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Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

6:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Linda Greenhouse - Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

8:15 a.m.

WELCOME

8:30 a.m.

OPENING PLENARY ADDRESS: Deborah L. Rhode - Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School

9:00 a.m.

PANEL—GENDER, RACE & THE JUDICIARY

Moderator: Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School

Hannah Brenner & Renee Newman Knake, Michigan State University College of Law
“Rethinking Gender Equality in the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power”

Keith Bybee, Syracuse College of Law
“The Limits of Debate or What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Imbalance on the Bench”

Sally Kenney, Newcomb College Institute
“Gender at Work: The First Women on State Supreme Courts”

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law
“The Inexorable Zero: Female Judges of Color”

10:45 a.m.

BREAK

11:00 a.m.

PANEL 1—GENDER EQUALITY: FROM THE BOARDROOM TO THE ELECTORATE

Moderator:Wenona Singel, Michigan State University College of Law

Douglas M. Branson, University of Pittsburg School of Law
“Diversity in Corporate Governance”

Christine Corcos, Louisiana State University Law Center
“Toward Cognatic Primogeniture: The Rise of Equal Rights of Succession in the Modern European Constitutional Monarchy”

Erika Falk, Johns Hopkins University
“Unnatural, Incompetent, and Unviable: Press Portrayals of Women Candidates for President”

PANEL 2—THE ROOTS OF GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD

Moderator:Melanie Jacobs, Michigan State University College of Law

Jen Mullins, American University
“Reactions to the Persistent Gender Disparity in Student Note Publication”

Dara Purvis, University of Illinois
“Gendered Self-Evaluation of Female Law Students”

Francisca Anene, National Open University of Nigeria
“Gender Disparity in the Legal Profession: The Nigerian Situation”

12:15 p.m.

BREAK

12:30 p.m.

LUNCH & PLENARY ADDRESS: The Honorable Nancy Gertner - Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; Judge, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts (Retired)

1:45 p.m.

BREAK

2:00 p.m.

PANEL—RETHINKING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF GENDER INEQUITY

Moderator:Joan Howarth, Michigan State University College of Law

Paula Monopoli, University of Maryland School of Law
“Gender Equality and Legal Academia: Deconstructing Masculine Norms”

Carla Pratt, Penn State Law
“‘Sisters’ in Law: Black Women Lawyers’ Struggle for Advancement”

Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University
“Disembodying Difference: ‘Women’ in the Discourse of Judicial Confirmation”

Julie Suk, Cardozo Law
“Gender Quotas and the Work-Family Conflict”

3:30 p.m.

BREAK

3:45 p.m.

PANEL—BRINGING IT CLOSER TO HOME: THE PIPELINE TO POWER FOR WOMEN LAWYERS IN MICHIGAN

Moderator:Janet K. Welch, Executive Director, State Bar of Michigan (SBM)

Julia D. Darlow, Regent, University of Michigan (SBM President 1986–87)

The Honorable Victoria A. Roberts, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (SBM President 1996–97)

Nancy J. Diehl, Retired, Chief of Trial Division, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office (SBM President 2004–05)

Julie I. Fershtman, Shareholder, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith (SBM President 2011–12)

4:45 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

5:00 p.m.

CONCLUSION


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