MeToo conference May 14 2019

Last year, women across the globe were tweeting #MeToo. This year, we’re organizing for solutions.

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists. The goal of this conference is to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem using the tools of comparative law.

Preliminary Program

  • Panel discussions on how the worldwide #MeToo movement has affected women’s lives across the globe, and how resistance to the movement endangers its successes.
  • Workshops on the role of the general counsel and board, workplace investigations, litigation, law reform, social media, the role of artists, harassment prevention, and harassment viewed through the lens of race, sexual orientation, disability, and class.

Preliminary Speaker List

  • Keynote presentations by Catharine MacKinnon and Kimberlé Crenshaw.
  • Harassment experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
  • Speakers include law professors, lawyers, general counsel, journalists, and other specialists.

 

Catharine MacKinnon
Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2018 #MeToo conference and will return to make a keynote presentation at the 2019 conference.

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Conference Details

When & Where

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
UC Berkeley School of Law

Who should apply

Attorneys, business leaders and other specialists who want to:

  • Learn how the global movement against sexual harassment is changing the workplace.
  • Join the conversation on how to use the law as a tool to prevent and remedy harassment.

For attorneys, this course will be approved for at least 6 hours of California MCLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

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Fee

Early Bird Rate: $375 (valid until March 1st, 2019)
Regular Program Rate: $450
UC Berkeley Alumni Rate: $375

Recent graduates and persons working with non-profits may request a partial reduction.

The fees cover all tuition, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.

All fees are quoted in US dollars.

Contact

David B. Oppenheimer
Clinical Professor of Law
doppenheimer@law.berkeley.edu

Lily Yang
Conference Planner
lily_yang@law.berkeley.edu


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Sponsored By

Fox Networks Group

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

National Women’s Law Center

Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Berkeley Law

Law Office of Amy Oppenheimer

Partner Organizations

• Alameda County Bar Association
• California Employment Lawyers Association
• Equal Justice Society
• Equal Rights Advocates
• Fondation des Femmes
• The Labor & Employment Section, California Lawyers Association
• Legal Aid Association of California
• Women in Business Law Initiative (hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business)