Symposia

Symposium 2018: Climate Change and Gender Justice

Published Apr 23, 2018

Event Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 At this symposium, hosted by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law at Columbia Law School, researchers and scholars presented scholarship examining the intersection of climate change and gender-based disparities. The selected scholarship considered the impact of climate change on child marriage, public health, economic mobility, and domestic abuse. By shining a… Read more

2017 Symposium: Double-Consciousness: Women of Color as Advocates for Ourselves and Others

Published Oct 18, 2017

Event Date: March 24, 2017 Publication Date: April 2018 Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) hosted their third annual conference with the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. The conference sought to create a space for strategizing around the challenge of “double-consciousness” through… Read more

2016 Symposium: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law

Published Oct 10, 2017

Event Date: January 7, 2016 Publication Date: March 2017 This Symposium, hosted by the Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law, and the Section on Women in Legal Education of the AALS, reflected on the pivotal contributions made by female scholars to the development of commercial and consumer laws and scholarship in the United States, especially in… Read more

25th Anniversary Issue

Published Sep 29, 2017

In honor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Journal staff, alumnae, and board members assembled a special Anniversary Issue to chronicle the Journal’s evolving zeitgeist. This issue includes reflections on the Journal’s founding, aspirations for the future of gender and legal scholarship and advocacy, and contemplation of the future impacts of… Read more

2015 Symposium: Persisting Discrimination in the Legal Academy

Published Sep 27, 2017

Event Date: January 4, 2015 Publication Date: October 16, 2015 This Symposium, hosted by the AALS, grew out of the ideas of a group of faculty members from all over the country, inspired by a suggestion from Professor Meera Deo of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. These faculty banded together to propose a “crosscutting program” at the 2015… Read more

2014 Symposium: Marriage Equality and Reproductive Rights: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

Published Sep 27, 2017

Event Date: February 28, 2014 Publication Date: April 2015 Hosted by the Columbia Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, this half-day public conference will highlight lessons learned through the successful, multifaceted challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and explore how those lessons might apply in ongoing gender and sexuality law work on marriage equality and reproductive… Read more

2013 Symposium Honoring Patricia Williams

Published Sep 27, 2017

Event Date: March 1, 2013 Publication Date: December 2013 Hosted by the Columbia Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School celebrated the work of Professor Patricia Williams. The symposium included three panels that covered a wide range of topics from race, gender and the law, to ethics and the body, and Williams delivered a keynote address at… Read more

2012 Symposium Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Published Sep 27, 2017

Event Date: February 10, 2012 Publication Date: March 2013 Hosted by the Columbia Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School honored the 40th anniversary of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joining the Columbia law faculty as the first female tenure-track professor. This gathering marked not only this important milestone, but also the foundational contributions Justice Ginsburg has made,… Read more