Law Over Lunch

The Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service Law Over Lunch series provides workshops and CLE trainings to lawyers in the Richmond area on topical issues at no cost.

Upcoming Event: One Year After Dobbs: The Decision that Affected Choice

May 24, 2023 / 12-1:30 p.m. / Offered Virtually Via Zoom / 1.5 CLE credits (Virginia) pending

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Speaker:     Meredith Harbach, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

Contact:     Tara Casey, Director, Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
                 804-287-1207 /

In 2022, the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, which had protected a woman’s choice to pursue abortion services from undue government interference for close to thirty years. One year later, the seismic shift in the legal landscape following the Dobbs decision continues to reverberate, with state laws, federal regulations, and continued judicial review into this critical issue.

Join the Carrico Center as we welcome Professor Meredith Harbach, a nationally‐renowned legal scholar in reproductive rights and regulation. Prof. Harbach will provide a historical context on how federal law previously addressed access to abortion services, the reach (and limits) of the Dobbs decision, the implications realized within the past year, and what can we expect moving forward.