Faculty Notes

Prof. Joanna Grossman Speaks at Griswold at 50 Program and Law and Society Conference

Joanna L. Grossman, Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law and Hofstra Research Fellow

On May 6, 2015, Joanna L. Grossman, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law, presented at “‘Griswold’ at 50: Looking Back and Looking Forward,” a program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, in which it struck down a law criminalizing the sale of contraceptives to married persons.

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the program brought together scholars from the fields of law and public health to discuss the legal, social and public health implications of the ruling 50 years later.

Professor Grossman gave a presentation on the effect of contraceptive access on the economic empowerment of women.

On May 15-16, Professor Grossman participated in the second annual “On Law and Social Transformations” conference at Stanford Law School. The conference is designed to pair senior scholars with junior researchers working in the field of Law and Society.

Professor Grossman served as a discussant for the panel “Gendering Criminal Law,” on which junior scholars considered the implications of stereotyping for domestic violence law in India; masculinities theory and the Second Amendment; and the intersection of poverty, gender and disability for women in Colombia.

View more details about the “On Law and Social Transformations” conference.