From Sideline to Frontline: The Making of a Reproductive Justice Plaintiff

October 10th, 2013. 6-8pm. Rutgers University School of Law-Camden
Ms. Nesset-Sale was the plaintiff in Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur , 414 U.S. 632(1974), which struck down as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment a public school policy excluding teachers from the classroom starting in the fourth month of pregnancy. Ms. Nesset-Sale, now a practicing lawyer who spent 16 years as a public defender, will share her difficult personal journey toward vindication and its meaning for pro bono service, gender discrimination and women's rights to make important decisions about their pregnancies. For more information, see Chapter 13 in Peter Irons’ The Courage of Their Convictions- Sixteen Americans Who Fought Their Way to the Supreme Court and Jo Carol Nesset-Sale, "From Sideline to Frontline: The Making of a Civil Rights Plaintiff. . .", 7 Georgetown J. of Gender & Law 1 (2006).

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