Legal Forum Symposium: Law in the Era of #MeToo

Add to Calendar 2018-11-02 09:00:00 2018-11-02 18:00:00 Legal Forum Symposium: Law in the Era of #MeToo Event details: - University of Chicago Law School America/Chicago public
Room V
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the public

The #MeToo movement has shed light on the problems of sexual discrimination, assault, and harassment in all aspects of society and presents a unique opportunity for scholars to examine the law’s role in reinforcing gender inequality, the consequences of legal strategies in sexual harassment and assault cases, and how our legal system can best provide justice for survivors. Panelists will use the issues, discussions, and stories of #MeToo as a lens to explore themes at the intersection of law and culture in a moment of reckoning and demand for change.

Please note: two of this symposium's sessions will be open to the media and will be recorded in their entirety for podcast: 

  • 10:40 am: Panel: "Rhetoric, Media, and #MeToo" with Professors Vicki Schultz, Brian Soucek, Lesley Wexler, and Mary Anne Franks
  • 12:15 pm: Keynote presentation by Valerie B. Jarrett with Professor Emily Buss

All other sessions will be closed to media. The panel presentations at the other sessions will be recorded for possible podcast, but the Q&A will NOT be recorded in any session other than the two listed above. 

Schedule of Events
Friday, November 2
Classroom V

Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.

Panel I
Social Science Approaches to #MeToo

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cass Sunstein
Joni Hersch

Jamillah Bowman Williams

Panel II - NOTE: this panel and Q&A will be recorded for podcast
Rhetoric, Media, and #MeToo

10:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Vicki Schultz and Brian Soucek

Lesley Wexler
Mary Anne Franks

Keynote - NOTE: this keynote and Q&A will be recorded for podcast
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Valerie Jarrett

Panel III
Identity and Social Structures

1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Deborah Weiss

Camille Gear Rich
Melissa Murray
Russell Robinson

Panel IV
Institutional Response to Sexual Harassment and Assault

3:05 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Claudia Flores

Anne McGinley
Mary Anne Case

Panel V
Achieving Justice for Survivors

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Deborah Tuerkheimer

Jessica Clarke
Judge Diane Wood