FeministLawProf Bio: Jessica E. Price

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Jessica E. Price joined the Marquette faculty in 2002.

Professor Price recently answered these questions for FeministLawProfs:

FLP: What is your educational and professional background?    

JEP: I received my JD from the Univ. of Minnesota in 1998.  I worked at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights during and right after law school; was clerk to Justice Jon Wilcox on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1999-2000; and worked in the litigation department at Foley & Lardner 2000-2002, before joining the faculty here at Marquette in 2002.

FLP: What courses do you teach?

JEP: I teach our first-year legal writing courses, Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research 1 & 2; Appellate Writing and Advocacy; and a seminar entitled Comparative Refugee and Asylum Law.  

FLP: Has feminism reached the limits of what it can accomplish via the law?   Should feminists focus on issues other than the law (i.e., culture, youth education, etc.)?

JEP: I’m not sure I understand this question.  The questions about law that interest me most have to do with what we mean when we label something”the law”as apart from”culture”, how we determine that certain forms of expression are”legal”and others aren’t, etc.  In any case, I guess the short answer is no, I do not believe that feminism’s impact on law is complete.

FLP: What are you working on now?

JEP: Research about why and how legal writing professors advise students to use the”IRAC”formula for organizing their writing, and whether and how practitioners use that formula in appellate briefs.

FLP: Could you recommend at least one book/article/theorist to law students who are interested in feminism’s relationship to the law?

JEP: One of my favorite feminist legal scholars is Kathryn Stanchi at Temple.  For instance, I’d recommend her articles Dealing with Hate in the Feminist Classroom:   Rethinking the Balance, 11 Mich. J. Gender & L. 173 (2005); Who Next, the Janitors? A Feminist Critique of the Social Hierarchy of Law Professors, 73 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 469 (2005); Feminist Legal Writing, 39 San Diego L. Rev. 387 (2002) and Resistance is Futile:   How Legal Writing Pedagogy Contributes to the Marginalization of Outsider Voices, 103 Dick. L. Rev. 1 (1998).

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