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Lawyering for Change in Gender and Sexuality Law

Start/End Monday, November 26, 2012 04:00 PM EST -- 05:30 PM EST
Location Name JG Annex

Join us on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Jerome Greene Annex for an interactive workshop on “Lawyering for Change in Gender and Sexuality Law.”  

This workshop is the second in the “Lawyering for Change in Changing Times” series sponsored by the Law School’s Public Interest Committee to engage with questions about current and future roles and opportunities for lawyers interested in addressing social justice issues. As has become clear after the recent election and in the marriage cases currently seeking review at the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers have a significant role to play regarding an array of gender and sexuality issues, including access to contraception; work/family balance; trafficking; and LGBT equality, among many others. This session will bring together students, faculty, staff, and practicing lawyers to talk and brainstorm together about using legal training in multidimensional ways - and in a rapidly changing climate - to address these and other sexuality and gender law issues. Even as conventional lawyering strategies continue, litigation and legislative advocacy are hardly the only fronts on which lawyers are working. The session aims to provide a forum for thinking together about these and other roles, as well as the challenges and emerging opportunities for lawyers interested in doing work in this area. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Sigourney LaBarre at sigourney.labarre@law.columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you.  Professors Suzanne Goldberg, Susan Sturm, Ariela Dubler, Katherine Franke, and Olati Johnson.