January 31, 2019

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm , Eastern Time

Gender, Race, and the Inadequate Regulation of Cosmetics


LawFem, ACS, BLSA, WOCC, YLW, and the Solomon Center are thrilled to announce an upcoming lunch event. On Thursday, January 31 at 12:10 pm in Room 127, Marie Boyd will be giving a lunch talk entitled, "Gender, Race, and the Inadequate Regulation of Cosmetics," based on her forthcoming article in LawFem by the same name!

Her article in LawFem, and the talk based on it, discusses how the current laissez faire approach to the regulation of cosmetics disproportionally places women, and particularly women who are members of other excluded groups, at risk. She examines federal cosmetics law and regulation through a feminist lens.

Boyd is a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School (Class of '07), where she was on BLSA, was co-chair of ACS, was a member of Jerome N. Frank Legal Service Organization, and was an editor on YLJ and YLPR. Before joining the University of South Carolina, she practiced at Covington & Burling for five years, where she advised companies on the federal and state regulation of drugs, biologics, medical devices, foods, and dietary supplements. She also provided legal services to low-income DC residents in areas including housing, family, and public benefits law through the Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

Non-pizza lunch will be served!