The Women and the Law Conference 2015 will be held at Thomas Jefferson School of Law on Friday, March 27, 2015. The daylong event will include prestigious panelists and a reception on the 8th floor terrace.

The conference theme is Women and the Criminal Justice System. Noted criminal defense attorney and author Leslie Abramson, who handled the Menendez Brothers trial and the Phil Spector case, will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture. A dynamic speaker, Abramson promises to give a spirited presentation. “Leslie is a funny and dynamic speaker and I’m confident she will give a great Ginsburg Lecture,” said conference organizer Professor Marjorie Cohn.

Many other legal celebrities will be speaking at the conference. Among these notables are retired U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, and Santa Clara law professor Gerald Uelmen. Panels will focus on timely and controversial subjects, including: Are Women Treated Like Men in the Criminal Justice System?, Pathways to Power: Trailblazing Women in Criminal Law, and Women in Prison. The conference will be followed by a reception.

This popular annual conference is open to the public. All participants must register for the conference that will run from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.