Regulation of Family, Sex, and Gender Workshop

The University of Chicago Law School Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender will resume meetings in the Autumn and Spring Quarters on irregular Wednesdays from 4-6:00 in Room E.

This workshop exposes students to recent academic work in the regulation of family, sex, gender, and sexuality and in feminist theory. Workshop sessions, to be held irregularly throughout the Winter and Spring quarters, are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers from outside speakers and University faculty. The substance and methodological orientation of the papers will both be diverse. The grade is based on a substantial paper or series of short reaction papers, with class participation taken into account. Substantial paper writers require permission of the instructor. Undergraduates admitted only with permission of the instructor.

All interested persons are welcome at any workshop sessions that  interest them. If you are not on the mailing list and wish to be added, please contact Mary Anne Case at

Paper copies will not be distributed.

2015-16 Workshops

30 Sep 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Religious Refusals and Reproductive Rights: Claims of Conscience as Shaming and Discrimination with commentary by Andy Koppelman, Northwestern Law

28 Oct 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bargaining of a Different Sort: Notes Toward a Queer History of the American Workplace

4 Nov 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Parental Control Rights

11 Nov 2015 - 12:15pm - 1:20pm

It's birth control's fiftieth birthday! Join LSRJ and ACS for lunch with Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law and convenor of the Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender. Professor Case will be discussing what Griswold--the landmark case that began the process of invalidating legal prohibitions on the use of birth control--looks like in the aftermath of Hobby Lobby and ObergefellThis event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Taco Bar will be provided!

11 Nov 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Contracting Religion: The Role of Private Law in Constructing Religious Identity and Enforcing Individual Compliance in Health Care Institutions

2 Dec 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Class, (Race), and the Meaning of the Reproducing Body

30 Mar 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 Deborah  Turkheimer, Northwestern Law School, will present her paper Underenforcement as Unequal Protection with comments by Aziz Huq.


27 Apr 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Speaking  on:  Covering: Mutable Characteristics and Perceptions of Voice in the U.S.

11 May 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Speaking on:  The 'Safety Net' and American Exceptionalism.