New York County Lawyers Association Hosts Abortion Rights: Litigation, Responses with Keynote Speaker Kathryn Kolbert


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New York County Lawyers Association Hosts Abortion Rights: Litigation,

Responses with Keynote Speaker Kathryn Kolbert, Co-Founder of the Center for

Reproductive Rights and Attorney for Planned Parenthood v. Casey


May 3, 2022, New York, New York – New York County Lawyers Association, with prescient timing in light of last night’s leaked SCOTUS memo on abortion rights, will deliver an A-List line up in their live streaming webinar Abortion Rights: Responses and Foreshadowing the Direction of the Supreme Court tomorrow evening. The event will have 3 panels: abortion litigation, federal and state responses and what this portends for the direction of the Supreme Court. The event is open to the public at NO CHARGE. Attorneys may register for CLE credit. More information and registration can be found here.


Kathryn Kolbert, who argued Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the Supreme Court and author of Controlling Women: What We Must Do NOW to Save Reproductive Freedom, will deliver the keynote address. Our esteemed presenters will then provide an in-depth look at the state of abortion rights today, with a focus on current litigation, state and federal legislation and responses and panel discussion of the possible foreshadowing of the direction of the Supreme Court, moderated by Mathew Diller, Dean, Fordham Law School & the Paul Fuller Professor of Law.


Faculty Panelists include:

Brigitte Amiri, Deputy Director, ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project 

Professor David Cohen, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law 

Professor Tracy Higgins, Fordham Law School

Thomas Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law, Fordham Law School

Jenny Ma, Center for Reproductive Rights

Sarah MacDougall, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Rachel Rebouche, Interim Dean, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Hillary Schneller, Center for Reproductive Rights

Elizabeth Sepper, The University of Texas School of Law

Stephanie Toti, The Lawyering Project


This event will also be available on-demand on NYCLA’s website,

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