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Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (Broad Art Museum)
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Welcome
Joan Howarth, Dean, Michigan State University College of Law
Melanie B. Jacobs, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Cynthia Lee Starnes, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Lisa Hackett, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan State Law Review
7:15 p.m. Keynote Address
David D. Meyer, Dean, Tulane University Law School
9:30 p.m. Conclusion
Friday, April 12, 2013 (MSU Law, Castle Board Room)
8:15 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome
Melanie B. Jacobs, Michigan State University College of Law
Cynthia Lee Starnes, Michigan State University College of Law
9:00 a.m. Family Equality Plenary One
Moderator: Melanie B. Jacobs, Michigan State University College of Law
Naomi Cahn and June Carbone, “The Triple System of Family Law”
Leslie J. Harris, “Equality in Defining Parent-Child Relationships: The Impacts of Gender, Class and Family Form”
Courtney Joslin, TBA
Julie Shapiro, “Permitting Prejudice: How Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws Harm Queer Families”
Barbara Stark, “Marriage Equality, Gender Equality and the Women’s Convention”
Richard E. Storrow, “From International Adoption to International Surrogacy: The Emergence of Gestation for Hire in Guatemala”
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Family Equality Plenary Two
Moderator: Cynthia Lee Starnes, Michigan State University College of Law
Susan Frelich Appleton, “Geographic Inequality in Family Law”
Tonya Brito, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Matriarchy”
Alicia Brokars Kelly, “Sharing Inequality”
Linda C. McClain, “Clintonism, Federal Family Law, and Equality, 1992–2012 and Beyond: FMLA, PRWORA, and DOMA”
Lynn D. Wardle, “Reflections on Equality in Family Law”
12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Recognizing Familial Relationships
Moderator: David D. Meyer, Tulane University Law School
Sarah Abramowicz, “Contractualizing Parenthood”
Sacha M. Coupet, “At What Price ‘Freedom?’: The Search for Equality for Nonconjugal Families”
Kevin Noble Maillard, “Super Paternity”
Dara E. Purvis, “The Sexual Orientation of Fatherhood”
Mark Strasser, “Capato, ART, and the Provision of Benefits to After-Born Children”
3:05 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Meaningful Rights for Children
Moderator: Glen Staszewski, Michigan State University College of Law
Annette Ruth Appell, “Accommodating Childhood”
James Dwyer, “What does it mean to treat children and adults as equal persons?”
Cynthia Godsoe, “Permanency Puzzle”
Sarah Katz, “The Value of Permanency”
Rev. Raymond C. O’Brien, “Reasonable Efforts and Parent-Child Reunification”
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Jeffrey Same, Senior Symposia Editor, Michigan State Law Review

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