News Update, 3/22

Dean Minow calls for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

See the HLS News article

High Court Will Hear Anti-Gay Funeral Protest Case

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers.”

The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters’ message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the First Amendment. Members of a Kansas-based church have picketed military funerals to spread their belief that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality.

The case is Snyder v. Phelps, 09-751.

Same-sex weddings in DC:



Masculinities Symposium

We invite you to attend

Reconstructing Masculinities

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender

Friday, March 26, 2010, Austin North

A symposium on contemporary masculinities, their interactions with feminist and queer theory, and the role of masculinities in education and the workplace.

Panel 1: Theory and Masculinities

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Prof. Richard Collier, Newcastle Law School, UK

Prof. Nancy Dowd, University of Florida Levin School of Law

Prof. John Kang, Saint Thomas University School of Law

Moderator: Prof. Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

Panel 2: Masculinities, Law, and Education

2:40 pm – 3:40 pm

Prof. David Cohen, Drexel University Earl Mack School of Law

Prof. Juliet Williams, University of California, Los Angeles

Moderator: Diane Rosenfeld, Harvard Law School

Panel 3: Masculinities, Law, and the Workplace

3:50 pm – 5:20 pm

Prof. Ann C. McGinley, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Prof. Valerie Vojdik, West Virginia University School of Law

Prof. Leticia Saucedo, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Moderator: Prof. Linda McClain, Boston University School of Law

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Registration not required. Email Anne Pierson ( with any questions

Co-Sponsored by:

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Fund, Sidley Austin LLP, Paul Weiss LLP

HLS LAMBDA, Women’s Law Association, Legal Theory Forum, HLS for Reproductive Justice, and Gender Justice