Program

Program


Women in Law Conference
March 1-3, 2019 / University of Vienna / Vienna, Austria
(program subject to change)
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
all day Individual arrival of participants
19:00 Heurigen  Dinner at a Viennese Vineyard (Tickets € 49.-)
Friday, March 1st, 2019
08:00 – 08:45 Conference registration and refreshments
09:00 – 09:15 Conference opening remarks by the organizer and introduction of keynote speaker(s) 
Speaker: Dr. Alix Frank-Thomasser, Vienna
09:15 – 09:45 Part I) Female Pioneers in Law: where did our journey(s) start?
Keynote address "the first women in law – pioneers then and now”
Speaker: Ao. Univ. Prof.in Dr.in iur. Ilse Reiter-Zatloukal, Department for Legal and Constitutional History – Law Faculty at the University of Vienna
10:30 – 11:00 Networking coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Part II) Women in Law today – where are we now?
Keynote address  “The gender gap in legal professions – a European Union perspective"
Speakers (tbc): Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
Plenary panel discussion: “The gender gap in legal professions – a global perspective” 
Panelists:
Paula Tavares, LL.M. (Georgetown) (tbc): Legal Gender Specialist at The World Bank
Sonia Sotomayor (tbc): Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 – 15:00
Breakouts 1st Round



Part III) The next generation – where do we want to be and how do we get there?

Break out sessions with renowned experts (tbc)


Breakout A) Legal tech and women – will the disruption of the workplace by AI, machine learning and robotics open up new opportunities for women in law

Breakout B) Millenials – which special challenges does the new generation of women in law face /pose ?

Breakout C) Work-life balance – Can we have it all?

Breakout D) Diversity, inclusivity & intersectionality – Going beyond gender: How building a culture of inclusion is essential for a holistic and successful way of addressing the dilemma of diversity in the legal profession today!

Breakout E) The power of role models – Mentorship, networking, role models … cornerstones of success for future generations. How building ladders for younger women will also boost your own career.
15:00 – 15:30  Networking coffee break
15:30 – 17:00
Breakouts 2nd Round
Part III) The next generation – where do we want to be and how do we get there?

Break out sessions with renowned experts (tbc)


Breakout A) Legal tech and women – will the disruption of the workplace by AI, machine learning and robotics open up new opportunities for women in law

Breakout B) Millenials – which special challenges does the new generation of women in law face /pose ?

Breakout C) Work-life balance – Can we have it all?

Breakout D) Diversity, inclusivity & intersectionality – Going beyond gender: How building a culture of inclusion is essential for a holistic and successful way of addressing the dilemma of diversity in the legal profession today!

Breakout E) The power of role models – Mentorship, networking, role models … cornerstones of success for future generations. How building ladders for younger women will also boost your own career.
17:00 – 17:45 Plenary: Harvesting the results of the afternoon breakouts
17:45 – 18:00 Conference closing remarks by the organizer
Speaker: Dr. Alix Frank-Thomasser, Vienna
18:00 – 19:00 Farewell cocktail at the University of Vienna (included in registration fee)
19:30 – 22:30 Dinner on the rooftop of the Palace of Justice (Tickets € 49.-)
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Meet at the University of Vienna for the sightseeing tours
09:00 – 14:00 Sightseeingtour of Vienna with traditional Viennese coffee (€ 29.-)
Afternoon For those who have signed up for the "Ball of Legal Professionals" – get ready for the grand evening!
20:00 – the early morning hours Ball of Legal Professionals (Doors Open: 8pm • Ball Opening: 9.30pm)