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Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Civil Rights and Discrimination, Religion
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson has been meeting this week with Utah lawmakers to create real change with an LGBT non-discrimination law during the 2015 legislative session.  She has been in meetings with leaders on every side of the debate and has seen a willingness to work together.  Wilson is known for her work fusing freedom of religion with LGBT rights and is now coaching all parties on how to give a little and get a little.  See the interview here http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local-news/stories/Law-professor-says-Utah-LGBT-law-could-mold-national-standards-91903.shtml#.VPXkwi6PM5w

Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Sexuality and the Law, Civil Rights and Discrimination, Religion
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson op-ed in the Deseret News entitled "Illinois professor could help Utah draft religious liberty, nondiscrimination bill" dated February 25, 2015.  She could play a role in helping state lawmakers draft legislation balancing religious rights and protections against discrimination for LGBT Utahns that could set a template for the rest of the country.
Article can be read here  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/865622845/Illinois-professor-could-help-Utah-draft-religious-liberty-nondiscrimination-bill.html

Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Civil Rights and Discrimination, Religion
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, along with several other legal scholars, wrote a letter to Georgia State Representative Sam Teasley in support of H.B. 218.  H.B. 218 is the Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act which provides that religious practice is protected, even if a law is neutral and generally applicable, unless the state has a compelling reason to interfere.  This letter was cited in an AJC.com article entitled "A high-toned effort to debunk the debunkers of a "religious liberty" bill".
The article and the letter can be found here  http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/26/a-high-toned-effort-to-debunk-the-debunkers-of-a-religious-liberty-bill/?ecmp=ajc_social_twitter_2014_sfp

Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Religion, Sexuality and the Law, Civil Rights and Discrimination
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson did a Salt Lake City TribTalk with Jennifer Napier Pearce called "What does a non-discrimination, religious freedom bill look like?".

Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City government liaison Jean Hill, University of Utah law professor Clifford Rosky and University of Illinois law professor Robin Wilson join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss what the options are for a legal compromise. Utah lawmakers continue trying to hammer out legislation that would shield LGBT people from discrimination while also protecting religious freedom.

TribTalk can be viewed here http://www.sltrib.com/blogs/tribtalk/2213039-155/trib-talk-what-does-a-nondiscrimination

Sean Anderson

Scholarship Impact
Retirement Security

Professor Sean Anderson was invited to consult with staff members at the U.S. Department of Labor about Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), a subject on which he has previously published.

Robin Fretwell Wilson

Public Engagement
Civil Rights and Discrimination, Sexuality and the Law

Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson lectured on “Dinner Conversation: Bargaining for Religious Liberty:  What Hobby Lobby portends for Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights” to Gay Rights, God and Abortion:Constitutional Rights and the Culture Wars, Residential College Seminar Program, Trumbull College, Yale University, Thursday, February 12, 2015.

 

Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Sexuality and the Law, Family Law
Robin Fretwell Wilson was interviewed with the Salt Lake City, Utah NPR affiliate RadioWest KUER about the new Mormon church position, being willing to trade lgbt rights for some religious liberty protections.
Interview took place February 4, 2015.  Listen to the interview here
 http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/religious-liberty-and-lgbt-rights

Robin Fretwell Wilson

Publication
Family Law
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson contributed to the book - Religious Freedom in America: Constitutional Roots and Contemporary Challenges
http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1981/religious%20freedom%20in%20america
Her contribution is:

Part III. Exploring Contemporary Challenges

6. The Erupting Clash between Religion and the State over Contraception, Sterilization, and Abortion


Robin Fretwell Wilson

Conference
Family Law

Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson hosted the Harry Krause Emerging Family Law Scholars Workshop held at the University of Illinois College of Law on January 19, 2015.  The 2015 Workshop Committee consisted of Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson - University of Illinois College of Law, who also directs the law school's new Program in Family Law and Policy.......Professor June Carbone - University of Minnesota Law School.......Professor Marsha Garrison - Brooklyn Law School.......Marcia Yablon-Zug - University of South Carolina School of Law.  The workshop is named for Professor Harry Krause, who as a member of the Illinois law faculty mentored many budding family law scholars across a half century of teaching.  The chosen scholars/presenters for the 2015 Workshop were:  Deborah Dinner - Washington University Law.......Jason Nance - University of Florida Levin College of Law and Associate Director of the Center on Children and Families.......Gregg Strauss - Duke Law.......Karin Yefet - University of Haifa, Israel.......Yotam Zeira - LLM Student from Harvard Law School.  Details about the conference, the chosen scholars, and their presented papers can be found here - https://uofi.app.box.com/files/0/f/3109044921.  This will be an annual event.


Robin Fretwell Wilson

In The Media
Family Law
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson participated in a New York Times Room for Debate discussion about "Is the Modern American Dream Attainable?".  Professor Wilson wrote on the topic of "More Than Money is at Stake in the American Dream" posted January 1, 2015.  Read the discussion here  http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/01/01/is-the-modern-american-dream-attainable