Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

On Teaching Torts with a Focus on Race and Racism @wrigginsmelaw

Jennifer Wriggins (Maine) has a post over here at the Race and the Law Prof Blog on Teaching Torts with a Focus on Race and Racism.

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Kids Are Always Welcome in My Law School Classes

Any student of mine is welcome to bring children to my class any time, no advance notice required.  Child care issues should not get in the way of attendance. We’ll work it out!  Kids have great perspectives on tax fairness, … Continue reading

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High School Students in Idaho Taking on the Tampon Tax – @MHS_Bobcats

Students at Madison High School in Idaho are taking on the tampon tax. The local newspaper, the Standard Journal, reported here that a group of seniors are proposing solutions as part of their “Project Citizen” work: Adeline Winn, Madison Jensen, … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: David S. Cohen & Carole Joffee, “Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America:

The University of California Press has published a new book, Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, by David S. Cohen (Drexel) and Carole Joffe (Sociology, UCSF).  Here is the publisher’s description: It seems unthinkable that … Continue reading

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Suffolk Law Seeks Spring 2021 Trusts & Estates Visitor

Suffolk University Law School in Boston is looking for a Spring 20201 visitor to teach Trusts & Estates.  Here is the info: Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a position as a Visiting Professor for the Spring … Continue reading

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CFP: Taxation and Gender Equality, Sept. 14-15, 2020

Taxation and Gender Equality Conference: Research Roundtable and Policy Program September 14-15, 2020 Deadline for Expressions of Interest: March 15, 2020 As the Organizers and members of the Academic Advisory Committee we are pleased to issue this Announcement and Call … Continue reading

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@PaceLawReview CFP: Reforms in the NY State Criminal Justice System

The Pace Law Review at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites submissions for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of “Game-changing Reforms in the NYS Criminal Justice System and How to Implement Them” to be held on … Continue reading

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@NWULRev Online Symposium on “The Common Law Inside the Female Body” by @BernsteinAnita

The Northwestern University Law Review Online has published a symposium issue devoted to Anita Bernstein’s book, The Common Law Inside the Female Body (Cambridge University Press 2019), including a response by Professor Bernstein.  Here is the publisher’s description of the … Continue reading

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Muriel Gold Senior Visiting Professorship at McGill University @mcgillu

MURIEL GOLD SENIOR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies McGill University 2020-2021   The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada invites applications for the position of Muriel Gold Visiting Professor. … Continue reading

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Feminist Scholarship in “Made At NYPL” Exhibit @nypl

I recently visited the New York Public Library to see the exhibit Made at NYPL, a celebration of “a small by representative sample of original works that were produced using the Library’s unique and extensive resources.”  Among the featured works … Continue reading

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Utah Poised to Repeal #Tampon Tax

Yesterday the Utah legislature passed a bill that will exempt from menstrual products (tampons, pads, etc.) from state sales tax.  Read more here.

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Johnson, Crawford & Waldman on “Title IX and Menstruation”

Margaret Johnson (Baltimore), Emily Waldman (Pace) and I have posted to SSRN our article Title IX and Menstruation, forthcoming next year in the Harvard J.L. & Gender.  Here is the abstract: “Oh no. Could I borrow a tampon or pad?” … Continue reading

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Research Travel Grants for Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives @Purdue Archives

From the Purdue University Archives:   The Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives at the Purdue University Archives announces Research Travel Grants for those planning to travel in order to use materials at the Purdue Archives in 2020. Grants of up … Continue reading

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Carbado & Harris on “Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory”

In June, 2019, Devon Carbado (UCLA) and Cheryl Harris (UCLA)  published an important essay, Intersectionality at 30: Mapping the Margins of Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 2193 (2019). It provides an excellent and nuanced understanding of … Continue reading

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Sex Inequality in the U.S. and French #Tax Laws

Mary Roche Waller (Michigan JD 2017) has published Sex Inequality in the United States and French Income Tax Filing Systems, 73 Tax Lawyer 207 (2019). Here is the abstract: This Article explains and compares the joint and family income taxation … Continue reading

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Constitutional Court of Colombia Invalidates Tax on Menstrual Hygiene Products, Requires Bogotá to Provide Supplies for Homeless Women

Mónica Arango Olaya (DPhil Student, Oxford) has a fantastic write-up of two recent decisions by the Colombian Constitutional Court: In late 2018, the Court adopted Decision C-117 of 2018, holding that a provision imposing 5% VAT tax on tampons and … Continue reading

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Goldblatt & Steele on “Inequality Related to Menstruation”

Beth Goldblatt (University of Technology Sydney) and Linda Steele (University of Technology Sydney) have published a new article, Bloody Unfair: Inequality Related to Menstruation – Considering the Role of Discrimination Law, 41 Sydney L. Rev. 293 (2019): Drawing on growing … Continue reading

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Creighton Law Seeks Tenured or Tenure-Track Director of Clinical Programs

From colleagues at Creighton: Creighton University School of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Clinical Programs. This position is tenured or tenure eligible.  Creighton University is a Jesuit university, and as such is committed to … Continue reading

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Schlessinger Library @RadInstitute Grants

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has a research grant program. The summer grant deadline is November 15, 2019. There are term-time grants, too. Check out the website for more info here.

