2022 Symposium, March 3-4

Join us for the 2022 symposium on “The Equal Rights Amendment: A New Guarantee of Sex Equality in the U.S. Constitution” to be held virtually on March 3rd and 4th. The agenda and link to register are available below.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Virginia, and the 50th anniversary of Reed v. Reed, two of the most significant sex-based equality cases to reach the Supreme Court. This symposium will examine what a modern vision of sex/gender equality could embody and how might that vision be realized through a constitutional Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We will explore how existing equality protections under the 14th Amendment would differ from the protections under an ERA, what higher standard of protection against sex discrimination could the ERA secure, what an anti-subordination approach to equality more generally might look like, and how the ERA could strengthen anti-discrimination protections for other protected classes. Through an intersectional lens, we'll seek to analyze the ERA’s potential in deploying dynamic strategies to advance gender equality norms.

This free event is organized by Columbia Law School's ERA Project and the Journal of Gender and Law.

Please click here to register.

Please click here for a detailed agenda.