A Discussion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court Decision

C+V Special Edition Community Talk in Partnership with the Women’s Coalition

The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 24, 2022, issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs), overturning Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). DU recognizes that this decision directly affects many in our community.

Community + Values in partnership with the Women’s Coalition of DU will be hosting a C+V Special Edition Community Talk to discuss the Court’s decision and what it means for our community and beyond. Provost Mary Clark will moderate a panel discussion focused on the reasoning informing, and the impact of, this decision and will do so through multiple lenses and perspectives.

Learn more about the panelists below

Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Featuring Panelists:

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Mary Clark, Moderator
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Denver 

  • Learn about Provost Clark

    Mary Clark serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Denver. With expertise in the areas of higher education law, women’s legal history, legal ethics, judicial politics, and property, Provost Clark also holds an appointment as professor in the Sturm College of Law.

    Prior to being named provost at DU, Provost Clark served as interim provost, deputy provost, and dean of faculty at American University, associate dean for faculty & academic affairs at AU’s law school, director of its doctor of juridical science program, and acting director of its Law and Government Program. 

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Lindsey Feitz
Director of Gender and Women's Studies and Teaching Professor, University of Denver

  • Learn about Lindsey


    gender, Women's Studies; Feminism


    I'm a teaching professor in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Denver and also serve as the director of our undergraduate program. All of my courses ask students to investigate the complex ways gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality, intersect and shape their lives and communities. I'm currently in the early stages of examining the impact of single motherhood and gender equity in the workplace. When I'm not working, you can find me chasing my three-year-old son around any number of local parks.


    • Ph.D., American Studies Department, University of Kansas, 2010

    • Certificate, University of Kansas, Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2007

    • MA, American Studies , University of Kansas, 2006

    • BA, English, Drury University, 2000

    • BA, Secondary Education, Drury University, 2000

    Licensure / Accreditations

    • MO Department of Education

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Women’s Studies Association

    Media Sources

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Nancy Leong
William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair
Director, Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program
Professor of Law
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

  • Learn about Nancy


    Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Critical Race theory

    Professional Biography

    Professor Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After earning her law degree, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, Professor Leong was an Assistant Professor at the William & Mary School of Law and an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law.

    Professor Leong is the author of over thirty law review articles and essays. Her research interests include constitutional rights and remedies, criminal procedure, antidiscrimination, law and culture, and judicial decisionmaking. Her scholarship has appeared or will appear in the California Law ReviewGeorgetown Law JournalHarvard Law ReviewNorthwestern University Law ReviewStanford Law ReviewVirginia Law ReviewYale Law Journal, and the Journal of Legal Education, among many others. Her first book, "Identity Capitalists," was published by Stanford University Press in 2021.

    Professor Leong is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She received the University-wide Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 academic year, which recognizes "unusually significant and meritorious achievement in professional scholarship, as evidenced by publications and their enhancing effect on classroom teaching." Her research was selected for presentation at the 2016 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. She was also the 2015 recipient of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty 2015 Eric K. Yamamoto Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching. Professor Leong has been a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) since 2017.

    Professor Leong has been a visitor at the UCLA School of Law, the Washington University School of Law, and the University of Iowa School of Law.

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    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2006

    • BA, English, Northwestern University, 2001

    • BMus, Northwestern University, 2001

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Heather Rowley
Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Health & Counseling Center, University of Denver 

  • Learn about Heather

    What I do
    Transgender health and advocacy; Sexual and Reproductive health; Mental health; Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant health

    Professional Biography

    Heather has been a Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, and before that was an artist and a harm reduction counselor. As a healthcare provider, her aim is to be an active and non-judgmental listener, an advocate, and a guide in seeking answers to people's health and wellness concerns. She is especially passionate about sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and gender affirming care.

    Master’s in Nursing, Columbia University (New York, NY) 2012
    Master’s in Fine Art, Photography, California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA) 2003
    Bachelor’s in Science, Biology, Brown University (Providence, RI) 1997


Additional panelists coming soon