                          #MeToo, Sexual Harassment and Accountability: Considering the Role 
                          of Restorative Approaches, Julie Goldscheid, 
Professor of Law, 
                          CUNY Law School

                          Restorative Justice through Administrative Law: Male Military Sexual 
                          Assault and the Veterans Administration,
 
Elizabeth Tarloski, Staff 
                          Attorney/Adjunct Professor, William and Mary Law School-Lewis B. Puller Jr., 
                          Veterans Benefits Clinic

3:45 -5:15 p.m.  Panel IV: Exploring #MeToo Relational Dynamics in the Workplace
                           and Beyond

                           Moderator: Zina Makar, Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Baltimore 
                           School of Law

                           Sorry Not Sorry, Jamie Abrams, Associate Professor, University of 
                           Louisville Brandeis School of Law

                           Peer Retaliation in the Post #MeToo Era, Deborah Brake, Professor of
                           Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, University 
                           of Pittsburgh School of Law

                           #SororityToo: Breaking the Code of Silence about Relationship
                           Violence in Collegiate Greek Life,
 
Tanya Cooper, Director, Restoration 
                           and Justice Clinic; Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Pepperdine 
                           University School of Law

                           Rethinking Institutional Response to Sexual Harassment in the Wake
                           of #MeToo,
 
Joanna Grossman, Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in 
                           Women and Law & Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law

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