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Penn Law Lambda Symposium 2013: Beyond Formal Equality

Penn Law Lambda

Friday, February 1, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Penn Law Lambda Symposium 2013: Beyond Formal Equality

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Type End
Beyond Legal Equality Symposium Ended Free  
Lunch (1 pm) Ended Free  
Reception & Keynote Address (5 pm) Ended Free  

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In a world with legally-mandated protections and guarantees for the LGBT community, how do we ensure actual--rather than simply formal--equality? Discussions about LGBT equality generally focus on legislation, policy, and formal structures to accomplish that mission. However, as policymakers and industry leaders inch closer to developing such institutionalized equality, new questions arise: Will a legal infrastructure genuinely reduce discrimination and stigma? How can we create the necessary culture change in everyday life? What should we be considering to prepare for implementing new policies?

Join us for the first annual University of Pennsylvania Law School Lambda Law Symposium, “Beyond Formal Equality: The Fight for LGBT Rights.” The event will take place on February 1, 2012 from 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Panel discussions include:

Anti-Bullying and LGBT Youth
In a future where all American youth are protected in schools by policies that address bullying and harassment, what does that equality look and feel like?  What steps beyond the simple implementation of inclusive policies will ensure their success? Can they be successful at all?

Employment Discrimination
How can laws and policies prohibiting workplace discrimination be implemented to reduce subtler forms of bias, and will affirmative action policies be necessary to achieve genuine equality? What can we learn from the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?

The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal: What More Is Needed?
How has the repeal affected LGB servicemen and women? What lessons can we take away from the implementation process there for other issues? In what ways must military policy grow and change in order to become more inclusive of the LGB community? What is being done to extend protections and support to transgender servicemen and women?

This program has been approved for 3.5 hours of substantive law credits and 2.0 hours of ethics credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit is also available for attorneys in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Attendess seeking CLE should bring a separate payment ($55.00 fee, or $25.00 for public interest attorneys) - cash or check - payable to "The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania".  If you are not attending the entire conference and are seeking CLE credit, the fee is $15 per credit hour. Attorneys from other states should email us at about the possibility of CLE credit.


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When & Where

University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Friday, February 1, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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