Exploring Key Concepts in Feminist Legal Theory: The Family

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September 7-8, 2007 – Emory University School of Law

To view the original call for papers, click here.

This is the final workshop in a five part series co-sponsored by the Centre for Law, Ethics and Society (Keele University) and the Feminism and Legal Theory Project (Emory University). This  series of cross-legal cultural sessions were designed to focus on issues of interest to feminist and critical scholars from both jurisdictions and addressed four general topics:

  • Changing conceptions of the state, governance, and citizenship relations;
  • The role and importance of race and ethnicity in the two national contexts and their implications for feminist work;
  • Feminism and post-colonialism – their meaning and importance; and
  • The family as a key concept, its different and evolving meaning.

Organized around a particular problem or concept as a focal point, the workshops objectives are to interrogate points of conflict, consistency and contradiction in feminist legal theory and method in the two national contexts. In this last session, the subject under consideration is”the family”.   We anticipate a dialogue addressing its different and evolving meanings and the associated implications for law revision and reform.

The Workshop begins on Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM with a panel discussion to be held  at the Law School  â€“ Gambrell Hall – 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA.  There will be a reception and dinner that evening  at the  Law School. All interested participants are welcome. Saturday there will be  four panel presentations convening at 9:30 AM.   All events will be held in the Faculty Library Room 575.

To view the Workshop Schedule, click here.

To register for the Workshop, please click here.

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