Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Albany Law School Professor Donna Young will deliver the 2nd Annual Katheryn D. Katz ’70 Memorial Lecture, titled “Say Her Name: Law Reform and Activism at the Intersection of Race and Gender,” on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the law school’s Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (1928 Building, Room 421).
The Katheryn D. Katz ’70 Lecture Series was
established in 2014 to focus on the family law topics that Professor Katz made central to her teaching, including domestic violence, gender and the law, children and the law, reproductive rights and inequality. The inaugural Katz Memorial Lecture was
delivered last year by Albany Law School Professor Melissa Breger.
Professor Young returned to Albany Law in August 2015 after spending a year at the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), in Washington, D.C. Since then, Professor Young has joined the AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (Committee A), the national panel responsible for establishing high educational standards by promoting principles of academic freedom, tenure and due process in higher education.
In the last several months she has been invited to speak at the Northeast Pennsylvania AAUP Alliance conference, the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ 45th Annual Weekend Conference, and the LatCrit Conference on "Critical Constitutionalism" at UC Davis. With colleagues from UAlbany's departments of Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor Young has organized
“Racial Justice: A Transformative Conversation Series,” a yearlong series designed to attract scholarly attention and activism to issues of race and gender. She has given the keynote address at Siena College’s Annual Constitution Day, and the commencement address at UAlbany’s Africana Studies Department.
Prior to joining the faculty at Albany Law, Professor Young worked at a Toronto labor law firm, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and the legal department of the City of New York, Mayor's Office of Labor Relations. While obtaining an LL.M., she taught as an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. Professor Young has been a Fellow at Cornell Law School's Gender, Sexuality, and Family Project, a Visiting Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School's Institute of Feminist Legal Studies in Toronto, a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Jurisprudence at the University of Roma Tre in Rome, and a consultant to the International Development Law Organization in Rome during which time she traveled to Uganda to conduct fieldwork on the interaction of women's property rights and HIV/AIDS.
Professor Young teaches criminal law, employment regulation, federal civil procedure, and gender and work, and chairs the Faculty Affairs Committee at Albany Law. Her research focuses on the areas of law and development, comparative labor/employment law, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, and international labor and human rights law. She is currently co-authoring a piece on Academic Freedom and Title IX compliance. She has presented her work at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.