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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Professor Griffin to Participate in Panel Commemorating the Fortieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Leslie Griffin will participate in a panel hosted by Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada (PPSN) commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The panel, which will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., will discuss reproductive choice, the importance of Roe v. Wade, and what the future holds for reproductive justice in our society.

In addition to Professor Griffin, the other panelists include Christina Hernandez, Director of the Jean Nidetch Women's Center; Dr. Joanne Goodwin, Director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada; and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.

The panel will be held at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) office, 708 South 6th Street in Las Vegas. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, although an RSVP is required by email to tara.brosnan@pprm.org or by telephone at 702-878-3622 ext. 200

Professor Griffin currently serves as William S. Boyd Professor of Law. She is author of Law and Religion: Cases and Materials; editor of Law and Religion: Cases in Context; and author of numerous articles and book chapters about law, religion, politics and ethics. Professor Griffin is a graduate of Yale University (M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Religious Studies) and Stanford Law School.