Society of Women In Law-Chicago-Kent College of Law
Conference: March 5-6th, 1998, "Celebrating 125 Years of Illinois Women in Law:
Where We Were - Where We Are - Where We're Going"
Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 5th:
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Conference registration and Judicial Reception in the 10th Floor Event Room of Chicago-Kent College of Law, sponsored by The Decalogue Society of Lawyers.   Food and beverages will be provided.
Friday, March 6th:
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Conference registration and continental breakfast in the lobby of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.  Welcoming remarks in Ogilvie Auditorium.
                                   Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Dean and Professor of Law
                                   Rachel Donegan, President of Women in Law

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.  Opening Address by Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow (1st woman to be elected to the Supreme Court of Illinois in 1992). 

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Beverage Break.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.   Breakout Session I
                                        Attendees choose one of two small panel sessions:
                                                       "Feminist Jurisprudence: Balancing Feminist Theory and the Practice of Law"
                                                        "Sweaty Palms: Women's Networking Strategies"

11:00 - 11:10 a.m.    Break.  

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.  Breakout Session II
                                                Attendees choose one of two small panel discussions:
                                                        "Legal Perspectives: Issues of Bodily Integrity"
                                                        "Legal Perspectives: Women in the Workplace"

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.  Catered buffet lunch.

1:10 - 2:20 p.m.  Panel discussion: "Legal Perspectives: From the Bench"
                                   Introduction by Audrey Anderson, Conference Co-Chair

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.  Break.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.    Breakout Session III
                                    Attendees choose one of two small panel discussions:
                                                        "Other Voices: Equality and the Law"
                                                        "The Next Step: Women in Politics"

3:30 - 3:40 p.m.  Break.

3:40 - 4:15 p.m.  Keynote Speaker, Laurel Bellows: "Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We're Going"

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.  Closing remarks.
                                  Charis Runnels, Conference Co-Chair

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Opening night gala reception at the Harold Washington Library for an exhibit by the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women.  The exhibit, entitled "Bar None: 125 Years of Women Lawyers in Illinois," will feature biographies, pictures and historical and personal items of the first 100 women who where admitted to practice in Illinois.   Keynote presentation by Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada.

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