2017 NCILJ Symposium: Surrogacy and International Law

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Friday, October 27, 2017

8:30 AM

4:00 PM

Rizzo Center, 150 Dubose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517

Every year, the North Carolina Journal of International Law (NCILJ) brings together legal scholars and experts around the country to encourage a broad discourse on international law and draw attention to current issues.  This year's symposium is titled: "Surrogacy and International Law" and will focus on how the international laws shape the reproduction marketplace. We have authors focusing on issues relating to the rights of the children produced, commercial regulation, and the informed consent needed to enter the contractual relationships


NC CLE (5.0 credits) is available for attendees.

Tickets are sold at the door.  Cash or check only.  To RSVP, email Becca Mitchell at mitcher@email.unc.edu.

UNC Law Students: FREE

Non-UNC Law Students: $20

Public Service Attorneys, non-CLE: $40

Private Attorneys, non-CLE: $50

Public Service Attorneys with CLE: $100

Private Attorneys with CLE: $150

All attendees are provided with breakfast and lunch. 


8:30 – 9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15     Welcome 
9:15 – 10:15   Session 1:  Kathryn Bradley 
                                       Surrogacy and Sovereignty:  Safeguarding the Interests of Both the Child and the State
                                       Commenter: John Coyle
10:15 – 10:30  Break
10:30 – 11:30  Session 2:  Richard Storrow
                                        International Surrogacy in the European Court of Human Rights
                                        Commenter: Mark Weisburd
11:30 –12:30   Session 3:  Pamela Laufer-Ukeles 
                                        The Disembodied Womb: Medical Decision-Making in the Context of Surrogate Motherhood
                                        Commenter: Holning Lau 
12:30 – 1:30    Lunch
1:30 – 2:30      Session 4:  Sharmila Rudrappa
                                        Why Bans on Commercial Surrogacy can be Bad for Women: The Case of India
                                        Commenter: Kimberly Krawiec
2:30 – 2:45      Break
2:45 – 3:45      Session 5:  Kimberly Mutcherson 
                                        Bodies in Commerce: Reproductive Justice and Cross Border Reproductive Travel
                                        Commenter: Katharine Bartlett
3:45 – 4:00      Closing Remarks
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