“Women, Law, and the Economy” Symposium on November 13 at Rutgers–Newark Law School

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Newark, NJ – The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Women’s Rights Law Reporter, the oldest legal periodical in the United States focusing exclusively on the field of women’s rights law, will hold its Fall symposium, titled “Women, Law, and the Economy,” on Friday, November 13, 2009. Linda Basch, Ph.D., who has led the National Council for Research on Women since 1996, will deliver the keynote address. The symposium is free and open to the public; the charge for lunch is $10. Pre-registration is required at Complete program information, including speaker biographies, is at
What:“Women, Law, and the Economy,” Fall 2009 symposium of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter
Who: Introduction and Opening Remarks (9:30–10 am)
 Professor Suzanne Kim, Rutgers School of Law–NewarkKeynote: “Women in Fund Management” (10–11 am)
Linda Basch, Ph.D., President, National Counsel of Research on Women

Women in the Workplace (11 am–12:30 pm)
Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President, A Better Balance, New York
New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
Jamie Abrams, Legal Rhetoric Instructor, American University, Washington College of Law
Professor Aditi Bagchi, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Women and the Question of Equality During Times of Economic Crisis (1:30–3:30 pm)
Professor Bridget J. Crawford, Pace University School of Law
Professor Kathleen Bergin, South Texas College of Law
Professor Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina School of Law
Professor Ann Thomas, New York Law School
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Professor Rachel J. Anderson, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada–Las Vegas

Mount Laurel and Its Effects on Middle-Class and Low-Income Women: A Tribute to Professor John Payne (3:45–5 pm) 
Professor Susan Kraham, Columbia Law School
Kevin Walsh, Fair Share Housing Center, New Jersey
Diane L. Houk, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, New York
Professor David Troutt, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

When:9 am – 5 pm, Friday, November 13, 2009
Where:Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark


Media Contact: Janet Donohue