FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
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.]
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.