The Women’s Rights Law Reporter is hosting our Spring Symposium on March 5, 2020.

WRLR, founded in part by Rutgers law students and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was a faculty member at Rutgers Law School, is dedicating its Spring Symposium to the evolution of women’s rights. The panels will discuss specific hot button issues regarding women’s rights today. The symposium will have three focus areas, with a panel dedicated to each one: reproductive justice, incarcerated and detained women, and economic justice.

Our confirmed Keynote speakers for this year’s Symposium will be Elizabeth Langer, Founding Member, and Debra Katz, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney in the Kavanaugh hearings


Panels & Speakers include:

Welcome and Opening Remarks to be announced.

Reproductive Justice: Silvia Henriquez, Co-director of All* Above All campaign; and Aarin Michele Williams, Attorney for the National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Incarcerated and Detained Women: Cindene Pezzell, Esq., Legal Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women; Whitney Washington, Equal Justice Works Fellow and does work for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) persons in custody (PIC) and reducing their risk of sexual violence. 

Economic Justice: Deborah J. Vagins, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Research at American Association of University Women; Nicole G. Berner, General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Rutgers Law School has long played a leadership role in diversity and inclusion, as well as social justice. We are proud to host a variety of experts, from within and outside our New Jersey community, to host engaging and nuanced conversations about these topics. Our symposium is being held in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law & Policy.

The symposium will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Registration for the symposium will take place at 9:00 AM in the lobby of the law school. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM. The speakers and panelists will conclude their remarks around 4:00 PM. A gala will follow at 15 Washington, Newark, NJ 07102, from 7PM – 11:00 PM.

Tickets to the symposium are on sale now, and we welcome all donations!

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