Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Be Counted in the 2019-2020 Law Prof Twitter Census

You can add yourself (or check that you are listed correctly) over here at the Faculty Lounge. Law teachers from non-US jurisdictions seem especially underrepresented, so please let us know (if you want to) that you’re on Twitter!

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Bringing Indigeneous Voices Into Judicial Decision-Making

This news from Sydney (Australia) Law School (here): Dr Nicole Watson will use an Australian Research Council grant to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices into judgments and celebrate their contributions to the development of Australian law. Dr Watson, … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “The Princeton Fugitive Slave” by Lolita Buckner Inniss (@auntiefeminist @SMULawSchool)

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU) has published her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson (Fordham U. Press 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description:   James Collins Johnson made his name by escaping slavery in Maryland … Continue reading

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Talking About #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo

In April, 2019, the Wisconsin Journal of Gender, Law & Society sponsored a symposium on “Race-Ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis in the Twenty-First Century.” Instead of preparing individual papers for publication, … Continue reading

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Reimagining Canada’s Aboriginal Rights Jurisprudence

The (Canada) Indigenous Bar Association is working on a project inspired by the work of the Women’s Court of Canada.  Organizers Professor Larry Chartrand (Saskatchewan) and Professor Naiomi Metallic (Dalhousie) held an initial meeting at the Academics’ Workshop in November, … Continue reading

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New Canadian Feminist Judgments Project CFP

Received just today from colleagues in Canada.  Please note deadline today.  Consider contacting organizer to request extension, if you are interested. -BJC Deadline extended to 9/30/2019 CANADIAN FEMINIST JUDGMENTS PROJECTCall for ContributorsOffer of contributions due by August 15 2019 We … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Cites a Feminist Judgment in Opinion on Exclusion of Evidence of Victim’s Prior Sexual Conduct

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on June 28, 2019 in the case of R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 (CanLII). The case involved an appeal of an evidential ruling in a criminal sexual assault trial. Canada Criminal … Continue reading

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Black Women and Non-Binary Writers Paying Tribute to Toni Morrison #CiteBlackWomen

Dr. Tara L. Conley (Communication, Montclair State) has compiled a list of online essays written by Black women and non-binary writers in tribute to Toni Morrison in the wake of her August 5 death. Dr. Conley’s list is here. She … Continue reading

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Cook on Expert Witnesses in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions

Blanche Cook (Kentucky) has posted to SSRN her article Stop Traffic: Using Expert Witnesses to Disrupt Intersectional Vulnerability in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions, 24 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 147 (2019). Here is the abstract: Sex trafficking thrives on intersectional inequality and … Continue reading

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Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network: CFP Law & Society 2020

Call for Papers – Friday, September 20 Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting May 28-31, 2020 in Denver, Colorado Submission link: https://form.jotform.com/91827795835172 Dear friends and colleagues: We invite … Continue reading

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Jill Hasday on “Intimate Lies and the Law”

Jill Hasday’s new book, Intimate Lies and the Law, is out from Oxford University Press on July 24.  She says that deception within intimate relationships is a fascinating topic—especially when it happens to someone else. For more information, you can … Continue reading

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@RebelCityPod on a Really, Really Important Scottish Feminist You Probably Never Read About

Via freelance journalist Alex Tiffin (@RespectisVital), I got pointed to the Rebel City Podcast, a podcast made in Glasgow by Paul Shields and Matt Diamond.  On a recent episode, the podcast featured Ray Barron-Woolford (@Raywoolford), the author of a new … Continue reading

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CFP: 12th Feminist Legal Theory Conference at University of Baltimore School of Law: Applied Feminism and Privacy – Deadline 11/1

From colleagues at the University of Baltimore: The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks paper proposals for the Twelfth Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  We hope you will join us for this exciting conference on … Continue reading

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Margaret Johnson (@ProfMEJohnson1) is @UBaltLaw’s First Associate Dean for Experiential Education

Margaret Johnson has been appointed as the University of Baltimore School of Law’s first Associate Dean for Experiential Education. Readers of this blog may know Professor Johnson as the School’s Co-Director (with Michele Gilman) of the Center on Applied Feminism. She … Continue reading

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Op Ed on Discriminatory #TamponTax

Erwin Chemerinsky (UC Berkeley) and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (Period Equity) have published an op-ed in the LA Times, Taxing Tampons Isn’t Just Unfair, It’s Unconstitutional. Here is an excerpt:   In the United States, where sales taxes are levied by each … Continue reading

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@DukeLaw Journal of Gender, Law & Policy Shutting Down After 2019-2020 Academic Year

I found this out after I made a submission. The student editors replied that they had filled the volume for next year, and that would be their last. I haven’t seen any official press release from the school.

