During the first hour, which is free and open to the public, Stephanie Toti, a Senior Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York and lead counsel in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, will present a talk entitled “Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: A Victory for Women, Science & the Rule of Law.” During the second hour she will meet with students more informally over lunch to discuss her life and career. Lunch served at 12:45.
The “Lives in the Law” speaker series focuses on the work and lives of lawyers who strive to improve the lives of others through litigation, advocacy and public service.
Hosted by Career Services, If/When/How, and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.
More about Stephanie Toti: Toti’s practice at the Center for Reproductive Rights focuses on protecting reproductive rights and promoting reproductive justice through constitutional litigation. An experienced advocate, she has argued cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Stephanie served as lead counsel in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenged key provisions of a Texas TRAP law that would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's abortion facilities to close. She successfully argued the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down key provisions of the law in its 5-3 ruling on June 27, 2016. She is currently partnering with the City of Baltimore, Maryland, to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance regulating the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers.
For a full bio, see https://www.reproductiverights.org/profile/stephanie-toti
Tuesday, February 21 at 11:45am to 12:45pm
School of Law, Eidman Courtroom and Jury Room
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705