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Wendy Webster Williams

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Thursday, June 19, 2003
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Keynote: Women and the Law

Wendy Webster Williams is a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and an expert in the areas of gender law and history, and international women's human rights law. She helped draft and testified before congressional committees on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Before joining Georgetown’s faculty in 1976, Williams was a law clerk for Justice Raymond Peters of the California Supreme Court, a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, and a founder of Equal Rights Advocates, a public interest law firm in San Francisco. She is the coauthor of the recent casebook, Sex Discrimination and the Law: History, Practice, and Theory, and is currently writing a book with Georgetown colleague Richard H. Chused on Women's Legal History. She and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cowrote the chapter "Court Architect of Gender Equality: Setting a Firm Foundation for the Equal Stature of Men and Women" in Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence.

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