2018 Fall Symposium

October 19, 2018

Thinking About the Future of
Reproductive Freedom on the
45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m to 3:00 at the Large Courtroom (Room 1312 – Worrell Professional Center).

OverviewOn Friday, October 19, 2018, The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will host its Symposium, titled “Thinking About the Future of Reproductive Freedom on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.”  In this Symposium, leading scholars in the area of reproductive rights will discuss Roe v. Wade, its progeny, and the future of reproductive freedom—an important topic which remains one of the most complex legal issues of the time.

Contact: Caitlin Bush, Symposium Editor


  • 9:00-9:30: Introductions: Dean Suzanne Reynolds and Professor Shannon Gilreath, Wake Forest
  • 9:30-10:15: Speaker: Simone Caron, Wake Forest University, “We Won’t Go Back: Abortion Before Roe v. Wade
  • 10:15-11:15: Morning Keynote Speaker: Mary Anne Case, The University of Chicago Law School, “Abortion, Vulnerabilities, and the Dignities of Risk”
  • 11:15-12:00: Speaker: Denise Harle, Alliance Defending Freedom, “Roe and Rights of Conscience”
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00: Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Reva Siegel, Yale Law School, “ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How–And Why it Matters in Law and Politics”
  • 2:00-2:45: Speaker: Meghan Boone, The University of Alabama School of Law, “Reproductive Due Process”
  • 2:45-3:00: Closing Remarks


This event is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest University Office of the Provost, The Department of Women’s and Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Women in Law.