We are currently planning our symposium for Spring 2018 on women and families’ access to housing justice. Please reach out to with any questions.

Below is a recap of our 2015 Symposium titled: “Rutgers Celebrates Beijing + 20: Gender Equality on the Twentieth Anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.”

This most recent one was a huge success! It was held on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 6 PM.  Our journal worked with Professor Suzanne Kim, the Kinoy-Stavis Public Interest Law Fellows, the Women’s Law Forum, and other organizations and coalitions to plan for our Symposiums.

This day-long event featured activist Gloria Steinem as a keynote speaker. Further, the event brought together leading policymakers, advocates, and practitioners, and students to discuss continued challenges in achieving gender equality since the groundbreaking Beijing Conference in 1995. The speakers addressed issues in a variety of areas from the Beijing Platform for Action, including violence, poverty, education, reproductive rights, and human rights.

The conference proceedings will be published in a special symposium issue of WRLR.

The Symposium was also an inaugural event of the Rutgers Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and Policy, which supports interdisciplinary research, programming, and cross-sector partnerships enhancing gender- and sexuality- based equity.

The link below provides further details regarding the 2015 symposium:

Please continue to check this site and the school’s website for details about our future symposiums and event details!

Thank you!

Caitlin Miller, Symposium Editor;

Edited and Updated by Robert Galvan, Research & I.T. Editor.

More information regarding other recent symposiums below :

2015: The Global Struggle for LGBTQ Rights: Legal, Political, and Social Dimensions.”


2013: “Symposium on Families and Technology: Reproductive Technology in the Legal and Bioethical Context.”


BEYOND ROE: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World


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