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Clason Speaker Series to Feature Professor Jeremy Paul

Published: October 28, 2022 | Categories: Law, All News

“No Court for Young Women”

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The Western New England University (WNE) School of Law will host a talk by Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law Jeremy Paul. The talk entitled No Court for Young Women will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. as part of the Fall 2022 Clason Speaker Series. This free event will take place in the Law School Common and is open to the public.

After some preliminary comments on why Dobbs is wrongly decided in light of the basic principles of the American Constitution, Professor Paul will use the case to explore how it portends a fundamental abandonment of the constitutional project. He will focus both on the majority's willingness to describe its own opinion as devoid of principle when it contends its reasoning has no bearing on issues such as same-sex marriage and contraception. But he will also discuss the joint dissent's references to the inability of women to participate in the political process at the time of the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

Jeremy Paul is Professor of Law and former Dean of Northeastern University School of Law. He also is a former Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Professor Paul is an expert in Constitutional Law and has previously served on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut (later Planned Parenthood of New England), including as Vice President and Chair of its strategic planning committee.

The Clason Speaker Series presents expert lectures to the School of Law. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a prominent local attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who held the position of Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970. Today, the purpose of the Charles and Emma Clason Endowment Fund is to host speakers who will enhance the academic environment of the School of Law and the University.

For more information, call 413-782-1432 or email Professor Barbara Reich at