Friday, February 19, 2016


Conference to Be Held on Obergefell Decision

At an event titled “What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said,” preeminent law scholars will rewrite the Supreme Court landmark opinion upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry. The conference will take place on April 15, 2016, at 1:15 p.m. in Room 127. William Eskridge, Jr. ’78, John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, will introduce the conference with a talk on the history of marriage equality.

The scholars discussing the Obergefell decision will include Yale Law School faculty members Jack M. Balkin and Reva Siegel, as well as Helen Alvare (George Mason), Katherine Franke (Columbia), Robert George (Princeton), Sherif Girgis ’16, John Harrison (Virginia), Andrew Koppleman (Northwestern), Doug NeJaime (UCLA), and Jeremy Waldron (NYU).

The conference is presented by the Information Society Project and its Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice.

The ISP at Yale Law School is an intellectual center with a special expertise in the intersections between the regulation and dissemination of information, health policy, privacy concerns, First Amendment and reproductive rights jurisprudence, and technology policy.