Symposium Honors Scholarship of Martha Nussbaum

Summer 2009

The Gender and Sexuality Law Program celebrated its inaugural symposium by honoring Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Organized by Professors Katherine M. Franke and Suzanne Goldberg, the daylong symposium gathered faculty from different universities and disciplines to discuss Nussbaum’s work, which spans the fields of law, ethics, and philosophy. Panelists presented papers that examined gender and sexuality issues through Nussbaum’s writings. The honoree then addressed the papers in her keynote speech.

“Professor Nussbaum challenges us to think hard about complex problems,” said Franke, “and complexly about hard problems.”