Kara Loewentheil

speaker Kara Loewentheil

If you can’t control when you’re pregnant and when you’re not, and when you have children and when you don't, there is just no way to participate equally with men.

Kara Loewentheil is the Director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School and a Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Before joining Columbia Law School, she was a Post-Doctoral Associate-in-Law and Fellow at Yale Law School. From 2010 to 2012, she litigated in state and federal court as a Blackmun Legal Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and from 2008 to 2010, she clerked for the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a regular speaker on religious exemptions and reproductive and sexual rights and has presented her work at Harvard Law School, Northeastern Lawn School, and Boston University Law School, among others, as well as conferences across the country. Her scholarship focuses on religious exemptions, reproductive rights, and feminist legal theory.