Please join the Rutgers School of Law–Camden as we host a free reception and talk by Jo Carol Nesset-Sale (formerly LaFleur), who will tell her compelling personal saga as the plaintiff (and now a lawyer) in the landmark civil rights case of Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur, 414 U.S. 632 (1974), in which she successfully challenged overly restrictive maternity leave rules. After Ms. Nesset-Sale’s remarks, Professor Joanne Gottesman, the director of our Immigrant Justice Clinic, will speak about representing people with immigration issues.  Carlos Avila, a third year student enrolled in Professor Gottesman’s clinic and himself an immigrant, who also works for the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, will also speak about his experiences in the clinic and as a translator and advocate for immigrants in need of legal assistance.  Dean Jill Friedman will moderate the panel.  Many of the Beyond Roe conference speakers are planning to attend.

The bonus event, which highlights the importance of access to counsel in civil matters, is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and co-sponsored by many student organizations, including Alianza, APIL, BLSA, Democratic Law Students Association, Health Law Society, OUTLaws, Women's Law Caucus, and Journal of Law & Public Policy.

This event kicks off the Oct. 11 conference Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World. Using the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade as a point of departure, this conference will bring together scholars, activists, and practitioners to discuss a wide range of issues related to reproductive justice and reproductive oppression. The conference will explore and study diverse experiences rooted in differences that emerge from race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, histories of incarceration, education level, immigration status, age, and the like.

Register for "From Sideline to Frontline" here.

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This event will take place in room E108.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm