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Women, Leadership & Equality Program

Title IX: Women, Athletics and the Law


A Symposium on the Final Report of the
Secretary’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics

April 24th, 2003 3:10 - 5:00 PM
The Ceremonial Court Room, University of Maryland School of Law

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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 women’s equality under the law. Marjorie Cook was a tireless advocate for women’s 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.


Faculty


William Duncan, J.D., former Counsel to the Secretary’s 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.

Karen Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A.,
Dean and Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law. Dean Rothenberg’s primary research interest is women’s health, a topic on which she has written and lectured extensively.

Jocelyn Samuels, J.D., Vice-President and Director of Educational Opportunities, National Women’s 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, Secretary’s 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 Women’s Freedom Network.

Jana Singer, J.D., Professor of Law,
University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Singer teaches Family Law and Constitutional Law and is a member of the American Law Institute.


Co-Sponsors


The Women, Leadership & Equality Program, University of Maryland
School of Law

MARGINS: The Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
University of Maryland School of Law

The Women’s Bar Association of the University of Maryland School of La

 

Thirty 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 Commission’s Final Report in February 2003 and its recommendations to the Secretary have engendered much debate and national attention. Please join us to discuss the Commission’s Final Report and its impact on women’s and men’s athletic opportunities across the country, as well as its broader impact on Title IX.


Agenda

3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Karen Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A.
Dean and Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Announcement of the new Women, Leadership &
Equality (WLE) Program and Introduction of the Trustees
of the Marjorie Cook Foundation

3:25 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Paula Monopoli, J.D., Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the WLE
Program, University of Maryland School of Law, and Professor of Law,
Southwestern University School of Law

Introduction of Panelists & Moderator

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Jana Singer, J.D., Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Panelists:
Rita Simon, Ph.D., Commissioner and Professor, American University

Jocelyn Samuels, J.D., Vice-President, National Women’s Law Center

William Duncan, J.D., former Counsel to the Commission and Assistant
Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

Suzanne Sangree, J.D., Visiting Professor of Law, West Virginia University
College of Law

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
Question & Answer Session

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception


This event is free and open to the public—please RSVP to attend:
Lu Ann Marshall at 410-706-4128 or lmarshal@law.umaryland.edu

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 Secretary’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics: www.ed.gov/inits/commissionsboards/
athletics/

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