Dean of Temple Law School Rachel Rebouché to Deliver 2022 Katz Lecture

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Dean of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and the James E. Beasley Professor of Law Rachel Rebouché will deliver the 8th Annual Katheryn D. Katz ’70 Memorial Lecture on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Rachel Rebouché

The lecture – titled “Remote Reproductive Rights” – will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom. The free lecture is open to the public, but registration is required. It will also be livestreamed on Zoom (a link will be sent with registration). All in-person guests must adhere to the law school’s COVID-19 policies.

Rebouché is a leading scholar in reproductive health law and family law. She is an author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and an editor of Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field. She is also the editor of Feminist Judgments: Family Law Opinions Rewritten and an author of the sixth edition of the casebook, Family Law. In addition, she will join the fifth edition of the casebook, Contracts: Law in Action, and recently co-edited a collection of essays for Law & Contemporary Problems on the pandemic’s effects on contract law.

Her research also includes articles in law reviews and in peer-reviewed journals on abortion law, relational contracts, gestational surrogacy, prenatal genetic testing and genetic counseling, collaborative divorce, parental involvement laws, and international reproductive rights.

The Katheryn D. Katz ’70 Lecture Series was established in 2014 with a focus on the family law topics that Katz made central to her teaching, including domestic violence, gender and the law, children and the law, reproductive rights, and inequality. 

Previous Katz lectures were delivered by Professors Melissa Breger (2015), Donna Young (2016), Mary A. Lynch (2017), Stephen Clark (2018), Jessica Knouse ’04 of the University of Toledo College of Law (2019), Rutgers Law School Co-Dean and Professor Kimberly Mutcherson (2020), and Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning (2021).

Beyond her published work, Rebouché was a co-investigator on two grant-funded research projects related to reproductive health, one housed at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and another funded by the World Health Organization. 

Rebouché received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from Queen’s University, Belfast, and a B.A. from Trinity University. Prior to law school, she was a researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. After law school, she clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and practiced law in Washington, D.C., where she was an associate director of adolescent health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly, the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) and as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.