Sex Work: Legalization and Decriminalization focus of Albany Law Review 2022 Fall Symposium

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The Albany Law Review Vol. 86 plans to explore a simple question with complex legal and social answers this fall, “From OnlyFans to Pornhub, we’re surrounded with legal ways to sell sex, but 'prostitution' is still a crime on the books in New York. Should it be?”

The student-run law journal’s fall 2022 symposium - Sex Work: Legalization and Decriminalization - will explore that on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom and virtually with link information available upon registration. In-person attendees must adhere to the Albany Law School’s COVID-19 policies.

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“As debates over the decriminalization or legalization of consensual sex work have waged in recent years, concerns over protecting victims of human trafficking continue. Join us to discuss the nuances, current legal challenges, and potential future development of sex work and human trafficking in New York,” said Julia Berry Lopez ’22 about the symposium which explores different topics each year. Lopez is the Executive Editor for Symposium for the law review.

The symposium’s panel discussion will be moderated by Albany Law School's President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law Melissa L. Breger and feature:

  • Julia Salazar - New York State Senator, New York's 18th State Senate District
  • Nora M. Cronin, Esq. - Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • RJ Thompson, Esq. - Managing Director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
  • Damara Fredette ‘19 Esq. - Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

Biographies of each panelist are available on the law school’s website.

Founded more than 80 years ago, the Albany Law Review is an independent, student-run organization committed to making meaningful contributions to the law and legal scholarship through the publication of critical and analytical articles written by judges, lawyers, law school professors, and other scholars.

The Albany Law Review publishes four issues per volume: General Topic Issues, Miscarriages of Justice, New York Appeals, and State Constitutional Commentary.

Learn more about Albany Law Review at albanylawreview.org.