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#Tampon #Tax Back in Tanzania

From Agence France Presse: A decision by Tanzania’s government to reintroduce a tax on sanitary pads and tampons has angered women in the country, with one activist on Sunday saying it would have “heavy consequences” for women.   Taxes on … Continue reading

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Ways Around the Tampon Tax – German Style

Via The Lily News.

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Dov Fox on “Birth Rights and Wrongs”

Dov Fox (San Diego) has published Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law (Oxford, 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description: Millions of Americans rely on the likes of birth control, IVF, and genetic … Continue reading

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CFP-Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

Bumping to the front; submission deadline 7/15 From colleagues at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law: Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the … Continue reading

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Bra-Gate: A 2019 Tale of Institutional Misogyny (@JCSherriffOffice)

by JoAnne Sweeny Back in May 2019, the Jackson County Detention Center, without any warning to local attorneys, instituted a new security policy that requires all visitors, including inmates’ attorneys, to pass through a metal detector.  Seems reasonable in theory … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcment: Detroit Mercy Seeks to Fill 2 Positions

Announcement: Property Law Position University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks a proven or aspiring scholar and teacher with an interest in teaching first-year Property Law for a tenured or tenure-track position beginning 2020-2021.  Applicants must have a law … Continue reading

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#Hireath

I learned a new word today: hireath. From a 2016 student blog at Penn State (here): Hiraeth is a Welsh word that is somewhat difficult to describe in English, for the reason that there is no single English word that … Continue reading

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Who is Getting Rich? Not Minimum-Wage Workers

Over at Forbes, contributor Erik Sherman has a data-filled article here that begins with an eye-popping statistic: the federal minimum wage has not increased in almost 10 years.  That’s a record (and not a good one, in my view). After … Continue reading

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@PittLaw Tax Review Hosts Print Symposium

U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published a print symposium/series of essays reviewing or inspired by U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Cambridge 2017). Here’s the table of contents with links to the contributions: The … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender Justice-Theoretical Practices of Intersectionality

CFP for Essay Collection Title: Gender Justice: Theoretical Practices of Intersectional Identity Series: Law, Culture and Humanities (Farleigh Dickinson U Press) This essay collection examines how gender, as a category of identity, must continually be understood in relation to how … Continue reading

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@MarcSpindelman on “Obergefell’s Dreams”

I’m just catching up with some of the gems in my “to read” pile. I enjoyed very much Obergefell‘s Dreams by Marc Spindelman (Ohio State). Here is an excerpt from the intro: As doctrine, Hardwick has been defanged, but as … Continue reading

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The Malleable X: On Queer Origins of “Latinx”

John Paul Brammer (@jpbrammer) writes (here) in Mother Jones how Digging Into the Messy History of “Latinx” Helped Me Embrace My Complex Identity. Here is an excerpt: A June 2018 survey found that Latino millennials are the least likely bracket … Continue reading

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Future Business Law Professors Conference @Villanova_Law

Future Business Law Professors Conference Presented by the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship Friday, September 6, 20199:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship will host the Future Business Law Professors Conference on … Continue reading

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CFP: Critical Legal Conference 2019, Perugia Italy

The University of Perugia invites streams [i.e., pre-organized panels, etc.] and papers for the 2019 Critical Legal Conference. The event will take place between 12–14 September 2019. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th of July.  The conference website … Continue reading

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Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions

Seema Mohapatra (Indiana-Indianapolis) and Lindsay Wiley (American University WCL) are the co-editors of a new volume-in-progress in the U.S. Feminist Judgments Series.  Their volume, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions, will include these cases and contributors: (1) Schloendorff v. Society … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for the Third Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Building on the success of the Inaugural Equality Law Scholars’ Forum held at UC Berkeley Law in 2017 and at UC Davis Law in 2018, and in the spirit of academic engagement and mentoring in the area of Equality Law, … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting to Specialty Law Reviews and Journals in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve prepared a guide to submitting to 29 specialty law reviews and law journals classified by the W&L Law Journal Rankings under the subject  “Gender, Women and Sexuality,” as well as  5 additional journals with the word “gender” in the … Continue reading

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Embryos are Property, Not Persons, at Least in Ohio

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the case here. An excerpt: An appellate court Thursday ruled against a couple seeking a legal declaration that their embryos lost in a freezer malfunction last year were living persons and should have been … Continue reading

