Law and Gender Colloquium

The Law & Gender Colloquium is an advanced seminar that convenes outside scholars, resident faculty, and Northwestern students for discussions of cutting-edge research that illuminates the intersection of law and gender. Throughout the semester, leading scholars will present on areas of law that bear particularly on gender. Colloquium participants will gain a broader understanding of the gendered implications of law across disparate doctrinal and policy areas while gaining a deeper appreciation for the complex relationships between race, class, sexuality and gender in law.


Spring 2021

Organized by Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer

All sessions will take place on Wednesdays from (10–11:50am) on Zoom

January 27
Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU Law
Race-ing Roe: Reproductive Justice, Racial Justice, and the Battle for Roe v. Wade

February 10
Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

February 24
Bennett Capers, Professor of Law and Director of Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law
Future Sex

March 10
Naomi Cahn, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Law, Nancy L. Buc ’69 Research Professor in Democracy and Equity, and Director, Family Law Center, University of Virginia School of Law

June Carbone, Princeton University, A.B., Yale Law School, J.D., University of Minnesota

Nancy Levit, Associate Dean for Faculty and Curator's Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Shafted - Introduction and Shafted - Chapter 2

March 24
Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law, Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law, Harvard Law School
Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans

April 7
Patricia Williams, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University School of Law
Exoskeletal Assemblages:  On the Disembodiments of Being Misread