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Sports, Gender, Law & Social Norms

Posted by The Situationist Staff on April 8, 2007


**Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: No person shall, “on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity”**title-ix-montage.jpg

In the 35 years since Title IX was passed, how has it been used to increase gender equity in a variety of educational contexts?

2:00-3:30: Panel 1: Title IX and Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault

A look at the expanding uses of Title IX in combating sexual harassment and assault in schools. Panelists include, among others: Verna Williams (lead counsel on Davis v. Monroe County), and Diane Rosenfeld (Harvard Law Lecturer on Law)

4:00-5:30: Panel 2: Title IX and Athletics

Addressing the effects of Title IX on school athletic programs, and the ability of Title IX to make substantive changes in gender equity within sports. Panelists include, among others: Nancy Lieberman (former college, Olympic, and professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) and Coach Roderick Jackson (a pioneer in coaches’ rights under Title IX and petitioner in Supreme Court case: Jackson v. Birmingham).

5:30- 6:30: Reception
Austin West Rotunda

7:00: Dinner at Harvard Faculty Club (by registration only)

Journal of Law & Gender

Speakers also include: Fatima Goss Graves, Holly Hogan, Baine Kerr, Linda Wharton, Terry Fromson, Jocelyn Samuels, and Ellen Staurowsky.

Moderator for both panels: Professor Deborah Brake (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)

For more information please visit the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender website.

Please email Lexie Kuznick at or Meg Ryan at with questions.


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