Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, & Psychiatry to focus on abortion

A full-day conference on “Abortion Rights at the Crossroads” will include the 2022 Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry by Melissa Murray, professor at New York University’s School of Law.

The virtual symposium, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, will feature leading national scholars on abortion rights and reproductive justice. Murray’s keynote address will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the interactive webinar via Zoom here for all day or just the keynote address. The event also will be livestreamed on YouTube beginning at 8 a.m.

Panelists will be discussing how abortion rights have become more fragile than they have been in decades. States are passing increasingly strict and creative abortion bans right as the Supreme Court reconsiders the scope and existence of the constitutional right to abortion. At the same time, the nature of abortion care is changing, and the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a radical shift in how medication abortion is accessed. This conference will consider the future of both abortion rights and abortion access at this critical juncture.

Registering for this event means that you agree to abide by norms of civil and respectful discourse. Profanity, hate speech, personal attacks, or other offensive conduct will not be tolerated. At all times, the event facilitators reserve the right to remove anyone from the webinar who violates these norms.

Symposium presenters include: 

  • Aziza Ahmed, associate professor, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Ederlina Co, associate professor, legal practice, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

  • David S. Cohen, professor, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

  • Joanna Grossman, chair in Women & The Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

  • Elizabeth R. Kukura, associate professor, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

  • Jill Lens, professor, University of Arkansas School of Law

  • Yvette Lindgren, associate professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law

  • Maya Manian, visiting professor, American University Washington College of Law

  • Seema Mohapatra, visiting professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

  • Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean and professor of law, Rutgers Law School

  • Priscilla Ocen, professor of law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Rachel Rebouché, interim dean and professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law

  • Cynthia Soohoo, professor, City University of New York School of Law

  • Mary Ziegler, professor at Florida State University College of Law and visiting professor, Harvard Law School, spring 2022