February 25, 2013
Contact: University Relations
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota will deliver the keynote address for the University of Baltimore Center on Applied Feminism's sixth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, held by the University of Baltimore School of Law, on Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
Klobuchar, the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the Senate and the chair of its Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion, will discuss issues of critical importance to women and families, with a focus on job creation, education, health care delivery and the global economy. The event is free and open to the public; attendance details are listed below.
Before being elected to public office, Klobuchar was the leading advocate behind the successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new mothers and their babies.
In 1998, after serving as a partner at two of Minnesota's leading law firms, Klobuchar was elected to serve as the prosecutor for Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis and 45 suburbs. During her eight years as County Attorney, she made the prosecution of violent and career criminals her top priority. She was a primary advocate for Minnesota's first felony DWI law, for which she received a leadership award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Since arriving in the Senate in 2006, Klobuchar has been a strong advocate for middle-class families on critical issues facing the nation, promoting long-term economic growth and job creation, bringing fiscal responsibility and accountability to Washington, developing homegrown energy and supporting Minnesota businesses, workers and farmers.
At the national level, Klobuchar took the lead to pass the most significant consumer product safety legislation in a generation, keeping foreign toxic products off American shores and out of stores, and helped push through a new law to protect children from unsafe swimming pools.
Klobuchar graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School.
This year's conference at UB 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 applied feminism’s impact on families in the United States and elsewhere.
Learn more about the conference.
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.