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Date & Time
May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Paul Brest Hall, Munger
555 Salvatierra Walk Stanford University
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Book Event - "Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial" by Kenji Yoshino


Please join the Clayman Institute and Morrison & Foerster for a book talk and panel discussion featuring Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, Kenji Yoshino, speaking about his new book, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ruth N. Borenstein, partner, Morrison Foerster
  • Bernadette Meyler, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Jane Schacter, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Clayman Institute Director, Shelley Correll will moderate the panel

About the book:  In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied the final appeal in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Drawing on interviews with lawyers and witnesses on both sides of the case, Yoshino takes us deep inside the trial. He brings the legal arguments to life, not only through his account of the case, but also by sharing his own story of finding love, marrying, and having children. 

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 This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Law School.




  • Kenji Yoshino photo
    • Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law
    • Education Module Presenter
    Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. He was educated at Harvard (B.A. 1991), Oxford (M.Sc. 1993 as a Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law School (J.D. 1996). He taught at Yale Law School from 1998 to 2008, where he served as Deputy Dean for intellectual life (2005-6) and became the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor in 2006. His fields are constitutional law, anti...
  • Ruth Borenstein
    • Partner, Morrison & Foerster
    Ms. Borenstein is engaged in a complex, commercial litigation practice at both the trial and appellate levels in courts throughout the country.  Her work on the case Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transport Association, 552 U.S. 364 (2008)earned her notice as a key practitioner by the National Law Journal.  She was a member of the team that successfully tried a high-profile smartphone case leading to a jury verdict of over...
  • Bernadette Meyler Stanford Law
    • Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar
    Professor Bernadette Meyler obtained her JD from Stanford Law School in 2003 and completed a Ph.D. in English at UC Irvine as a Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies and a Chancellor’s Fellow. Following law school, Professor Meyler clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a scholar of British and American constitutional law and of law and the humanities. She...
  • Jane Schacter
    • William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
    Jane S. Schacter is a leading national expert on statutory interpretation and legislative process, constitutional law, and sexual orientation law. Her work has been published in numerous law journals, and she co-edits casebooks on constitutional law and sexual orientation law. Her most recent work has focused on various aspects of the debate over same-sex marriage, an issue that lies at the intersection of her teaching...
  • Shelley Correll image
    • Barbara D. Finberg Director, Clayman Institute
    • Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
    • Professor, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    • Voice & Influence Education Module Presenter
    Shelley Correll is professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the...