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Calendar of Events

New England Law | Boston sponsored a full year of events in observance of our Centennial year.  Except as noted, events were open to the public and free of charge. Click here for information on other projects and activities.

February 20, 2009

Portia Law School 1908-1938: Its Place in History
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Cherry Room

Professor C. Ronald Chester, New England Law | Boston, author of Unequal Access: Women Lawyers in a Changing America

  • Professor Virginia Drachman, Tufts University 
  • Professor Nina A. Kohn, Syracuse University College of Law,
  • Professor Mary Jane Mossman, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, director of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies

March 12, 2009

New England Law Review
Symposium on the Jurisprudence of U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Cherry Room
Speakers included former clerks of Justice Ginsburg:

  • Professor Hugh W. Baxter, Boston University School of Law
  • Dean Paul Schiff Berman, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Professor Heather Elliott, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Professor David G. Post, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Professor Jay D. Wexler, Boston University School of Law

March 13, 2009

Law Day Banquet
6:00 p.m.
Boston Marriott Copley Place

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 20, 2009

A Panel Discussion
Featuring Chief Justices of State Supreme Courts

3:00 p.m. panel discussion

  • Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court
  • Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, Supreme Court of Georgia

March 30, 2009

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling:
Solutions to Women's Attrition in the Legal Profession

4:00 p.m.
Cherry Room

  • Pamela Berman, Partner, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, Boston
  • Christina Guerola Sarchio, Partner, Howrey LLP, New York, NY
  • Andrew Bruck, Co-founder, Building a Better Legal Profession, Clerk, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Partner, Bowditch and Dewey, Boston

April 3, 2009

Center for International Law and Policy Annual Conference
CEDAW & Its Optional Protocol

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marriott Courtyard Boston Hotel on Tremont Street.

Honored the 10th anniversary of the Optional Protocol of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

  • Judge Sylvia Cartwright, Judge of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Shanthi Dairiam, Director, International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, Maylasia
  • Professor Cornelius Flinterman, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Pramila Patten, Barrister, Mauritius
  • Professor Silvia Pimentel, Catholic University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil

May 22, 2009


Featured Speaker:

Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court