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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Conference: "The Constitution and the Family in Comparative Perspective"

Fri, February 20, 2009 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

The family is ubiquitous in its recognition as an institution entitled to protection from the State. Most constitutions recognize it as such, and international treaties and human rights charters accord it a privileged place as an institution whose rights are to be guaranteed? But what exactly are these rights? Are they to be extended to the vastly expanded definition of the family that has emerged in recent decades? What does the enforcement of such rights reveal about t

This event is free and open to the public.
Please contact Prof. Gary Jacobsohn for more information.

Sponsored by: Government Department, the Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for Women in Law, and the W. St. John Garwood and W. St.


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