CPILJ Symposium: Are Parental Rights Always in the Best Interest of Children?

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 8:30am – 4:00pm
UConn School of Law William F. Starr Hall
Reading Room 45
Elizabeth Street, Hartford

The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal is pleased to announce our 2023 symposium, Are Parental Rights Always in the Best Interest of Children? Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Conflict over Parental Rights.

This symposium will explore the complex issues surrounding the role of parental rights in advancing progressive goals while at the same time examine how parental rights are being used to undermine racial, gender, and LGBTQ equality. These conflicts have come to a head recently in the areas of education, gender-affirming care, and family regulation. The discussion will also include how children’s interests can and should be represented, and whether that is best accomplished through their parents. A keynote address will be given following lunch by Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.

We kindly ask that you RSVP by March 24 at this link.

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