Sisters in Law: Legal Reform

Theatre Or and Tattered Cover present Honoring Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a free webinar series designed as community outreach in association with the Colorado premiere of the play Sisters In Law by Jonathan Shapiro, produced by Theatre Or in association with Elzabeth Weber, Dale Franzen, and Don Franzen. Based on the bestseller by Linda Hirshman, the play explores the relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two women to become Supreme Court Justices. Its purpose is educational - to provide the public with more insight into these iconic women and their careers, accomplishments, and legacy. It is also designed to illuminate the artistic process in bringing this double biography to life on the stage. The play runs September 25 - October 31 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. Webinars begin September 2 and run through October 20 with specific dates, topics, and participants listed below. and playing September 25 through October 31, at the John Hand Theater in Denver.

This webinar series is proudly sponsored by the following: The League of Women Voters, The Colorado Bar Association, The Denver Bar Association, Boulder Jewish Community Center, The National Council of Jewish Women, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Tierney Lawrence LLC, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, University Lending Corporation, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the J, Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, and Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.

Taking the Legacy segment one step further, the panelists for this segment will explore with prize-winning journalist Dahlia Lithwick
the necessity of legal system reform including the subtopic of court reform.  Is it needed?  Why or why not?

Rebecca Kourlis - Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice, founder of IAALS (Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System), and Principal Aegis ADR

David Yellen - Chief Executive Officer of IAALS

Dr. Sara Chatfield
Dr. Sara Chatfield is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on American political development, women in politics, and political behavior. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of married women's economic rights reform in the 1800s and early 1900s. Dr. Chatfield teaches classes on American politics and law, including constitutional law and judicial politics.

Moderator:  Dahlia Lithwick - Lawyer, writer and journalist for Slate, who writes about law and politics in the United States


Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World By Linda Hirshman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062238474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

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