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The 43rd Annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture: Essentially a Mother

Join Colorado Law on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom for the 43rd Annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture "Essentially a Mother", featuring Jennifer Hendricks, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Juvenile and Family Law Program.

When employer-provided health insurance covers contraception, is that sex equality, special benefits for women, or something else? What about workplace accommodations for breastfeeding? Historically, U.S. courts would have called these sorts of benefits "special rights", not required -- and perhaps even suspect -- under the Equal Protection Clause and other legal guarantors of equality. In recent years, however, public debates, and even court decisions, have shifted toward treating "women's unique biology" as something that must be accommodated in order to attain sex equality. Is this progress, or does it stereotype women as mothers and hinder their advancement? In her talk, Professor Hendricks will discuss these questions and more, and provide insight on how the law and feminist legal theory have struggled to reconcile biological sex differences with principles of equality.

Approved for one (1) general CLE credit.

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Event Details

Moderated By Dean S. James Anaya
Speakers Professor Jennifer Hendricks
CLE Credits
General: 1
Ethics: 0