“The Power of Women’s Stories” Conference at Santa Clara

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From the FLP mailbox, this notice of an upcoming conference at Santa Clara:

The Power of Women’s Stories II: Examining  Women’s Role in Law and the Legal System

Friday, April 16, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
142 Bannan Hall  Santa Clara University

Law schools began offering Women and Law courses in the early 1970s. Since that time, many textbooks have examined law through the lens of feminist legal theory. Women continue to feel the impact of changing legal developments in areas as disparate as violence against women, sexual harassment, discrimination at work, mothering and reproduction, families, women and the legal profession, education, and health. Yet scholars have often neglected the power of women’s stories and the lessons these stories teach us about law and social change.

This conference focuses on the women whose lives led to these legal changes and who continue to inspire the need for further progress. It also celebrates Women and the Law Stories (Elizabeth M. Schneider & Stephanie M. Wildman, eds.) (forthcoming). Many panelists have contributed chapters to this volume.

Panel topics will include Women: History, Identity, and Standard of Review; Women and Work; Women: Health and Safety; and a Roundtable on Women in the Legal Profession and the Academy. For more information about the panels or roundtable, or for registration, see  here.

-Bridget Crawford

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