Association of American Law Schools

Workshop on Taking Stock: Women of All Colors in Law School
June 15–17, 2003
New York, New York


Workshop Program

Sunday, June 15, 2003

5:00-8:00 p.m.

6:00-8:00 p.m.


Monday, June 16, 2003

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford Law School

Rachel Moran, University of California at Berkeley, Chair, Planning Committee for Joint AALS, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Workshop on "Taking Stock: Women of All Colors in Law School"

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Getting in the Door: Assimilation, Marginalization, Transformation or Cooptation?

Herma Hill Kay, University of California at Berkeley
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, University of New Mexico
Deborah Jones Merritt, The Ohio State University
Barbara Reskin, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Moderator: Katherine L. Vaughns, University of Maryland

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon
Teaching and Learning: The Difference that Gender Makes (or Does It?)

Sari Bashi, Law Student, Yale University
Peggy Cooper Davis, New York University
Carol Gilligan, New York University
Maryana Felib Iskander, Law Student, Yale University
Deborah Waire Post, Touro College

Moderator: Elizabeth Hayes Patterson, Georgetown University

12:00 noon-1:45 p.m.
Luncheon-Talking at the Table

Introduction: Rachel Moran, University of California at Berkeley

Small group discussion with speakers at each table.

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Can the Law School Curriculum be Disengendered (Roundtable)

Katharine T. Bartlett, Duke University
Laura E. Gomez, University of California at Los Angeles
Paula C. Johnson, Syracuse University
Lily Kahng, Seattle University
Catharine R. Stimpson, University Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University, New York, New York

Moderator: Kristin Booth Glen, City University of New York at Queens College

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Emerging Voices: Sharing Our Scholarly Vision

(Participants will share their works in progress with others in groups.)

Session I

  • A Study of Women's Experiences at Harvard Law School
    Adam Neufeld, Student, Harvard Law School
    Katie Wiik, Student, Harvard Law School

  • Recognizing Race in Women's Programming: A Critique of a Women's Law Society
    Danielle Hirsch, Student, University of Illinois

Session II

  • Parallel Lives: A Critical Comparison of Women's Rights and Lesbian Rights Jurisprudence
    Suzanne B. Goldberg, Rutgers University, Newark

  • Women, Globalization and Law School: The Forgotten Girls
    Barbara Stark, University of Tennessee

Session III

  • Tradmark Law and Gendered Confusion
    Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina

  • Babes in Law: Popular Culture Images of Women
    Cheryl Bailey Preston, Brigham Young University

Session IV

  • Diversity Matters: Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Legal Education
    Nancy Elizabeth Dowd, University of Florida
    Kenneth B. Nunn, University of Florida

Session V

  • Marital Immunity, Intimate Relationships, and Improper Inferences: A New Law on Sexual Offenses by Intimates
    Michelle J. Anderson, Villanova University

  • Sexual Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations
    Jeffrey A. Trexler, Southern Methodist University

  • The Cost of Children When Batterers' Misuse Order for Protection Statutes in Child Custody Cases
    Nina W. Tarr, Washington University

Session VI

  • Carter's Groundbreaking Appointment of Women to the Federal Bench: His Other "Human Rights" Record
    Mary L. Clark, American University

  • Accommodation Subverted: The Future of Work/Family Initiatives in a "Me, Inc." World
    Rachel S. Arnow Richman, Texas Wesleyan University


  • Building Multiracial Learning Communities
    Lani Guinier, Harvard Law School
    Susan P. Sturm, Columbia University

8:00 p.m.
At the Movies: Popular Representations of Women in Law and Legal Education

Marina Angel, Temple University
Margaret Mary Russell, Santa Clara University


Tuesday, June 17, 2003

9:00-10:30 a.m. Reconceptualizing Law: At the Margins, at the Center, or Somewhere Else?

Mary E. Becker, DePaul University
Martha L. A. Fineman, Cornell Law School
Sharon Hom, City University of New York at Queens College
Margaret E. Montoya, University of New Mexico

Moderator: Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon
Small Group Discussions

12:00 noon-1:45 p.m.
AALS Sponsored Luncheon-Implicit Bias and Stereotypes

Introduction: Rachel Moran, University of California at Berkeley

Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Challenges, Solutions, Strategies (Roundtable)

Anita L. Allen-Castellitto, University of Pennsylvania
Paula A. Monopoli, Southwestern University
Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston
Judith W. Wegner, University of North Carolina
Gita Z. Wilder, Social Research Scientist, Law School Admission Council , Newtown, Pennsylvania
Marilyn V. Yarbrough, University of North Carolina

Moderator: Diane C. Yu, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President, New York University, New York, New York

6:00-8:00 p.m.
AALS Reception

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