April 24th, 2003 3:10 -
A Symposium on the Final Report of the
Secretarys Commission on Opportunity in Athletics
The Women, Leadership & Equality (WLE) program at the University of Maryland School of Law was established in July 2002, as a direct result of the 2001 ABA Summit on Women & Leadership and the ideas presented at that Summit. The Program was made possible by a grant from the Marjorie Cook Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing womens equality under the law. Marjorie Cook was a tireless advocate for womens rights in the early twentieth century. Major components of the Program include the training of law students to become future leaders committed to the goal of women and equality, the establishment of a WLE Fellows Program, and the encouragement and dissemination of scholarship devoted to issues of women and leadership.
William Duncan, J.D., former Counsel to the Secretarys Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, and Assistant Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Professor Duncan is Executive Director of the Marriage and Family Law Grant and an expert consultant to the U.S. Department of Education.
Paula Monopoli, J.D., Visiting Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, and Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law. Professor Monopoli teaches Property, Wills & Trusts and the Gender & Leadership Seminar. She is a member of the American Law Institute.
Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A.,
Jocelyn Samuels, J.D., Vice-President and Director of Educational Opportunities, National Womens Law Center, where she supervises an active litigation docket of Title IX cases.
Suzanne Sangree, J.D., Visiting Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law. Professor Sangree is a former ice hockey player and has published in the area of Title IX.
Rita Simon, Ph.D., Commissioner,
Secretarys Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, and Professor, School
of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law, American University. Commissioner
Simon is founder and president of the Womens Freedom Network.
The Women, Leadership & Equality Program, University of Maryland
School of Law
MARGINS: The Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
The Womens Bar Association of the University of Maryland School of La
years ago, Congress enacted Title IX, the federal law that prohibits
sex discrimination in education. Title IX has led to a tremendous increase in
the number of women participating in athletic programs across the nation. In 2002,
Secretary of Education Rodney Paige established the Commission on Opportunity
in Athletics. The Commissions Final Report in February 2003 and its recommendations
to the Secretary have engendered much debate and national attention. Please join
us to discuss the Commissions Final Report and its impact on womens
and mens athletic opportunities across the country, as well as its broader
impact on Title IX. |
p.m. 3:25 p.m.
of the new Women, Leadership &
3:25 p.m. 3:30
Introduction of Panelists & Moderator
p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Jocelyn Samuels, J.D., Vice-President, National Womens Law Center
Duncan, J.D., former Counsel to the Commission and Assistant
J.D., Visiting Professor of Law, West Virginia University
p.m. 5:00 p.m.
p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
event is free and open to the publicplease RSVP to attend:
If you require special accommodations to attend, please provide information about your requirements as far in advance as possible to Lu Ann Marshall at numbers above or at 1-800-735-2258 TTY
Public parking is available in the Baltimore Grand Garage, 5 North Paca Street Parking fees are the responsibility of the participants
For additional information on the Women, Leadership & Equality Program: www.law.umaryland. edu/wle/index.asp
For additional information
and to access the Final Report of the Secretarys Commission on Opportunity
in Athletics: www.ed.gov/inits/commissionsboards/