International Law Journal Symposium


The Cornell-Tel Aviv Program, The Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist Jurisprudence and Cornell Law School present:

Transnational Legal Feminisms: Challenges and Opportunities This symposium brings together feminist scholars from around the world to discuss, offer, critique or disseminate a vision of transnational legal feminisms and the challenges and opportunities it presents.  Read more about the symposium.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Cornell Tech Campus (Tata Innovation Center, Classroom 023), Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, New York City
Directions to Roosevelt Island

Continue Legal Education Credit Available
Attendees will be eligible to receive 3.5 New York State CLE credits in the area of Professional Practice and 1 New York State CLE credit in the area of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias if attending the entire symposium.

8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

8:45 am: Introduction

9:00 - 10:30 am
Sital Kalantry, Cornell Law School, "A Transnational Legal Feminist Approach to Global Surrogacy"
Commentator: Annelise Riles, Cornell Law School

Nkatha Kabira, University of Nairobi School of Law, "Constitutionalizing Traveling Feminisms in Kenya"
Commentator: Patricia Kameri-Mbote, School of Law, University of Nairobi

10:30 - 10:45 am: Coffee Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Cynthia Bowman, Cornell Law School, "Transnational Feminism in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence in Africa"
Commentator: Elizabeth Brundige, Cornell Law School

Natalie Davidson, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, "The Feminist Expansion of the Prohibition of Torture: A Model for a Non-Liberal International Human Rights Discourse?"
Commentator: Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

12:15 - 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm
Chao-ju Chen, National Taiwan University College of Law, " Marriage Equality as a Contested Site: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in An Unrecognized State"
Commentator: Suzanne Goldberg, Columbia Law School

Lina Céspedes-Báez, Universidad del Rosario's Law School, "The Strategic Use of International Law by the Women's Movement in Colombia"
Commentator: Saptarshi Mandal, Jindal Global Law School

3:00 - 3:30 pm: Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University School of Law, "Ending Cervical Cancer: Context and Contestation"
Commentator: Rachel Rebouché, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, "Feminist Approaches to the Regulation of Sex Work: Patterns in Transnational Governance Feminist Law Making"
Commentator: Kate Mogulescu, Brooklyn Law School

5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

Symposium Organizers:
Cynthia Bowman, Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Sital Kalantry, Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Alla Khodykina, Symposium Editor, Cornell Law School
Hila Shamir, Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law
Farryal Siddiqui, Symposium Editor, Cornell Law School

A Special Thanks to Our Co-Sponsors!
Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, Cornell Law School
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
White & Case LLP

Symposium Schedule