Legal issues surrounding our bodies are both timely and timeless. Because our understanding of the body is constantly evolving, law must continue to redefine how our bodies interact with the world around us. Accordingly, the University of Chicago Legal Forum will convene scholars to discuss how the law directly regulates and responds to the human body—exploring topics such as disability law; autonomy; medicine; gender, sexuality, reproduction; race; the criminal legal system; and exploitation of the body. Where current law governing the body is deficient, we plan to offer remedies.
Please join us. The Symposium is open to the public, but you must register in advance for this meeting:
Registration for the 2021 Legal Forum Symposium
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 5
9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
WELCOMING REMARKS FROM LEGAL FORUM'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
9:05 – 10:20 a.m.
PANEL A: BODILY IDENTITY AND RIGHTS
Moderator: Jonathan S. Masur, University of Chicago Law School
1. Mimics, Extenders, Procreative Rights and Uterus Transplants
I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School
2. Managing and Monitoring the Menopausal Body
Naomi R. Cahn, University of Virginia School of Law
Bridget J. Crawford, Pace Law School
Emily Gold Waldman, Pace Law School
3. Involuntary Servitude: Pregnancy, Abortion, and the Thirteenth Amendment
Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law
4. Genitals that Matter
Ezra Young, Cornell Law School
10:25 – 11:50 a.m.
PANEL B: EXPLOITING AND TRANSACTING THE BODY
Moderator: Sonja B. Starr, University of Chicago Law School
1. Fear, Desire and Control: Black Male Bodies in the Criminal Legal System
Paul Butler, Georgetown University Law Center
2. Bring Up the Bodies
Bennett Capers, Fordham University School of Law
3. Moral Disagreements about Markets and Bodies
Kimberly D. Krawiec, University of Virginia School of Law
Mary Anne Case, University of Chicago Law School
5. The Body of Sports
Alice M. Miller, Yale Law School
12:15 – 1:20 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS "On Not Hating the Body" with Martha C. Nussbaum
Introduced by Dean Thomas J. Miles, The University of Chicago Law School
1:20 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
PANEL C: REGULATION AND POLICY OF THE BODY
Moderator: Joshua C. Macey, University of Chicago Law School
1. The Body Bureaucracy: Feminist Politics at the Food and Drug Administration
Aziza Ahmed, University of California, Irvine School of Law
2. How the Law (Mis)construes Disabled Bodies (and Minds)
Leslie Francis, University of Utah College of Law
Michael Ashley Stein, Harvard Law School
3. Gender as Commons
Sonia Katyal, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
4. Medical Teleologies of the Body in the Law
Craig Konnoth, University of Virginia School of Law
3:15 – 3:20 p.m.
CLOSING REMARKS FROM LEGAL FORUM'S SYMPOSIUM EDITOR
Hannah Fisher, Legal Forum Symposium Editor