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Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Panel


Total Credits: 1 Illinois

Category:
Constitutional Law |  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion |  Ethics |  Supreme Court
Faculty:
Anita K. Krug |  Carolyn Shapiro |  Ms. Felice Batlan, JD |  Steven Heyman |  Katharine K. Baker |  Michelle Wetzel
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 17, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand
License:
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.



Description

In response to the apparent decision by a majority of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, Chicago-Kent hosted a panel discussion about this critical topic. Assuming that the final opinion, when issued, will be substantially similar to the draft opinion leaked, millions of women will lose a right that has been protected for almost half a century.  Although abortion rights will continue to stand in Illinois, many other states are poised to ban or severely limit access to abortions as soon as the decision is made official. 

Chicago-Kent professors Carolyn Shapiro, Steven Heyman, Kathy Baker, and Felice Batlan, along with Chicago-Kent alumna, Jennifer Welch '94, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) discussed the range of issues implicated by the Court's holding, followed by an open discussion.

Faculty

Anita K. Krug's Profile

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Dean

Chicago-Kent College of Law


Biography

Anita K. Krug joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty as dean on August 1, 2019. The first woman to be named permanent dean in the law school's history, Krug is an accomplished securities law scholar, an experienced leader in higher education, and a former law firm partner.

Before coming to Chicago-Kent, Krug was interim vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Washington's Bothell campus. She joined the University of Washington School of Law in 2010 as an assistant professor and moved up the ranks quickly. She earned tenure in 2014, served as the associate dean for research and faculty development from 2014 to 2016, and became a full professor in 2016. She served as interim dean of the law school from 2017 to 2018. During her tenure as dean, Krug worked to ensure the school’s financial stability, to enhance student success, to deepen engagements with alumni and the legal community, to promote diversity and inclusion, and to increase funds for scholarships. 

Before making the transition into teaching, Krug was a law firm partner with an active practice advising investment management firms. She parlayed that expertise into her scholarship. Her research has centered on such topics as the fiduciary duties of investment advisers and broker-dealers, disclosure requirements under the securities laws, commodity futures regulation, corporate structure and governance, and regulation governing financial firm bankruptcies. 

Krug has published articles in top journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Boston University Law Review. Her article “Investing and Pretending,” published in the Iowa Law Review, was selected for the 2015 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School. 

Before entering academia, Krug practiced securities law—first as an associate and then as a partner—at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC (now Arnold & Porter LLP) in San Francisco. Before that, she was an associate at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and worked part-time as an attorney at Hale and Dorr LLP (now Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP) in Boston while completing her Ph.D. dissertation. 

Krug earned her Ph.D. and master's degrees in political science from Harvard University and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Krug graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a B.A. degree in political science and economics and, immediately after earning her bachelor’s degree, spent a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne.

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., Kansas State University
 


Carolyn Shapiro's Profile

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Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Strategic Initiatives

Chicago-Kent College of Law


Professor Shapiro is the founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS). Her scholarship is largely focused on the Supreme Court, its relationship to other courts and institutions, and its role in our constitutional democracy. She teaches classes in legislation and statutory interpretation, constitutional law, employment law, and public interest law and policy.

From 2014 through mid-2016, Professor Shapiro took a leave of absence from Chicago-Kent to serve as Illinois solicitor general. She has argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Illinois Appellate Courts.

Professor Shapiro blogs at ISCOTUSnow (which she also co-edits) and on the Chicago-Kent Faculty Blog and CK Now, and she also posts on Huffington Post and as a guest blogger at the American Constitution Society Blog. In addition, her commentary has appeared in a number of outlets, including the Washington Monthly website and CNN. She regularly appears as a guest commentator on Chicago Tonight and other media outlets. Professor Shapiro is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Professor Shapiro was a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to coming to Chicago-Kent in 2003, she worked as an associate with Miner, Barnhill & Galland, where she handled plaintiff civil rights cases, and as a Skadden Fellow with the National Center on Poverty Law.

She earned a B.A. with general and special honors in English from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from the University of Chicago Harris Graduate School of Public Policy, and a J.D. (high honors) from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.


