Speech, Symbols, and Substantial Obstacles: The Doing and “Undue”ing of Abortion Law since Casey
Friday, October 4, 2013
UC Berkeley, School of Law
100 Boalt Hall
Reception to follow - Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall
The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice will present a daylong, interdisciplinary symposium at Berkeley Law on Friday, October 4, 2013.
Thought leaders from diverse disciplines will examine the constitutive power and widespread impact of current laws related to abortion in the United States. Discussion will focus on Planned Parenthood v. Casey’s undue burden standard; the way this “standardless standard” is playing out in courts across the country, altering people’s access to and experience of abortion care. How have legal frames influenced the public’s understanding of abortion and its perceptions of those who seek abortions? How do abortion regulations interact with other areas of law, including freedom of speech? How do abortion restrictions harm individuals, families, and communities, threatening access to services, compelling parenthood, and compounding other forms of marginalization?
- Vikram Amar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
- Khiara Bridges, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University School of Law
- Kimberly Buchanan, Associate Professor f Law and Gender Studies, USC Gould School of Law
- Caroline Corbin, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
- Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, Berkeley Law
- Sara Dubow, Assistant Professor of History, Williams College
- Dan Grossman, Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF; Vice President of Research, Ibis Reproductive Health
- Sujatha Jesudason, CoreAlign, UC San Francisco
- Carol Joffe, Professor, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF; Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH); Professor Emerita, Dept. of Sociology, University of California, Davis
- Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School
- Kristin Luker, Faculty Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law; Professor of Sociology
- Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law; Vice Dean, Columbia Law School
- Melissa Murray, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
- Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights
- Leslie Reagan, Associate Professor of History, Medicine, Gender and Women's Studies, and Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
- Neil Siegel, Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke Law
- Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
- Tracey Weitz, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), UC San Francisco
- Alyssa Wulf, Principal and Director of Programs, Real Reason
Read the agenda here. Additional details forthcoming.
Registration is required and will open August 2013. MCLE credits will be available.