October 1, 2018

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

Abortion 101: SCOTUS, Symbolism, & Reproductive Justice

Charney Hall Room 103, Santa Clara, CA

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