The Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics & The Institute of Governance.
are pleased to present:
Professor Paula A. Monopoli University of Maryland, School of Law
‘Gender, Executive Activism and the Constitution:
Will the United States Elect a Female President in 2008?'
Wednesday 16 May 2007 at 5.00pm
Seminar Room 2, Institute of Governance, Queen’s University
Professor Monopoli is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law and the Founding Director of its Women, Leadership & Equality Program, the first of its kind at an American law school. Professor Monopoli speaks often on the intersection of gender and the law, most recently at Yale Law School as a panellist at The Most Dangerous Branch: Mayors, Governors, Presidents and the Rule of Law, a symposium on executive power. Professor Monopoli is an elected member of the American Law Institute. She was the 2004 Outstanding Professor of the Year at Maryland and is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Her lecture will address the impact on gender of the expansive model of the presidency and executive activism the US seems to have embraced over the past few years. It will refer to the US Supreme Court case on partial-birth abortion, the impact of having only one woman on the Court and this debate and will also discuss the impact on the court of the majority of justices being Catholic.
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