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@UofELawSchool Edinburgh Appoints Laura Macgregor Chair of Scots Law – First Woman to Hold Same Chair Hume Did

From  The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland: Professor Laura Macgregor has been appointed to the Chair of Scots Law at Edinburgh Law School. The chair is the second oldest in Edinburgh Law School. Established in 1722, with Alexander … Continue reading

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@CarolineMCorbin on “The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her article The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism (Alabama Law Review, forthcoming).  Here is the abstract: Doug Jager, a band student of Native American ancestry, complained about the Christian prayers … Continue reading

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80% of Teens Report Missing Class Time or Knowing Someone Who Has Missed Class Time Because of Lack of Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products

The results of a Harris Insights & Analytics poll of 1000 teens ages 13-19, sponsored by Thinx and PERIOD, are here. Some of the salient findings: Two-thirds of teens have felt stress due to lack of access to period products. … Continue reading

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Period Poverty in the U.S.

Amarica Rafanelli  at Direct Relief hosted a podcast on the topic here. Here’s a summary of the program, which features Jennifer Weiss-Wolf of Period Equity: Pads and tampons are a simple necessity, yet women across America are going without them. … Continue reading

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UConn Dean’s Search

The University of Connecticut has announced the opening of the search for the next Dean of the School of Law.  The official announcement — together with information about applications and nominations as well as links to the position description — … Continue reading

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Joshi on “Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice”

Yuvraj Joshi (doctoral candidate, Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice, 2020 Wisc. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: What role does affirmative action play in transitioning toward a more just society? … Continue reading

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CFP – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law

DEADLINE: Friday November 1, 2019 The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and private contracts, and commentaries on rewritten opinions and contracts, for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law.  This edited volume … Continue reading

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Cook on “Johnny Appleseed: Citizenship Transmission Laws and a White Heteropatriarchal Property Right in Philandering, Sexual Exploitation, and Rape (the “Whp”) or Johnny and the Whp”

Blanche Bong Cook (Kentucky) has posted to SSRN her article, “Johnny Appleseed: Citizenship Transmission Laws and a White Heteropatriarchal Property Right in Philandering, Sexual Exploitation, and Rape (the “Whp”) or Johnny and the Whp, 31 Yale J. L. & Feminism … Continue reading

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Allen, Jackson & Harris on “The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline

Renée Nicole Allen (St. John’s), Alicia Jackson (FAMU), and DeShun Harris (Memphis) have posted to SSRN their article, The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Legal Education, U. Detroit Mercy L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019). Here is the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights @MiamiLawSchool

If you’ll be in Miami on October 15, 2019, please consider attending this lecture at the University of Miami School of Law: 8th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights Featuring: Catherine PowellProfessor of Law, Fordham University School of Law “Race, … Continue reading

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Why Are Two Naked Men the Logo for Law & Society Association Annual Meeting 2020? @law_soc

It is a rather curious graphic.  The LSA website provides only the information: “Logo design by: Joelle Grogan.”

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@BernsteinAnita to Receive 2020 William L. Prosser Award

Anita Bernstein, the Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, has been named as the recipient of the 2020 AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award.  The Prosser Award recognizes “outstanding contributions … Continue reading

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Deadline 9/20 Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network: CFP Law & Society 2020

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline this Friday, 9/20 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 … Continue reading

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Why Do Many Female Faculty Members (Rightfully) Insist on Being Called “Professor”?

The answer is that many women, especially women of color, women with non-traditional bodies, women who are young, women who are middle0aged, women who are old, women who speak with an accent, and gender non-conforming folks, to name a few, … Continue reading

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Add Yourself to the Law Professor Twitter Census Before 9/9

Here, if you’re a full-time law professor tweeting under your own name.  Details here.

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Updated Guide for Law Review Submission to Journals Specializing in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve updated the law review submission guide to 29 U.S.-based law reviews and journals classified under the subject “Gender, Women and Sexuality” by the Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings and the additional journals that contain the word “gender” in … Continue reading

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Updated Guide on Submissions to US Law Review Online Presences

I’ve updated 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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Is that Maya Angelou’s Poem in a NYT Crossword Clue? Yes!

From the New York Times Crossword for Saturday, August 17, 2019: 28 Down Clue: Classic poem with the lines “Did you want to see me broken? /Bowed head and lowered eyes? 28 Down Answer: STILL I RISE The text of … Continue reading

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Law Needs Feminism Because…Monash University Chapter

The fab feminists at Monash University Faculty of Law are hosting a #LawNeedsFeminism exhibition. The groups is releasing one photo a day via the group’s Facebook page here. Monash is also the home of the Feminist Legal Studies Group, co-convened … Continue reading

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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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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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