Please join the SBA Centennial Committee, Law Students for Reproductive Justice and the Black Law Students Association on Thursday, March 14, 2013 (12:30 pm; Kendrick 103) for the Centennial Faculty Lecture Series featuring Cheryl E. Amana-Burris, Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Law. Professor Amana-Burris will discuss her article, Drugs, AIDS and Reproductive Choice, which explores the reproductive rights (and choices) of HIV positive women and the role of the state, if any, in a woman's exercise of those rights.
Cheryl E. Amana-Burris is a Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she teaches Family Law and Property. She has taught seminars in Bioethics; Children and the Law; AIDS and the Law; and Reproductive Rights and the Law. Professor Amana-Burris is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A.), the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D.) and Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.). Prior to joining the faculty at North Carolina Central, Professor Amana-Burris was a Senior Assistant to Willie L. Brown, Jr, during his tenure as Speaker of the California State Assembly. She also served as a judicial law clerk and represented the city of Philadelphia as an Assistant City Solicitor. Professor Amana-Burris has written and lectured in the field of reproductive rights. She has focused particularly on maternal-fetal conflict, arguing for non-coercive and culturally sensitive intervention in the lives of pregnant women who are HIV positive or substance dependent. Food will be provided. Event Contact, Jamal H. Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.