Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez, LAPA Fellow; Professor of Law, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Gender-Balanced International Courts? A View From Strasbourg

Mon, 12/09/2013
4:30-6 PM, Kerstetter Room, Marx Hall
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Please join us for a LAPA Seminar with Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez, LAPA Fellow and Professor of Law at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, who will present "Gender-Balanced International Courts? A View From Strasbourg." Her commentator is Julie Suk, Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law.

As always, the LAPA format asks that seminar participants familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator will open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception in the Kerstetter Room, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.

A graduate from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez holds a law degree (DEA Droit public comparé) and a PhD from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. At Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez teaches Human Rights law and Legal theory, and is the head of the Masters Degree in Human Rights Law. Her research focuses mostly on Bioethics, Gender, and the theory and sociology of human rights law. She is the scientific coordinator of the REGINE project (Recherches et Etudes sur le Genre et les Inégalités dans les Normes en Europe: funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche), that looks at law and gender equality in Europe. She is currently completing a piece of contemporary tensions of French laïcité, and another on Women Judges at the European Court of Human Rights. During her time as a LAPA fellow, she will be working on reproductive rights in a comparative (transatlantic) perspective. 

Julie Suk is a leading scholar of comparative equality law. Her research has developed a transnational perspective on the theory and practice of antidiscrimination law. Professor Suk's articles compare European and American approaches to a broad range of problems, including the stakes of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement of antidiscrimination norms, the state’s role in mitigating work-family conflict, the law of Holocaust denial and hate speech, and constitutional limits on race-consciousness and affirmative action.  Her current research examines race and class quotas in Brazil, and gender quotas in Europe. Selected publications include: Are Gender Stereotypes Bad for Women?  Rethinking Antidiscrimination Law and Work-Family Conflict (Columbia Law Review), Discrimination at Will: Job Security Protections and Equal Employment Opportunity in Conflict (Stanford Law Review), Procedural Path Dependence: Discrimination and the Civil-Criminal Divide (Washington University Law Review), Gender Parity and State Legitimacy: From Public Office to Corporate Boards (International Journal of Constitutional Law). 

Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund