C+V Community Talk in Partnership with the Women's Coalition: A Discussion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court Decision
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.
Featuring DU community panelists:
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Denver
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.
Director of Gender and Women's Studies and Teaching Professor, University of Denver
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.
William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair
Director, Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program
Professor of Law
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
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, anti-discrimination, law and culture, and judicial decision-making. 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.
Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Health & Counseling Center, University of Denver
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.