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Volume 47 Symposium: The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

Every fall, the Connecticut Law Review presents a symposium during which distinguished guests from across the country discuss a timely and relevant topic in the law.  As the flagship journal of Connecticut’s public law school, we will address the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Griswold v. Connecticut.  The conference will explore the history of the right of privacy and how the right has changed over the past fifty years. We look forward to a lively and stimulating exchange of ideas about this seminal case and its legacy. Professor Reva Siegel of Yale Law School will provide the Keynote Address. There will be three panels addressing the right of privacy: (1) The History of the Right to Privacy

  • Neil S. Siegel, Duke University School of Law
  • Cary C. Franklin, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

(2) Privacy as Sexual Autonomy

  • Melissa Murray, University of California, Berkley School of Law
  • Douglas NeJaime, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Susan Schmeiser, University of Connecticut School of Law

(3) Privacy as Reproductive Freedom

  • Kim Shayo Buchanan, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • Priscilla “Cilla” Smith, Yale Law School
  • Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School

The Symposium will be held on November 14th, 2014 in the University of Connecticut School of Law Starr Reading Room.  Issue 4 of Volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review will consist of articles by the attending panelists.  Please RSVP at