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Berkeley Law Conference: The Worldwide #MeToo Movement

May 14, 2019, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists. The goal of this conference is to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem using the tools of comparative law.


  • Panel discussions on how the worldwide #MeToo movement has affected women’s lives across the globe, and how resistance to the movement endangers its successes.
  • Workshops on the role of the general counsel and board, workplace investigations, litigation, law reform, social media, the role of artists, harassment prevention, and harassment viewed through the lens of race, sexual orientation, disability, and class.


Keynote presentations by:

Catharine MacKinnon, Professor of Law, University of Michigan/Harvard, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment as sex discrimination in employment and education;

Purna Sen, Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination, United Nations;

Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, and San Francisco Chronicle 2019 Visionary of the Year for her advocacy for restaurant workers’ rights, including against sexual harassment.

Harassment experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Speakers include law professors, lawyers, general counsel, journalists, and other specialists.

For the full speaker list, tentative agenda and more information, go to the Berkeley Law Executive Education Conference Page.

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Attorneys, business leaders and other specialists who want to:

  • Learn how the global movement against sexual harassment is changing the workplace.
  • Join the conversation on how to use the law as a tool to prevent and remedy harassment.

For attorneys, this course will be approved for up to 8 hours of California MCLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.


Recent graduates and persons working with non-profits may request a partial reduction.

The fees cover all tuition, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.


For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Lily Yang at [email protected].  Please attempt to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible.


David B. Oppenheimer
Clinical Professor of Law
[email protected]

Lily Yang
Conference Planner
[email protected]



May 14, 2019
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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UC Berkeley School of Law
225 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,CA94720United States
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