Using Hopin, we will host a series of legal symposiums (we are ALL Zoomed out). Hopin has the ability to look and feel a little more like a conference than just a meeting / presentation. Tickets are free and open to the public with the exception of the small-group facilitated discussions after the second panel, which are for law students only. Symposium dates for Fall 2020 are October 3rd and 24th. Second panels to be discussed at each symposium are listed at the bottom of this page.
Fix Our Constitution:
All-Inclusive Gender Equality Under the Law
The 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) will bring America one step closer to its promise of liberty and justice for all. Bright, young legal minds want to discuss legal strategies to address discrimination, particularly at the intersection of gender, race, class, and ethnicity.
Beginning October 3rd, VoteEqualityUS will host virtual legal symposiums on gender equality, inviting students from over 30 law schools to participate. In addition to the more traditional panels of experts, our symposiums will include small-group discussion, during which students discuss and develop litigation strategies using the 28th Amendment to challenge gender inequality.
Each symposium will begin at 10:30 AM (EDT) with the following:
- A taped panel discussion of the case Virginia v Ferriero with the lead counsel and plaintiffs (Attorneys General of Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia).
- A short video introducing a wide variety of areas and experiences in which gender discrimination impacts Americans.
Next, students will join a one hour panel discussion, selected during registration, followed by a short break (to grab lunch or meet one of the panelists) and then a one hour small group discussion facilitated by a practitioner, professor, or subject matter expert.
The afternoon panels and discussions will cover specific areas of gender inequality in American society, the lives affected, and how our legal system impacts the issue. The facilitated sessions will focus on litigation strategies: using the 28th Amendment to challenge gender inequality.
Afternoon panels will differ for each symposium but will be selected from this list of topics:
- Criminal justice reform
- Employment law
- Pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare
- Gender violence
- International law
- Law enforcement
NOTE: The October 3rd symposium will feature a panel discussion sex discrimination in the criminal justice system. The October 24th symposium is expected to feature panels covering the criminal justice system, pregnancy/childbirth/childcare discrimination, international law, and gender violence.