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2024 Supreme Court Term In Review

In 1870, the first law class was held at Georgetown University. From that time onward, Georgetown Law has cultivated urgent conversations and debates central to constitutional law, democracy, and civil society. Important matters of domestic and international concern have been vetted by thought leaders at Georgetown Law and our institutes and centers. We continue this important tradition with the inaugural 2024 Supreme Court Term in Review hosted by the law school and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. On the 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, there could be no better time to consider the legacy of the Supreme Court and the opinions rendered in its current term.

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Co-Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute and the Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy, will moderate this important, limited capacity convening.

A Crisis of Health and Democracy: Two Years Post Dobbs—What’s Next?

In June 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the landmark case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the constitutional right to access abortion that had been in place for nearly a half-century. Since the Supreme Court’s decision, laws and policies on abortion and reproductive health care have been left in the hands of individual states, with dozens of states moving to ban or heavily restrict access to abortion.

Leading experts, scholars, practitioners, and journalists will delve into the wide-ranging impacts, from immediate concerns for safe reproductive health care to criminalization of patients and healthcare providers and protection of health data privacy to many more health equity repercussions.

More details, including speakers, are available on the Agenda Page.

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