December 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time
ACS Chicago: Supreme Court Oral Advocacy: Where are the Women?
The first woman to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States was Belva Ann Lockwood in 1880 in Kaiser v. Stickney. As of the close of 2016, a total of 726 women have argued before the Supreme Court 1,430 times. Progress yes, equality no. Join the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter as we discuss why there are so few women arguing before the Court, the steps we need to take to increase gender equality, and the particular challenges faced by women advocates.
Anita Alvarez, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations
Fay Clayton, Former Senior Partner, Robinson, Curley & Clayton, P.C.; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors
Cindy Hyndman, Shareholder, Robinson Curley P.C.; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors
Lisa Madigan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Former Illinois State Attorney General
Sarah O’Rourke Schrup, Clinical Associate Professor of Law & Director, Appellate Advocacy Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Carolyn Shapiro, Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director, Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors
Jill Wine-Banks, Legal Contributor and Analyst, MSNBC; Former Illinois State Solicitor General
Lunch will be generously provided by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.