Ms. Felice Batlan, JD's Profile

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Professor of Law Director of the Institute for Compliance Co-Director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities

Chicago-Kent College of Law


In the field of women's legal history, Felice Batlan is both subject and scholar. Her nine years of practical legal experience supplement her rigorous academic career, in which she has published and presented extensively on the topics of legal history, women in the legal profession, and feminist legal theory—occasionally appearing alongside such prominent feminist figures as Gloria Steinem. She has also provided expert commentary on numerous radio and television programs. Her new book, Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945 (Cambridge University Press 2015), which won the prestigious 2016 Hurst Award for the best book in socio-legal history, explores the history of the development of legal aid in the United States and the significant and unknown role that women played as both providers and clients of legal aid. After graduating summa cum laude in history from Smith College, Professor Batlan received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as executive editor for the Harvard Women's Law Journal. She clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then worked as a law firm associate specializing in securities law and financial markets.  She then joined Greenwich NatWest as associate general counsel and head of global compliance. Eventually she returned to the academic world, completing a Ph.D. in U.S. history from New York University.

Since coming to Chicago-Kent from Tulane Law School in 2006, Professor Batlan has immersed herself in a wide variety of subjects spanning law, financial regulation, and the humanities, serving as both director of the Institute for Compliance and co-director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities. Her teaching areas include U.S. legal history, gender and the law, feminist jurisprudence, corporations, business organizations, securities regulation, and contracts. She has taught courses internationally in Sienna, Paris, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Bangkok. She received Chicago-Kent's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and IIT's Julia Beveridge Award for service to women students in 2008. Professor Batlan was recently appointed as an associate editor and book review editor for the prestigious Law and History Review.  Previously she has performed editorial duties for Continuity and Change,  and for the Macmillan-Gale Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, with responsibility for sections on women, gender and sexuality, and corporations. As a historian, she has served as both a consultant and a member of the Accession Committee for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.

As the first director of the Chicago-Kent Institute for Compliance, Professor Batlan has established a series of courses on compliance and financial markets, externships for students, and a lecture series open to the wider Chicago community of lawyers and compliance professionals. She is currently working on a compliance casebook to be used by law students, business students, and the industry.

Professor Batlan blogs at Thoughts on Women, Media, and the Law.


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Professor of Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law


Steven J. Heyman attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he served as a Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating in 1984, he worked as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner. In 1989, he joined the faculty of Chicago-Kent, where he teaches criminal law, torts, legislation, constitutional law, and the First Amendment. In 2016, he received the law school’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also been a visiting law professor at the University of Colorado, Vanderbilt, and Indiana University–Bloomington. 

Professor Heyman is a leading First Amendment scholar who has written extensively on the foundations and limits of freedom of expression. His books include Free Speech and Human Dignity (Yale University Press 2008) and a two-volume anthology entitled Hate Speech and the Constitution (Garland/Rutledge 1996). He has written many law review articles on topics ranging from hate speech and pornography to funeral picketing to the First Amendment jurisprudence of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. In recent years, he has published a series of articles on religious freedom and the Constitution. In addition to the First Amendment, Professor Heyman’s work explores many other aspects of constitutional law and legal philosophy, including affirmative rights, the meaning of the Second Amendment, whether there should be a legal duty to rescue, and the legal and political thought of Aristotle, Locke, and Hegel. 

Professor Heyman was elected to the American Law Institute in 1998, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.


Katharine K. Baker's Profile

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University Distinguished Professor Professor of Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law


Katharine Baker is a distinguished professor of law. She is an expert in family law, particularly in the modern law of marriage and parenthood, and she has written extensively on sexual violence and misconduct, especially in the lives of young adults. Her work focuses on the intersection of women's intimate lives and the law. 

Baker's articles have been published in numerous journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Boston University Law Review. She is also the author of Family Law: The Essentials (with Katharine B. Silbaugh) and numerous book chapters. 

Baker is a multiple award-winning teacher, having taught Contracts, Property, Family Law, Evidence, Gender and the Law, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Environmental Law, and numerous seminars on feminism.  She has also developed and taught several novel experiential courses designed to prepare law students with non-doctrinal skills they need to be successful professionals.  

From 2001 to 2010, Baker was associate dean for faculty development at Chicago-Kent. She has visited at Yale Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Northwestern Law School. 

Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Baker was an attorney for the Department of Justice and a law clerk to the Honorable Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Michelle Wetzel's Profile

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General Counsel

Planned Parenthood of Illinois


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