Spring Symposium: February 12, 2016

 

The Status of Antidiscrimination Law and Litigation in the United States

The United States is experiencing remarkable transformations in the status of antidiscrimination law and litigation. The Hastings Law Journal’s spring symposium brings together twenty renowned scholars and practitioners in the areas of labor, employment, and constitutional law to provide a constructive overview of these contemporary transformations. Panelists will discuss issues related to these transformations, including procedural barriers to litigating employment discrimination cases, litigating gender discrimination trials in the technology industry, and the implications of religious freedom restoration acts. The symposium will also cover the use of stereotyping evidence in discrimination cases as it relates to women of color, transgender individuals, and family caregivers.

Earn 6 MCLE Credit Hours, Including Recognition and Elimination of Bias Credit

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Friday, February 12, 2016

 

9:00 AM / / WELCOME REMARKS

  • Lesley Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Law Journal
  • Elizabeth Hillman, Provost and Academic Dean, UC Hastings College of the Law

9:30 AM / / PANEL 1: THE USE OF STEREOTYPING EVIDENCE

Moderated by Aaron Belkin, Visiting Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Discussants:

  • Kathy Dickson, Partner, Dickson Geesman
  • Ilona Turner, Legal Director, Transgender Law Center
  • Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

11:00 AM / / PANEL 2: PROCEDURAL BARRIERS TO DISCRIMINATION CASES

Moderated by Winifred Kao, Litigation Director, Asian Law Caucus

Discussants:

12:30 PM / / LUNCH

1:15 PM / / KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • William Tamayo, District Director, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2:00 PM / / PANEL 3: LITIGATING GENDER DISCRIMINATION TRIALS IN TECH

Moderated by Reuel Schiller, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, UC Hastings College of the Law

Discussants:

3:30 PM / / PANEL 4: THE IMPLICATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS

Moderated by Radhika Rao, Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Discussants:

  • David Cruz, Professor of Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • Howard Friedman, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Steve Sanders, Professor of Law, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law

5:00 PM // CLOSING REMARKS

  • Gregory Berlin, Executive Symposium Editor, Hastings Law Journal

 

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Please contact our Executive Symposium Editor with any questions.