Conference Schedule

 
 

Thursday, April 11

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

LAW AND THE ISSUE OF “CULTURE”

DAMC

Chair: Professor Donna Young, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School

Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury, Florida International University 

Professor Melissa Breger, Albany Law School

Susan Bazilli, International Women's Rights Project

This panel will discuss the issue of “culture” – and how culture either enhances or serves to inhibit women’s options in a range of areas of life, both in the private and public sector.

 

11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Morning Tea - DeMatteo Gymnasium

 

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: A CONTINUING STRUGGLE 

DAMC

Chair: Ms. Lisa Frisch, The Legal Project

Panelists: 

Ms. Elizabeth Loewy ’84, Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

Hon. Marjory D. Fields, Private Practice (former Family Court Judge)

Professor Janet Calvo, CUNY Law School

Ms. Gwen Wright, State of New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

This panel will discuss violence against women as a significant, some would argue the most significant, challenge continuing to face women across racial, ethnic, class, geographical, and age boundaries.

 

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Lunch - DeMatteo Gymnasium

 

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A CONVERSATION ON WOMEN AND GOVERNANCE

DAMC

Chair: Ms. Cara Brousseau ’99, President, Capital Women’s Bar Association

Professor Dina Refki, Executive Director, Center for Women in Government and Civil Society

Hon. Carolyn McLaughlin, President, Albany City Council

Hon. Kathy Sheehan ’94, Treasurer, City of Albany

This panel will explore women’s role in governance, and examine what unique perspectives, if any, women bring to government and whether having women in government makes a difference.

 

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Tea - DeMatteo Gymnasium

 

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

FEMINIST CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNITED STATES LAW

DAMC

Chair: Ms. Marcia D. Alazraki ’76, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Albany

Panelists: 

Professor Ruthann Robson, CUNY Law School

Professor Twila Perry, Rutgers University School of Law

Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol, University of Florida College of Law

Ms. Camille deJorna, American Bar Association

This panel will explore the myriad ways that feminist legal theory have contributed to American law. The panelists will also analyze the way that other critical fields, for example, critical race theory, have impacted feminist legal theory to provide a particularly rich and nuanced approach to legal theory and law reform.

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

Cocktail reception  - East Foyer

 



Friday, April 12

 

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WOMEN AND HEALTH

DAMC

Chair: Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota School of Law

Professor Alicia Ouellette ’94, Albany Law School

Professor Marilou McPhedran, University of Winnipeg, Canada

This panel will explore how health and human rights remain a core question for women’s equality and dignity.

 

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 

Morning Tea - DeMatteo Gymnasium

 

11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

“FEMINIST APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL LAW”
– THE LEGACY OF TWO DECADES

DAMC

Chair: Professor Mary Lynch, Albany Law School

Panelists:

Professor Val Napoleon, University of Victoria School of Law, Canada 

Professor Johanna Bond, Washington and Lee School of Law

Professor Siobhan Mullally, Cork University, Ireland 

Professor Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

Professor Erika George, University of Utah School of Law

This panel will discuss the endearing legacy of the most intellectually pioneering and one of the most cited international law articles of the 20th century.


1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon - DeMatteo Gymnasium

Celebrating Kathryn Grant Madigan '78; Levene, Gouldin and Thompson, LLP, Binghamton, Recipient of 2012 NYS Bar Association Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award

Moderator:  Professor Debbie Kearns ’00, Albany Law School 

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

REVISITING “FEMINIST APPROACHES"
– THE AUTHOR RESPONDS

Chair: Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, Albany Law School

Author: Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University

Professor Charlesworth revisits ‘Feminist Approaches” and comment on international legal developments regarding women since its publication. She also ponders what would have changed had they written the article today.