Lesley Wexler, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, will talk about her recent article, “#MeToo, Time’s Up, and Theories of Justice,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Quinnipiac University’s Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, 370 Bassett Road.
The event is free and open to the public, and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Wexler will explore the meaning, utility and complexities of restorative justice and the insights of transitional justice for dealing with sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Professor Charlie Pillsbury, who co-directs Quinnipiac Law School’s Center on Dispute Resolution, said, “Professor Wexler’s timely article takes a hard look at male-dominated workplace cultures through the lens of restorative justice to find ways to privilege survivors' voices and hold perpetrators accountable.”
Her presentation is part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. The talks are open to the public as well as the Yale and Quinnipiac communities and are structured to allow time for questions and discussion.
Wexler joined the Illinois Law School in Fall 2010. She specializes in sex discrimination, human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Her articles on passive discrimination, Wal-Mart v. Dukes, and sex selection in China have appeared in the Chicago Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, and the Chicago Legal Forum.
Before coming to Illinois, Wexler taught at the Florida State University College of Law. Prior to teaching at Florida State, she spent two years at the University of Chicago Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Wexler has clerked for Judge Thomas Reavley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Judge William Wayne Justice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Wexler earned her JD with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served on the board of both the Chicago International Law Journal and the Chicago Legal Forum.
To register, email Sue Ann Ney at email@example.com by Friday, Sept. 7.
Friday, September 14 at 12:00pm to 1:20pm
School of Law and Education, SLE 102 Ceremonial Courtroom
370 Bassett Road, North Haven CT USA