Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Symposium Honoring Professor Myrna S. Raeder

Save the Date - Friday, November 14, 2014

Locking Up Females, Failing to Protect Them, and Punishing Their Children and Families: Can A Human Rights Approach Eliminate Gender Bias That Is Currently Treated as Gender Neutral?

On Friday, November 14, the Southwestern Law Review will host a symposium honoring the work of renowned gender equity advocate and beloved Southwestern Professor Myrna S. Raeder.

Professor Raeder was a prolific scholar and a prominent national figure in legal education and the advancement of criminal justice. She was also one of the most highly regarded experts in evidence and a leading advocate for gender equity in the legal profession and the criminal justice system.

The symposium celebrating Professor Raeder's work is traditional in the sense that it will boast several panels that focus on the issues and themes Professor Raeder was so passionate about, including:

  • Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Women's Issues Related to Evidence
  • Women in the Criminal Justice System: Incarceration, Sentencing and Collateral Consequences, and
  • The Juvenile System

In addition, selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Southwestern Law Review.

There will be a lot of time for people in the audience to participate in discussions. This symposium is open to anyone who knew Professor Raeder or was inspired by her work, writing or teaching - so please mark your calendars. There is a nominal registration fee and attendees must pay their own way.

Questions may be directed to the symposium planners, Professor Danielle Kie Hart or Professor Catherine Carpenter.

Updated information will be posted on this page as it becomes available (including hotel and registration details).