NJLSP Symposium


The Journal of Law and Social Policy’s 11th Annual Symposium

Women in Politics: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going

The Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) Symposium entitled Women in Politics: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going will include a half-day of events and programming featuring leading political science, psychology, and legal scholars, as well as current and former politicians. Guest speakers will highlight how women’s representation and role in politics have evolved over time, where we are today, and what we might expect to see in the upcoming years. This bi-partisan conversation will analyze the issue of women’s representation both through the lens of academic research and from the perspective of women with personal experience in Illinois politics. The symposium will be held in honor of Dawn Clark Netsch, an illustrious Northwestern Law alumna.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Northwestern University
Wieboldt Hall
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Please direct questions to Lauren Rodosky and Claire Hutar, JLSP Symposium Chairs:


The Journal of Law and Social Policy's 11th Annual Symposium is supported by the Irving Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994. Additional support has been generously provided by the following sponsor: Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.

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