Past Events

September 20 Wednesday

A year after the fall of Roe: Views from the frontlines of the White House, medical practice, and law

Join the Solomon Center for an engaging discussion with leaders from the White House, medical practice, and law on how Dobbs, the case that overturned the Roe v. Wade, has impacted abortion access, health outcomes, and law and policy efforts a year later, and what the future holds for reproductive freedom.

Speakers will include: 

  • Dr. Lisa Harris, F. Wallace and Janet Jeffries Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Health,University of Michigan

  • Diana Kasdan, Director, Judicial Strategy US Program, Center for Reproductive Rights

April 4 Tuesday

The Future of Medication Abortion: Regulation and Ongoing Ligation

Please join the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School for a discussion of issues related to medication abortion access in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

February 14 Tuesday

Abortion on the Ballot

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion-rights advocates took their fight to the states—and won. Abortion-rights advocates succeeded in nearly every 2022 election where abortion rights were at stake, including five ballot measures to either enshrine or abolish abortion rights in state constitutions. Join us for a panel discussion with five advocates who helped make these victories happen. Speakers include: 

April 12 Tuesday

Subjective Fetal Personhood, Greer Donley, University Pittsburgh Law School

Longstanding dogma dictates that recognizing pregnancy loss threatens abortion rights—acknowledging that miscarriage and stillbirth involve a valuable loss, the theory goes, creates a slippery slope to fetal personhood. For decades, anti-abortion advocates have capitalized on this tension and weaponized the grief that can accompany pregnancy loss in their efforts to legislate personhood and end abortion rights.

December 1 Wednesday

Debriefing Dobbs: SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Abortion – What Just Happened?

A community debrief to discuss Wednesday’s oral arguments before SCOTUS in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the case challenging Mississippi’s pre-viability, 15-week abortion ban.

October 25 Monday

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: Roe on the Line

Join us for a panel discussion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the upcoming Supreme Court case determining if Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks is constitutional.

March 30 Tuesday

Girls, Assaulted, India Thusi, Widener University Delaware Law

Professor Thusi is an Associate Professor of Law at Delaware Law School. Her research examines racial and sexual hierarchies as they relate to policing, race, and gender. Her articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Cornell Law Review Online, and Utah Law Review.  

February 22 Monday

Racial Equity in Fertility Care: Legal and Clinical Perspectives

Please join us for the second event in our series exploring racial disparities in medicine. This panel will center on legal and historical perspectives on racial equity in fertility care. All are welcome!

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October 20 Tuesday

Defending Reproductive Rights in the Trump era and the meaning of June Medical Services v. Russo (2020); Julie Rikelman

Julie Rikelman is the Senior Director of the U.S. Litigation Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights.  She successfully argued June Medical Services v. Russo in the Supreme Court, the Court's most recent case concerning abortion rights.  She has challenged numerous regulations on abortion providers, from unnecessary physical plant and admitting privileges requirements, invasive ultrasound laws, and restrictions on medication abortion.

March 25 Wednesday

Cancelled: PSRJ Lecture, given by Professor Khiara Bridges,UC Berkeley School of Law


Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. She has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared or will soon appear in the Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others.