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Transcending Gender Lines: Title IX and Transgender Rights
Friday, February 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
The 1972 Education Amendment prohibiting sex-discrimination in federally funded education programs, Title IX, has reached its 40th anniversary this year. The Journal’s symposium this year seeks to address the current state of Title IX application in relation to the rights of transgender individuals.
We are proud to announce our scheduled presenters for the day:
Harper Jean Tobin (co-authored with Jennifer Levi): Securing Equal Access to Sex-Segregated Facilities for Transgender Students
Devi M. Rao: Gender Identity Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination: Protecting Transgender Students from Bullying and Harassment Using Title IX
Erin Buzuvis: “Because of Sex”: Using Title IX to Protect Transgender Students from Discrimination in Education
Ilona M. Turner and Scott G. Thompson: Title IX’s Protections for Transgender Student Athletes
Jillian T. Weiss: Protecting Transgender Students: Application of Title IX to Gender Identity or Expression and the Constitutional Right to Gender Autonomy
Venue details: The Forum is in the center of the main floor of the building. The main entrance to the Forum is closest to the Orchards St. door, on the west side of the building, near the Welcome Desk.
The agenda for the event is available here.
This event has been approved for 6.5 CLE hours.
This event is made possible due to the generosity of the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) and the Wisconsin Experience Grant, and is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin QLaw, Wisconsin Women’s Law Student Association, and University of Wisconsin National Lawyers Guild.
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Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, originally the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal, grew out of two traditions: the University of Wisconsin Law School’s “law in action” approach and the interdisciplinary design of gender studies. Through “law in action” we look beyond the statutes and cases to study the practical effects of the law on both individuals and communities. The interdisciplinary approach offers different perspectives through which to expand and challenge our understanding of the law.
The Journal, one of the earliest in the nation devoted to the study of women and the law, has strived to contribute insightful scholarship to this evolving field of study. Recognizing that women are a diverse group with differing beliefs and interests, and moreover that gender stereotyping of any kind inhibits each individual’s full equality under the law, we encourage articles that examine the intersection of law and gender with issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.