Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

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

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 Local to the Global Mass incarceration and … 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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Caterine on Gender & Bankruptcy

Emma Caterine, a 2018 graduate of CUNY Law School, has posted to SSRN her article A Fresh Start for a Women’s Economy: Beyond Punitive Consumer Bankruptcy, 33 Berkeley J. of Gender, Law & Justice (2018). Here is the abstract: This … Continue reading

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State Legislature Watch: #Tampon Tax Repeal Bills Live in 13 States

In upcoming legislative sessions, state legislatures in these 13 states are poised to consider bills to repeal the sales tax on menstrual hygiene products: Arizona California Georgia Kentucky Maine Michigan Nebraska Ohio Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington West Virginia States that … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Online Petition: Not “Slactivism”

From TheConversation.com (here): Online petitions are often seen as a form of “slacktivism” – small acts that don’t require much commitment and are more about helping us feel good than effective activism. But the impacts of online petitions can stretch … Continue reading

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Kathy Stanchi (@kstanchi) from Temple Law to @UNLVLaw

Fab feminist Kathryn M. Stanchi, currently the Jack E. Feinberg ’57 Professor of Litigation and an Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Temple University Beasley School of Law, will be joining the faculty of the UNLV William … Continue reading

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Nello Restaurant in NYC Won’t Let Women Eat Alone at the Bar

Dining solo while female can get you banned from the bar.  I am not making this up. On a recent trip to Manhattan, [business executive Clementine Crawford] said she visited Nello for an early dinner and took her usual place … Continue reading

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Joshi on “Racial Indirection”

Yuraj Joshi (doctoral candidate and SSHRC fellow at Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article, “Racial Indirection,” forthcoming in the Davis Law Review. Here is the abstract: Racial indirection describes practices that produce racially disproportionate results without the … Continue reading

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CFP: “Law, the Body and Embodiment: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives,” Austl. Feminist L.J. @austfem

Dr.  Linda Roland Danil is guest-editing a special issue of the Australian Feminist Law Journal entitled: ‘Law, the Body and Embodiment: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives’ for the Australian Feminist Law Journal, Volume 46(1) 2020. Abstracts are due on March 31, … Continue reading

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Oñati Socio-Legal Series @IISJOnati Volume on “Comparative Socio-Legal Perspectives on Judicial Decision Making and Gender Justice”

In May, 2017, I participated in a fantastic international workshop at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Spain. The workshop brought together participants from the various international Feminist Judgments Projects. Collectively, these projects focus on rewriting … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem’s Career in Pictures + Essay by Rebecca Carroll @rebel19

The New York Times is featuring on its website various collections of curated historical photographs.  This week’s collection (here) includes an essay by Rebecca Carroll: “What I See: Gloria Steinem Shoulder to Shoulder with Women of Color.” Here is an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Women in Legal Ed Events at AALS in New Orleans

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education has some great programs planned for the 2019 Annual Meeting: Thursday, January 3 10:30-12:15 Co-Sponsoring with the Section on Agricultural and Food Law: Worker Justice in the Food System. Friday, January 4 … Continue reading

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Ohio House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Tampon Tax

Today the Ohio House of Representatives voted 84-1 to eliminate the state sales tax on menstrual hygiene products.  House Bill 545, a larger tax bill, had significant bipartisan support. The bill included the exemption for menstrual hygiene products contained in … Continue reading

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CFP: 21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College – Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression

Call for Proposals 21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College The Struggle Continues: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender-Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression Friday-Saturday March 1-2, 2019 Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY (20 Minutes North of … Continue reading

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Visiting Positions at IU-McKinney

From colleagues at IU-McKinney: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hiring visitors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please forward to anyone who may be interested. Please see the announcement below: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School … Continue reading

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Equality Law Scholars’ Forum at UC Davis Law, Nov. 16-17, 2018

The second annual Equality  Law Scholars’ Forum kicks off at UC Davis tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to being one of the commentators on a fantastic set of papers. Here are some details: Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum Friday, November … Continue reading

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Schlesinger Library Grants Galore!

From the FLP mailbox: SCHLESINGER LIBRARY GRANTS The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants. The library’s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Law Review Online Symposium on “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court”

The Notre Dame Law Review Online has published a Symposium featuring several essays relating to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger & Bridget J. Crawford eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016).  … Continue reading

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Detroit Mercy Symposium CFP: Women and the Law

From the FLP mailbox: 2019 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium: Women and the Law Call for Papers and Presentations Deadline: November 9, 2018 The Law Review at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will be hosting its 103rd annual … Continue reading

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Recent Gender-Related Scholarship: Faith Jackson & Edieth Wu

Feminist Law Profs Faith Jackson and Edieth Wu (Texas Southern University) have published two articles that address aspects of discrimination in legal education: Must We Deploy Drones in the Twenty-first Century to Target Under the Radar Discrimination Against Minority Women at … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Marketplace, in a “Go Girl” Friendly Wrapper

I am a tax lawyer.  I spend much of my academic time thinking about wealth and its opposites.  I read Forbes.  I read the Forbes 100 list. In short: I’m inclined to be curious about articles that cover the marketplace, broadly … Continue reading

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CFP: Special Edition of “Laws” Edited by Margaret

Professor Margaret Thornton (Australia National University) will be guest-editing a special edition of the journal Laws, the international, peer-reviewed open-access journal published by MDPI (based on Basel, Switzerland). Here is the CFP: The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight … Continue reading

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Female Law Professors’ Letter to Senators re Kavanaugh Nomination

A group of female law professors have drafted a letter to the Senate expressing concern over the Kavanaugh appointment.  The letter has been covered by the (UK) Guardian here.  The full text of the letter is as follows: Dear Senators: … Continue reading

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Judge Kavanaugh

Feminist Law Prof Vernellia Randall (Dayton) has filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit an ethics complaint against Judge Kavanaugh on the grounds that his partisan statements and his behavior before Congress call … Continue reading

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Law Professors’ Letter on Kavanaugh’s “Judicial Temperament”

The Huffington Post features a short write-up of the letter signed by over 500 law professors expressing concern about Judge Kavanaugh’s lack of judicial temperament.  Here is an except of the HuffPo piece. More than 500 law professors from nearly … Continue reading

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Murray on “Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her article “FEMA Has Been a Nightmare”: Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico, forthcoming in the Willamette Law Review.  Here is the abstract: The continuing disaster in Puerto Rico, caused by the … Continue reading

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Irina Manta on “Tinder Lies”

Irina Manta (Hofstra) has posted to SSRN her article Tinder Lies, forthcoming in the Wake Forest Law Review (2019).  Here is the abstract: The rise of Internet dating — in recent years especially through the use of mobile-based apps such … Continue reading

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