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WLSO Symposium Explores Women and Incarceration

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The Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 5th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law on Friday, October 12 from 2:30-5:00 PM in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.

The topic of this year’s symposium is “Women Incarcerated: The Female Experience in the United States Prison System.” The symposium is comprised of three panels designed to address three components of the female experience during and after incarceration. The schedule is as follows:

  • 2:30-3:15 – Impacts of Incarceration: Implication of Detention on Women’s Rights
  • 3:20-4:05 – On the Inside: Efforts to Improve Women’s Prison Conditions
  • 3:20-4:05 – Parole, Reentry, Reform: Moving Beyond Incarceration

The annual WLSO symposium is named for Lara Gass ’14L, who spearheaded the first Women Law Students Organization panel on women in the law before passing away in a tragic car accident during her third year at Washington and Lee Law School.