Monday, September 24, 2012

From the Page to the Pill: Women’s Reproductive Rights and the Law

National Experts to Discuss Women's Reproductive Rights at Albany Law School

Albany, N.Y. – The Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology will host its fall symposium "From the Page to the Pill: Women's Reproductive Rights and the Law" on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the law school.

Participants to date include:

·        Helen Alvaré, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
·        Tracey Brooks, CEO, Family Planning Advocates for New York State
·        Michael Costello, Attorney, Tobin and Dempf LLP
·        Judith Daar, Dean, Whittier Law School   
·        Sandra Fluke, Recent Georgetown Law Graduate and Women's Rights Activist
·        Anna Franzonello, Staff Counsel, Americans United for Life
·        Shaifali Puri, Director, Scientists without Borders
·        Melissa Weiler-Gerber, Executive Director, Family Planning Council of Pennsylvania

The panelists will be divided into two panels. The first will focus on whether or not the law can and should mandate health insurance provider coverage of women's contraceptives, and the second will focus on legislation currently affecting women's reproductive rights.

"Women's Reproductive Rights and the Law: From the Page to the Pill" is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact (518) 472-5855 or  

Since its launch in 1990, the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology has developed into a nationally ranked student-edited law journal that focuses on the intersection of law with technology. The extensive annual legal periodical survey conducted by Washington & Lee Law School consistently ranks the journal among the top-10 science and technology law journals in the country in categories such as impact, total number of citations by other journals, currency and frequency of citations by cases.

Albany Law School is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York state's capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With more than 9,000 alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law's graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the law school and its students. Visit

Sept. 17, 2012

Nick Crounse, Albany Law School: (518) 445-3208; cell (518) 429-4843;

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