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Call for Sabbatical Visitors: Columbia Center for Gender & Sexuality Law (@GenderSexLaw)

From colleagues at Columbia: The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for a sabbatical visitor for the 2019-2020 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that … Continue reading

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CFP: Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative Virtual Workshops

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) is coordinating a series of virtual research and writing workshops called CLASIC, the Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative. The workshops will be virtual meetings of collaborative members and can be open to all or … Continue reading

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Call for Panels and Conference Announcement: Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference @UVALaw, July 18-19, 2019

From colleagues at UVa: Call for Panel Proposals We are currently accepting proposals for panels on issues relating to women in legal academia for the second annual Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference, to be held at UVA Law School on … Continue reading

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Symposium Program: Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis

April 12, 2019 Symposium Sponsored by the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Welcoming Remarks + Framing the Issues 8:45-9:45 am Professor Linda S. Greene (Wisconsin), Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU), Sam Bach (WJLGS)  Session #1: Moderator Linda S. Greene … Continue reading

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Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis: Symposium @WisconsinLaw J. L., Gender & Soc’y

Today at the University of Wisconsin, the Journal of Law, Gender & Society is hosting a symposium on “Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis: Symposium.” Here is the program description: Recent … Continue reading

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Call for Authors–Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Law Opinions

Deadline for Applying: Friday, April 26, 2019 The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on the rewritten opinions for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions. This edited volume is part … Continue reading

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Chapman Law Review: CFP “A Fifty Year Retrospective on Major Laws of the 91st Congress:

From students at the Chapman Law Review: Invitation to Submit Articles for Chapman Law Review’s2020 Issue provisionally entitled “A 50-Year Retrospective on Major Laws of the 91st Congress” Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: … Continue reading

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UMKC School of Law Advocacy Teaching Fellow Advertisement From colleagues at UMKC: This Fellowship is supported by the gift creating the Douglass Stripp Chair in Advocacy, occupied by Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Law S. Rafe Foreman. Professor Foreman and Professor … Continue reading

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Gender Discrimination (Just Less of It) Still Ok in Virginia as #TamponTax is Cut But Not Repealed

Half measures, Virginia. Any tax on menstrual hygiene products is gender discrimination, Professor Emily Waldman and I argue in our article The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax. So cutting the tampon tax lessens the discrimination but fails to eliminate it. From the … Continue reading

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CFP: Fordham Urban L.J. Issue on Gender Violence and the Law

From colleagues at Fordham: The Fordham Urban Law Journal is accepting articles for its Volume 47, October 2019 Issue.  The Journal publishes themed issues. The upcoming issue focuses on Gender Violence and the Law. Here’s the CFP: The Fordham Urban … Continue reading

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Updated Guide to Submitting Essays, Commentaries, Reviews to Online Law Review Companions

I’ve expanded my guide to submitting to online companions to include 50 schools’ law reviews.  The new guide is here on SSRN.  The chart with contains details on the mechanics of submitting essays, commentaries, reviews to the online presence of … Continue reading

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CFP: ClassCrits XII Conference

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals ClassCrits XII:  Facing Our Challenges: Rescuing Democracy, Ensuring Wellbeing & Exorcizing the Politics of Fear (Or: How To Be Free)  Co-Sponsored by  Western New England University School of Law  and ClassCrits, Inc. www.classcrits.org November … Continue reading

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Are “CupAware” Events the New Tupperware Parties? Women’s Bodies as a Source of Corporate Profit

I read with interest ‘We’re Having a Menstrual Liberation’: How Periods Got Woke, published in The Guardian (U.K.). It’s a clunky and awkward title that obscures the contents of the article.   I am sitting in a hotel meeting room with … Continue reading

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Formal Equality on (Literal) Paper: Why Does the Man’s Name Go First on German Tax Returns?

The German publication Zeit Online recently published an article (here) critiquing a variety of gender disparities in German law. One that caught my eye was this discussion of the literal design of German tax forms: Frauen werden in Familienbüchern und … Continue reading

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NPR’s @PlanetMoney Podcast on the #TamponTax

On March 6, 2019, NPR’s Planet Money had a show Tampons: That Bloody Sales Tax that included an interview with attorney Zoe Salzman, talking about her work that contributed to New York’s repeal of the sales tax on menstrual hygiene … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting Shorter Work to Online Law Review Companions

If you are doing any shorter writing — essays, responses, commentaries — you may be interested in this short guide I developed for submitting work to the online presences of 20 main journals. Some of the online companions are more … Continue reading

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