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Event Title:  A Symposium Honoring the Contributions of Patricia Williams
NYS CLE Credit Program
Date:   Mar 1, 2013
Time:   9:00AM - 7:00PM ET

Columbia Law School
Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Rooms 104-106
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027


Each year Columbia Law School's Center for Gender & Sexuality Law holds a symposium honoring a senior scholar in feminist, gender or sexuality theory whose work has had a significant influence on the legal scholarship in these areas. This year we have chosen to honor the work of Patricia Williams, whose writing across a range of disciplines has provoked us all to rethink the relationship of race to gender, property to personhood, law to narrative, and DNA testing to racial ethics. 2013 will also mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of one of her most influential essays: "On Being the Object of Property." The day is organized into three panels that are designed to focus on different aspects of Patricia Williams’ work: 1. Race, Gender and the Law; 2. Ethics and the Body; and 3. Law as Interdisciplinary Enterprise. The day will culminate with a lecture from Patricia Williams reflecting on the enduring meaning of "On Being the Object of Property."

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. WELCOME
Katherine Franke

9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. MORNING SESSION
NYS CLE Credit: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice
9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice
PANEL 1: RACE, GENDER AND THE LAW - moderated by Alondra Nelson
Gina Dent
University of California, Santa Cruz, Feminist Studies
Paula J. Giddings
Smith College, Afro-American Studies
Anita Hill
Brandeis University, Senior Advisor to the Provost; Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice
PANEL 2: ETHICS AND THE BODY - moderated by Olatunde Johnson
Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago, English Language and Literature
Evelynn M. Hammonds
Harvard University, Dean of Harvard College
Robert Pollack
Columbia University, Biological Sciences
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. BREAK FOR LUNCH
NYS CLE Credit: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

N.B. CLE Sign-in for Afternoon Session re-opens at 2:00 pm
2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice
PANEL 3: LAW AS INTERDISCIPLINARY ENTERPRISE - moderated by Kendall Thomas Eduardo Cadava
Princeton University, English
Lani Guinier
Harvard Law School
Anna Deveare Smith
New York University, Performance Studies
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. RECEPTION

Please preregister to attend. Confirmed reservations are transferrable. Kindly notify Megan Savage of cancellations or transfers as soon as possible and no later than the close of preregistration at 5pm on February 22nd.
CLS Cancellation Policy

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE program will provide in aggregate a maximum of six (6.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance of the Morning Program and/or the Afternoon Program in their entirety; both the Morning Program and the Afternoon Program consist of two sessions each. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Symposium registers. Please note that there will be separate registers for the Morning Program and for the Afternoon Program, with sign-out and sign-in required for the Lunch Break. On sign-out, both in the morning and in the afternoon or otherwise on departure, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Symposium. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

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