Professor Sarah Rogerson will deliver a presentation on "The Gender Gap and the Pursuit of Justice: Overcoming the Barriers" in honor of Women's History Month at an event at the New York State Bar Association on March 7.
During her talk, Professor Rogerson will cover poverty, immigration status, lack of security of employment, domestic violence and lack of child care. She will also explore recent efforts made by the courts to help respond to these obstacles and ideas for additional ways to enhance women’s access to justice.
Director of the law school's Family Violence Litigation Clinic, Professor Rogerson's scholarship is focused on the intersections between domestic violence, family law, international law and immigration law and policy.
Professor Rogerson joined the Albany Law faculty after a clinical teaching fellowship at University of Baltimore School of Law, where she taught and supervised students enrolled in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Previously, she represented immigrant adults and children in cases involving torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and guardianship petitions at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc., in both state and federal courts. Professor Rogerson also spent several years as a litigation associate practicing federal and state law in New York and New Jersey.
Professor Rogerson earned her J.D., as well as an M.A., from Seton Hall University, and she earned an LL.M. from Southern Methodist University. She completed her undergraduate work at Hillsdale College.
Following Professor Rogerson's presentation on March 7, there will be a roundtable discussion with Anne Reynolds Copps '81, Ricja Rice and Ellen Schell '93. The event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Women's Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, Albany Law School and the Albany Law School Women's Law Caucus, The Legal Project, and the Albany County Bar Association.