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Rutgers Law Review to Host Symposium on the Legal and Economic Issues of Same-Sex Unions

Panels to present research on impacts, debate Lewis v. Harris decision

November 01, 2006 – 
The Rutgers Law Review at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will address the topic “Same Sex Couples and ‘The Exclusive Commitment’: Untangling the Issues and Consequences” at its 2006 symposium, to be held at the law school on Friday, November 10. Taking place just two weeks after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Lewis v. Harris that legislators must extend the rights and protections of marriage to same-sex couples, the symposium will present two panels: one in the morning on the results of research by academic panelists on various legal and economic impacts of same-sex union recognition and a second panel in the afternoon that will debate the arguments in the Lewis v. Harris decision.

Welcome:  Jason McCann ’07, editor-in-chief, Rutgers Law Review 
Panel:  Process and Consequences of Same-Sex Unions
Professor Suzanne Kim, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, facilitator
Dr. Saby Ghoshray, WorldCompliance Company, Houston, TX
Professor Sally Goldfarb, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Debra E. Guston, Esq., Guston & Guston LLP, Glen Rock, NJ
Professor Marc Poirier, Seton Hall University School of Law
Professor Diana Sclar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Lunch:  With comments by the Rev. Marc Lewis, plaintiff in Lewis v. Harris 
Panel:  Debating the Arguments – NJ’s Lewis v. Harris Decision
Ronald Chen, NJ Public Advocate, moderator
Professor Laura Appleman, Willamette Law School
David S. Buckel, Marriage Project Director, Lambda Legal
Professor George Dent, Case Western Reserve School of Law
William Duncan, Marriage Law Foundation 
Professor Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School