Symposiums

Touro Law Center’s Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity presents
a complimentary CLE program:

TRANSGENDER LAW CHALLENGING THE BOUNDARIES OF LAW AND GENDER

February 20, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. WELCOME REMARKS
Dean Lawrence Raful, Touro Law Center
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. SESSION 1: GENDER AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE
(Moderator: James G. Durham, Head of Public Services, Gould Law Library, Touro Law Center)

Immigration Law and the Transgender Client
(Speaker: Victoria Neilson, Esq., Legal Director, Immigration Equality)

Eight, Hate or Too Late? Did California Transsexuals Survive the Proposition Eight Vote?
(Speaker: Katrina Rose, Esq., Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Iowa)

Transgender Issues in Criminal Law: Finding a Place for Transgender Individuals in Prisons
(Speaker: Benish Shah, Esq., Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP)
10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. BREAK
10:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. SESSION 2: GENDER AS LEGAL BOUNDARY
(Moderator: Mik Kinkead, Transgender Services Coordinator, Long Island GLBT Services Network)

From Sex-Testing to the Stockholm Consensus: The Tenuous Lex Sportiva of the Transgender Athlete
(Speaker: Professor Shayna Sigman, Associate Professor of Law, Touro Law Center)

Transgender Access to Healthcare and the Role of Medicine in Transgender Civil Rights
(Speaker:Michael D. Silverman, Esq., Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund)

Transgender Name Changes and Legal Adjudications of Gender
(Speaker: Franklin Romeo, Esq., Staff Attorney, Sylvia Rivera Law Project)
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. SESSION 3: TRANSGENDERIDENTITY AND FRAMINGTRANSGENDER EQUALITY
(Moderator: David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island GLBT Services Network)

The Debate over GID Reform: How Does it Play Out in the Courts?
(Speaker:M. Dru Levasseur, Esq., Staff Attorney, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund)

Rights to Gender Self-Determination as a Component of the Constitutional Right to Privacy
(Speaker: Dr. Jillian T.Weiss, Esq., Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College)

Transitional Discrimination
(Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Glazer, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School)

Interlocking Systems of Oppression: Disability, Gender and Race in the Context of Transgender Legal Claims
(Speaker: Kyle Kirkup, Candidate for Baccalaureate of Law and Senior Editor of Ottawa Law Review, University of Ottawa)
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS
ProfessorMeredith R.Miller, Assistant Professor of Law, Touro Law Center