Professor Goodwin discusses her paper marking the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death. Drawing from his 1966 acceptance speech of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award, she highlights Dr. King's commitment to reproductive justice and rights. She explains that despite Dr. King's vision for future wherein family planning would not be stunted by "unjust laws," stunningly these challenges in our society remain. Examples of this can be found in recent federal legislation to revise Title X, granting states the authority to exclude providers that perform abortions from the program-even though such clinics are the only local options for most poor women in the United States. The paper issues a warning call, highlighting the ramifications of trampling reproductive privacy and rights, including increased rates of unintended pregnancies, entrenchment of poverty, and even maternal mortality. Sponsored by ACS, WLSA and If/When/How. For more information, please contact Stephanie Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19
The annual celebration of the Law School’s international students and scholars will be held Sept. 23 – 27.
New Duke Law center will delve into science of criminal justice
The Center for Science and Justice, led by Professor Brandon Garrett, will apply legal and scientific research to reforming the criminal justice system.