The 5th Annual Symposium on Constitutional Law

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting the Law, Writing the Future

October 20-21, 2016

Con Law Symposium

This year's symposium focuses on questions of gender and equality. It flows from the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project, a book pulling together a group of leading feminist legal scholars in the United States to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant Supreme Court cases on gender from the 1800s to the present day. The symposium picks up where the book leaves off, beginning the discussion of how to integrate feminist thinking and appreciation of gender equality into judicial decision making.

The keynote luncheon speaker will be Sally Kenney, author of Gender & Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter and professor of political science at Tulane University. A special panel will feature women judges reflecting on their experiences in decision making. Other speakers include the editors and contributors from the U.S. Feminist Judgments book as well as scholars from multiple fields exploring the intersection of gender and lawmaking.

For more information, please see the Conference Program.


For questions or concerns please contact Robin Lombardi at 330-972-6626.


Registration is at full capacity and no longer open.

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CLE credit:

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 9.50 total CLE hours of instruction. We will certify registration and program coverage for all those independently seeking CLE or CE in other states.

Symposium site

Quaker Square at The University of Akron, 135 S Broadway St., Akron, Ohio  44308


Free parking is offered in the university lot adjacent to Quaker Square. A parking pass will be emailed and/or available at the registration table.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the new Courtyard Marriott Downtown Akron, 41 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline is September 26, 2016. Please call the Courtyard Marriott Downtown at 330-252-9228 to make reservations and mention the School of Law or make a reservation here. The Marriott is within walking distance of the conference venue at Quaker Square, about six long city blocks with some incline.


  • The University of Akron School of Law & Center for Constitutional Law
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law