[2-Credit CLE Seminar] Abuse of Women and Girls: Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Assault, and Killing featuring a discussion of A Jury of Her Peers

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Professor Marina Angel as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Abuse of Women and Girls: Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Assault, and Killing featuring a discussion of A Jury of Her Peers.

Date:
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time:
19:00 doors open
19:15 seminar starts
21:30 seminar ends
Venue:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
Cost:
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)
Registration:
This event has passed

Note:

  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

Professor Angel will use Susan Glaspell's short story, A Jury of Her Peers, to discuss issues raised in cases of woman abuse, to examine the different perceptions of women and men, to analyze and apply basic doctrines of Criminal Law, and to examine the essential role of the jury in American jurisprudence. The reading materials will be sent to registered attendees by e-mail.

A Jury of Her Peers was written during the first wave of feminism in the United States and was selected as the best short story of 1917. Feminists agitated for the right to vote and the right to serve on juries. Both were basic methods of citizen participation in the government, rights denied to women in 1917. Shortly thereafter, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The early feminists saw the 19th Amendment as a broad Equal Rights Amendment, but it was interpreted narrowly. Women did not get the right to equal jury service in a majority of states until 1954.

Please read A Jury of Her Peers and think about what evidence the women saw that the men failed to see. Accept that Minnie Wright killed her husband, John Wright. If Minnie Wright went to trial for murder in 1917, what would have been the likely result under traditional Common Law?: Today under the Model Penal Code?

About the Speaker

Professor Marina Angel

Professor Marina Angel is a prolific legal scholar who has achieved outstanding professional excellence, distinguishing herself among law school professors and researchers nationwide for her ground breaking legal scholarship in areas vital to the equal participation of women in society, including legal education, juvenile justice, gender studies, and comparative law."

Thomas M. Golden, President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

As a writer, teacher, and scholar, Professor Marina Angel has dedicated herself to improving the status of women and minorities in the legal profession and reforming the profession in order to make their advancement possible. Even more importantly, she has selflessly devoted herself to aiding countless individual colleagues and students in supporting and counseling them step-by-step along the paths of their careers. Professor Angel was awarded the 2016 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City in January.

About CLE Credit

Attorneys who need credit should bring their state attorney ID number so that they can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Note: Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.