October 1, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 am , Pacific Time

Abortion 101: SCOTUS, Symbolism, & Reproductive Justice


Women and Law with ACS, Federalist Society, and MELSA, presents an educational opportunity for students to be exposed to several of the oft-intertwined and historically contentious issues of the law and ethics of abortion. This event, inspired by Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court — though setting aside (for now) the various complexities triggered throughout that ongoing process — features five of our resident professorial experts at Santa Clara University: Professors Joondeph, Buckley, Oberman, Sloss, and Russell. 

This is not a “pro-choice vs. pro-life” debate. Our speakers' topics will include: 

the evolution of the legal framework for abortion 

the symbolic nature of the law 

a historical overview of the Supreme Court and conservativism 

Roe v. Wade's prognosis 

Kavanaugh's potential impact on the Court