Fighting for Fair Pay: Dinner Conversation with Lilly Ledbetter, Kevin Russell, and Lanier Isom. Tues, Apr 10, 5-6:30pm in Austin North. Free dinner!

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Please join us for a dinner discussion featuring Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration for the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  This discussion will chronicle Ms. Ledbetter’s experience at Goodyear as well as exploring the subsequent litigation and the legislative battle in response to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case.  Kevin Russell, the advocate who argued Ms. Ledbetter’s …

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Professor Richard Lazarus: “Arguing Before and Within the Supreme Court: The Significance for Public Interest Advocacy of Environmentalists’ 0-for-17 Record in NEPA Cases.” Mon, Apr 9, 5pm, in Austin North. Presented by the Environmental Law Society.

Clover dinner!  Reception to Follow. Please join us for the final event in the Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Discussion Series: Lessons for Progressive Cause Advocates. HLS’s own Professor Richard Lazarus will discuss what environmental lawyers’ beleaguered efforts to challenge federal actions via the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) can teach other social change …

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“Reforming the Criminal Justice System,” with Vanita Gupta. Tues, Apr 10, 12-1pm in WCC 2012. Presented by SALSA and cosponsored by ACS.

Widely recognized as one of America’s leading civil rights attorneys, Vanita Gupta is currently the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Director of the organization’s Center for Justice.  Prior to joining the ACLU, she was an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she successfully led the effort to …

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Noam Chomsky, “‘Is America Over?’ Prospects, Paranoia, and the Roots of Current Malaise.” Fri, March 23, 12-1pm, Austin East.

zv7qrnb The title, borrowed from the front cover of the December issue of Foreign Affairs, reflects a pervasive theme in public and professional discussion: America’s decline. A standard corollary is “the rising power of China,” considered by a large plurality of academics and policymakers to be the most alarming prospect facing the country. The decline …

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Benjamin Sachs, “What Does Citizens United Mean for Unions?” Thurs, March 22, 12-1pm, WCC 1023.

In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how …

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Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting

A Conference on Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting.  Mon, Feb 13, 5-7pm in Austin Hall North.  Presented by Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. In the category of “mothering,” legal sex neutrality crashes into social default regimes to construct women as “mothers,” who serve as primary parents, and men as “fathers.” …

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