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Panel 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Library Auditorium)
Women’s Rights at Home
Panelists: Stephen Casey, Teresa Collett, Vivian Hamilton
Moderator: Professor Tessa Dysart

This panel will discuss the state of women's rights in the U.S. 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut. Are women really better off? Did Griswold actually help women? Where is the United States still lacking, if anywhere, in terms of women's rights? What are women's rights? Where is the Supreme Court headed in terms of women's rights?

[Break - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.]

Panel 2 - 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Library Auditorium)
Women’s Rights Abroad
Panelists: Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Tiffany Barrans, Isaac Kfir, Christine Venter
Moderator: Professor Jeffrey Brauch

This panel will discuss how to advance women’s rights internationally. For example, how can we advance women’s rights where the law conflicts with the culture? What strategies should be employed to advance women’s rights, say in Muslim countries, or African countries, where women are guaranteed rights on paper but not in practice? Is the women’s rights movement another form of western imperialism?


Luncheon - 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (Founders Inn)
Speaker: The Honorable Marla Graff Decker, Court of Appeals of Virginia


Ethics CLE for Regent Alumni and Local Attorneys – 2:15 - 4:30 (Founders Inn)
Speaker: Thomas Spahn


Evening Banquet - 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Founders Inn)
Featured speaker: Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic and now prominent pro-life advocate. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has also been invited to speak at the banquet.