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2020 Vision: Dedicating a Decade to Modernizing the Constitution
January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hastings Women’s Law Journal and Constitutional Law Quarterly are proud to present 2020 Vision: Dedicating a Decade to Demystifying Social Constructs and Modernizing the Constitution.
The event will being at 12:00PM in the ARC at 200 McAllister Street, followed by a Skyroom Reception at 4:00PM with free drinks and food at 100 McAllister Street.
1. Professor Nantiya Ruan is visiting from Denver University, Sturm College of Law. Professor Ruan is a law professor and former director of the Lawyering Process program at the University of Denver. She is also Of Counsel at Outten & Golden, LLP where she primarily represents employees in class discrimination and wage and hour cases. She will be presenting on her recently published Article, Papercuts: Hierarchical Microaggressions in Law Schools. The Article investigates law schools as locations of workplace fairness by examining the hierarchical structure of law school faculty and the power dynamics at work. Professor Ruan will discuss how microaggressions based on one’s role in the law school is experienced by skills faculty and the detrimental effects these microaggressions can have when ignored and compounded over time.
2. Professor Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley Law. Professor Bridges will be speaking on her recent book titled “The Poverty of Privacy Rights,” where she argues Courts have routinely upheld the constitutionality of privacy invasions on the poor, and how this greatly impacts poor mothers. Professor Bridges shows how the Constitution has not been interpreted to bestow these women with family, informational and reproductive privacy rights.
3. Samuel L. Fieldman is National Counsel for Wolf-PAC, an organization seeking to use the Article V Convention process to restore free and fair elections, and has been with the group since he volunteered the day it formed in 2011. He wrote Wolf-PAC’s model resolution, testified in over a dozen states, led the research into the Convention process, and presented on the issue all over America. Samuel Fieldman will be speaking on his recent publication on the importance of overturning Citizens United.
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