» The Annual Chapman Law Review Symposium

Every spring since 1999, Fowler School of Law's Chapman Law Review has hosted its annual Law Review Symposium. Topics are selected to challenge participants to confront pressing legal issues from a variety of perspectives. Panelists have included distinguished scholars, judges and practitioners.

2020 Symposium

1920-2020: The Effects of Women’s Suffrage 100 Years After Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Friday, January 24, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kennedy Hall, Room 237

As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, opportunity is afforded us to reflect not only on the significance of the ratification itself, but also on how the 19th Amendment acted as a catalyst for women’s equal integration in all aspects of society.

Chapman Law Review has dedicated its live symposium and Spring 2020 law review issue to this noteworthy topic. The live symposium will have a ternary focus: history of the suffrage movement, challenges to voting rights, and the current state of gender equality. The keynote speaker will be Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Check back for a full schedule and list of panelists.

Previous Keynote Speakers

  • United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
  • Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean
  • Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III
  • Steven Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business, Duke University
  • Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
  • Michael Flaherty, President of the film production company Walden Media