Children, Sex and the Law Symposium | Speakers | Agenda | Register to Attend | Audio | Video

American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law often sees children as either sexless, as sexual victims, or as sexual predators. The Symposium examines emerging issues of children as victims and perpetrators of crimes of a sexual nature, the disjunction between the criminal and juvenile justice systems' treatment of adolescent sexual offenders and the legal issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children who are in state custody, among others.

Featuring Presentations by:

  • Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, Boalt Hall, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • Seth Kreimer, Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Jennifer A. Drobac, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
  • Sacha M. Coupet, Director of Research, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

With commentary by ELLEN MARRUS, George Butler Research Professor of Law & Co-Director, Center for Children, Law & Policy, University of Houston Law Center

Children, Sex and the Law Symposium

Dates and Times:
October 23, 2009
Registration begins: 8:00am
Presentations begin: 8:30am
Location: 144 Bates Law Building (BLB), University of Houston Law Center (map)
Early Registration Cost:
$50 (Pre-registration rate, available until October 1, 2009)
$75 (Open Registration rate, available after October 1, 2009)
Free for University of Houston Law Students. E-mail us to register.
CLE: 3.75 Hours | 1 Hour Ethics
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Please note that the Hilton Hotel at the University of Houston will be undergoing significant renovations beginning October 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010. In addition, the Hotel will be closed beginning noon December 23, 2009 and will re-open at noon January 3, 2010.