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Post-Dobbs: Institutionalizing Support for Women and Children

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 53, Symposium

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST.

The Larson Auditorium | Register now.

7 NJ CLE credits/general (6 PA CLE credits -- all substantive)

$50 (Complimentary for current Seton Hall Law students, faculty, and staff)There will be complimentary breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception following the event. Parking validation is included with the $50 registration fee. Parking will be validated only for tickets from the LAZ Parking Garage at One Newark Center which is adjacent to the Law School located at 42 Mulberry Street Newark, NJ. To get to the garage:  proceed past the Law School on Raymond Boulevard and turn right onto Mulberry Street, then turn right into the LAZ Parking Garage. After parking, use the exit on Level C to get to the Law School.

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which held that the Constitution does not confer a right to an abortion. This Symposium is designed to foster a discussion of the likely implications of the Dobbs decision for women—especially poor women with other children—and what governmental supports should be put in place to address the needs of those denied access to abortion care. The four panels of the symposium will roughly outline chronologically the impacts and support necessary for children and their families to thrive. Each of these issues is at a moment of inflection. This Symposium has gathered a diverse group of voices to explore these questions at this important moment, recounting where we have been, describing where we are, and envisioning where the law of reproductive rights, maternal health, and support for parents and children should go next.

This Symposium will be an all-day event at our campus in Newark, New Jersey. There will be four panels with scholars from across the country that focus on: (1) Reproductive Rights (2) Maternal Health (3) Support for Parents After Childbirth and (4) Support for Early Age Children. Additionally, we have two honorary speakers, including Alexia Korberg who litigated the Dobbs decision in front of the Supreme Court, and Rachel Rebouché the Dean of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University who is a leading scholar on reproductive health law, feminist legal theory, and family law.

CLE Materials
Course materials will be available online (on a password-protected location) 24 hours before the start of the program. An email will be sent to you before the event providing instructions on how to access the materials electronically.


Agenda Friday, February 10, 2023

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.


Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10

Opening Remarks

Jacqueline McDonald

Jacqueline McDonald
Symposium Editor, Seton Hall Law Review

John Kip Cornwell

John Kip Cornwell
Interim Dean and Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
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9:10 - 9:40

Litigating Dobbs, Including at the Supreme Court

Alexia D. Korberg

Alexia D. Korberg
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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Jenny-Brooke Condon

Moderator: Jenny-Brooke Condon
Professor of Law, Director, Equal Justice Clinic, Seton Hall University School of Law
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9:40 - 9:50



9:50 - 11:05

Panel 1: Reproductive Rights

Solangel Maldonado

Moderator: Solangel Maldonado
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
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Carol Sanger

Carol Sanger
Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
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Derek Muller

Marc Spindelman
Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 
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Naomi Cahn

Naomi R. Cahn
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Law Nancy L. Buc ’69 Research Professor in Democracy and Equity, Co-Director, Family Law Center, University of Virginia School of Law 
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Radhika Rao

Radhika Rao
Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law
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11:05 - 11:15



11:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Panel 2: Maternal Health

Aarin Williams

Moderator: Aarin Williams
Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law Interim Chief of Strategic Initiatives & Enforcement, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights

Sonia Suter

Sonia M. Suter
The Kahan Family Research Professor of Law; Founding Director, Health Law Initiative, The George Washington University Law School
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Kimberly Mutcherson

Kimberly Mutcherson
Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
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David S. Cohen

David S. Cohen
Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law 
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Liz Tobin-Tyler

Liz Tobin-Tyler
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health
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12:30 - 1:30


Beginning at 1:00 p.m. | Reproductive Justice After Dobbs

Rachel Rebouche

Rachel Rebouché
Dean and James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
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1:30 - 2:45

Panel 3: Support for Parents After Childbirth

Jessica Miles

Moderator: Jessica Miles
Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
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Deborah Widiss

Deborah Widiss
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Law and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law   
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Katharine Silbaugh

Katharine B. Silbaugh
Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
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Maxine Eichner

Maxine Eichner
Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law 
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2:45 - 2:55


2:55 – 4:10 

Panel 4: Support for Early Age Children

Lori Outzs Borgen

Moderator: Lori Outzs Borgen
Associate Clinical Professor And Director, Center For Social Justice, Director Of Externships And Pro Bono Service Program
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Clare Huntington

Clare Huntington
Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
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Sacha Coupet

Sacha M. Coupet
Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Mission Innovation, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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Charisa Kiyô Smith

Charisa Kiyô Smith
Associate Professor, CUNY School of Law
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Nancy Dowd

Nancy E. Dowd
Emeritus David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, Emeritus University of Florida Distinguished Professor, Emeritus Professor of Law, Emeritus Director, Center on Children & Families, University of Florida, Levin College of Law 
Learn more about Nancy E. Dowd >>

4:10 – 4:15

Closing Remarks

Luca Provenzano

Luca Provenzano
Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Law Review


Reception. Cocktails and light food to be provided.

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