The Future of Reproductive Rights and the Importance of Bar Engagement

Center for Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup introduces the Lawyers Network and speaks about the vital role lawyers can play in safeguarding constitutional protections for bodily autonomy and reproductive decision-making. Then hear from Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York State, and Melissa Murray, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. During a conversation moderated by Slate Magazine Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick, our speakers reflect on the 2016 Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and the current state of reproductive rights law.

Melissa Murray, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights
Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General, New York State

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent, Slate Magazine

Opening Remarks:
John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Sex & the Law Committee, Mirah Curzer and Melissa Lee, Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Pro Bono & Legal Services Committee, Alison McKinnell King and Amy P. Barasch, Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Center for Reproductive Rights New York Women’s Bar Association