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Reva Siegel Will Give Lectures on ‘Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump’ for Rosenthal Series, April 8-10

March 06, 2019

Reva Siegal
Professor Reva Siegel

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to welcome Professor Reva Siegel as the speaker for the 2019 Julius Rosenthal Lecture Series, April 8th – 10th

The "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump" lectures will discuss the changing landscape of sexual and reproductive rights under the Trump Administration, with a specific focus on the current composition of the Supreme Court. Siegel will respond to conflicts over pregnancy discrimination, abortion, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies. 

Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. One of her most notable works is "She the People: The Nineteenth Amendment, Sex Equality, Federalism, and the Family," (2002) which argues that the history leading up to the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing woman suffrage, should serve as the foundation for a more robust jurisprudence of sex equality. 

Siegel joined the Yale faculty in 1994. Previously, she taught at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She holds a BA, a Masters in Philosophy, and a JD all from Yale University. Siegel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is active in the American Society for Legal History, the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Constitution Society. In 2018, she was elected to the American Philosophical Society. 

The three lectures in the series are: 

     "The Constitution Without Kennedy"
     Monday, April 8th, 4-5 p.m., Lincoln Hall 

     "Equal Protection Puzzles about Pregnancy"
     Tuesday, April 9th, 12-1 p.m., Rubloff 150

     "Prochoicelife - Liberty, Equality, Abortion and Beyond"
     Wednesday, April 10th, 12 – 1 p.m., Rubloff 150

All three events are free and open to the public.

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The Julius Rosenthal Foundation was established in 1919 in memory of Julius Rosenthal (1827-1905), an eminent and beloved member of the Chicago Bar. One of the principal programs supported by the foundation is the Rosenthal Lecture Series, which has assumed a preeminent position among distinguished lecture programs in the legal world. Publication of the lectures has made a notable contribution to legal literature and scholarship for more than 70 years. 

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