Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM EST
Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 3:30 PM EST

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Hybrid Workshop: Emory Law/Zoom 
Atlanta, GA 30322  



The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative 

Workshop Schedule

FLT at 40: The Family and the Constitution of Everyday Life

February 23-24, 2024

Hunter Atrium, Emory University School of Law

Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST | Family Law in Transition

  • Family Law Pluralism and its Unintended Consequences? The Case of Degendering Legal Parenthood | Alice Margaria, Assistant Professor in Law and Reproduction (Faculty of Law, University of Zurich)
  • Holding Out: The Institution of Marriage from the Outside | Jennifer Hendricks, Professor of Law (Colorado Law)
  • The Illusion of Progress in American Family Law | Laura Kessler, S.J. Quinney Endowed Chair and Professor of Law (University of Utah)
  • Banning Family Care and the Rise of the Abusive State | Hila Keren, Associate Dean for Research and Paul E. Treusch Professor of Law, (Southwestern Law School)

Moderated Discussion

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm EST | International Perspectives

  • The Transformation of the Family in Contemporary Sweden: Beyond the Welfare State Paradigm | Helena Moradi, Postdoctoral Fellow (Emory Law)
  • Marginal Non-Conjugality: Alberta’s Adult Interdependent Relationships Act at 20 | Yukiko Kobayashi Lui, SJD Candidate (University of Toronto)
  • Navigating Legal Protections for Family and Economic Relationships: Can the Market/Home Dichotomy Guide Us? | Elise Goossens, Assistant Professor of Civil Law in Context (University of Antwerp)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm EST | Mothers and Others

  • ‘Post-separation Parenting in England and Wales: The Impact of Section 8 Orders on the Lives of Separated Mothers' (Virtual) | Sarah Groszewski, PhD Candidate (University of Portsmouth)
  • Erasing Mothers: Adoption, Safe Haven Laws, and Reproductive Justice | Carolyn McConnell, Independent Scholar and Lawyer

Moderated Discussion

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 pm EST | Roundtable Discussion on Past and Future: Feminism, Family, Care, and the State

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner


Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST | Beyond the Family

  • Post separation abuse: mothering in the shadow of gender equality | Margunn Bjørnholt, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences (VID Specialized University)
  • After the Family: UK Women in Retirement (Virtual) | Nicole Busby, Professor of Human Rights, Equality and Justice (School of Law, University of Glasgow)
  • What have been the implications of recognizing family pluralism on the perception of the family as a mechanism for attaining social justice? (Virtual) | Jasmina Kršteni, Public Prosecutor, Serbia

Moderated Discussion

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Discussion

12:00 pm EST – 1:30 pm EST– Lunch and Post-Workshop Discussion