Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The 2012 election saw bold statements from both sides regarding social and economic policy, and plenty of fishing for women's votes. However, the real needs and concerns of women are not easily reduced to a single issue or to an easy sound bite. While some policies specifically target women or discrimination on the basis of sex, the gendered dynamics of other proposals are often more nuanced and difficult to detect. The symposium will explore how current or proposed social policies affect the lives of women and their families. Speakers will also analyze what role, if any, rhetoric about those policies played in the recent election.

Presented by the Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law and the Program on Women and the Law



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $220

(4 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.



For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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