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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sarazen Student Union - 243
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Guest Speaker
Donna E. Young
Professor of Law, Albany Law School

"Equality Across Borders:
The 14th Amendment in Comparative Perspective"


The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution and its accompanying judicial interpretation has been greatly influential in recent efforts at Constitutional design and interpretation around the globe. Countries that have undertaken to draft or reform their constitutions in the last few decades have had the opportunity to examine the U.S. Constitution and incorporate many of its core elements. However, for several of those countries, (i.e. Canada and South Africa) the U.S. approach has been deemed too cramped and formalistic. By comparing U.S. and Canadianapproaches to equality, Professor Young will provide some background into different anti-discrimination models and discuss ways in which recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions reflect a persistent narrowing of the parameters of the 14th Amendment making it ever more difficult to address systemic inequality and subordination through current legal means.



Women and the Law

On November 9, 2011, the Siena College Pre-Law Program and Pre-Law Society sponsored a panel presentation entitled "Women and the Law." This event took place in the New Residence Hall. The panelists were: 

The Honorable Victoria A. Graffeo
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Mylan Denerstein, Esq.
Counsel to the Governor
Meg Levine
Assistant Attorney General, State of New York
Kathleen DeCataldo, Esq.
Executive Director of the New York State Judicial Commission on Justice for Children