March 6, 2013
Contact: University Relations
The sixth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference will be hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, at the school. Featuring a series of workshops and a keynote address, this year's conference will focus on "Applied Feminism and Families." Both family law specialists and experts from other areas of the law will present papers, join in discussions, and consider a host of questions related to the important issue of applied feminism's impact on families in the United States and in other countries. The event is free and open to the public; attendance details are listed below.
Papers presented during the conference are expected to address questions such as:
This year's conference will attempt to address these and other questions from the perspectives of activists, practitioners and scholars. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants and audience members to exchange ideas about the current state of feminist legal theories. Conference organizers say they hope to deepen the understanding of how feminist legal theory relates to families and to move new insights into practice. In addition, the conference is designed to provide presenters with the opportunity to gain feedback on their papers.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota will serve as the event's keynote speaker. The first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the Senate in 2006 and a strong advocate for middle-class families on a range of critical issues including economic growth, job creation and fiscal responsibility and accountability in government, Klobuchar will speak on Friday, March 8 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room in the School of Law.
There is no charge to attend the conference, but pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. You can R.S.V.P. here if you are interested in attending the Workshop Session on Thursday, March 7.
If you are interested in attending the full-day conference on Friday, March 8, go here. Registrants for both the workshop and full-day conference will be automatically registered for the keynote presentation.
Pre-registration will be available until March 1 at 5 p.m. E.S.T.
Information on parking at the University of Baltimore is available on the University's parking page.
Learn more about the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.