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Deconstructing Dobbs: The Meaning and Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

12 noon to 1:30 p.m. | Via Zoom webinar

The School of Law will host a virtual panel discussion titled “Deconstructing Dobbs: The Meaning and Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade.” Panelists will include:

  • Dean Aviva Abramovsky will offer introductory remarks.
  • New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace ’94 will provide a brief update on legislative efforts in New York.
  • Professor Michael Boucai will discuss the decision’s potential impact on rights to contraception, sexual liberty, and same-sex marriage.
  • Professor Lucinda Finley, Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, will survey the ruling’s immediate implications, legal and practical, for abortion access and women’s health.
  • Professor Amy Semet will consider Dobbs in relation to public opinion and the Supreme Court’s perceived legitimacy.
  • Professor Matthew Steilen will describe the decision’s approach to substantive due process and particularly its use of history.

CLE: Attorneys may earn 1.5 non-transitional NYS CLE credits in the area of Professional Practice.

The School of Law is resolute in our mission of promoting justice. As the State of New York’s law school, we support Gov. Hochul in her commitment to protecting access to safe reproductive healthcare as a fundamental human right. – Dean Aviva Abramovsky 

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