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Society for Menstrual Cycle Research “Extra! Extra! Menstruation Research Slam”

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) will host an online mini-conference on menstruation and reproductive health. The program is a showcase of rapid-fire 5 minute oral presentation delivered by SMCR early career researchers, graduate … Continue reading

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CFP: Applied Feminism and “The Big Idea” @UBaltLaw April 8, 2022

The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks paper proposals for the Thirteenth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  We hope you will join us for this exciting conference on Friday, April 8, 2022.  This year, … Continue reading

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DePaul Faculty Hiring Announcement

DePaul University College of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track position expected to begin July 1, 2022. We welcome applications from qualified candidates across all areas and specializations, but we have particular interest in the areas of … Continue reading

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Updated Guide for Submission of Law Review Articles to Specialty Law Reviews and Journals in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I have updated my “Information for Submitting to Specialty Law Reviews and Journals in Gender, Women & Sexuality.” The most recent version dated July 13, 2021 is here. The guide is modeled after the chart prepared by Professor Allen Rostron … Continue reading

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University of Mississippi School of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) Position Description University of Mississippi School of Law Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) Position Description The University of Mississippi School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2022. … Continue reading

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NCCU Faculty Hiring Announcement

North Carolina Central University School of Law is seeking to hire a lateral professor at the Associate or Full rank to serve as the inaugural Intel Technology and Social Equity Endowed Chair. The person hired will be expected to teach … Continue reading

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Detroit Mercy Faculty Hiring Announcement

Hiring Announcement University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Tenure-Track Faculty Positions for 2022-2023 University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is seeking two to three entry-level, tenure-track faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our primary hiring needs are in … Continue reading

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Seton Hall Faculty Hiring Announcement

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2022. Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. Candidates should demonstrate (i) scholarly promise, (ii) the ability or … Continue reading

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Spindelman on “Bostock’s Paradox: Textualism, Legal Justice, and the Constitution”

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has posted to SSRN his article Bostock‘s Paradox: Textualism, Legal Justice, and the Constitution, 69 Buffalo Law Review 553 (2021). Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia—recognizing that anti-gay … Continue reading

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@UCDavisLaw Faculty Hiring Announcement: Torts, Civ Pro, IP, Evidence, Business Law

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and experienced candidates for two positions to begin July 1, 2022. Our hiring needs are flexible, but we have especially strong needs in torts, civil procedure, intellectual property, … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislature Passes “Menstrual Dignity Act”

Oregon HB 3294, the Menstrual Dignity Act, passed both houses of the state legislature and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. The bill provides access to free menstrual products in schools. There’s a short, easy-to-read description of the … Continue reading

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@GonzagaLaw Hiring Announcement

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW in Spokane, WA seeks applicants for up to three entry-level full-time tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2022. Our curricular needs include a variety of first-year, required, and elective courses, including Civil … Continue reading

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Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award: Call for Submissions @HaubLawatPace

Bumping to the front for July 1, 2021 deadline. Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University  Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award: Call for Submissions The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce the competition for … Continue reading

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Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Reproductive Health Rights, Tourism and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Africa

About the Book Following a global sharp decline in inter country adoption which has drawn a lot of attention to Africa, reproductive tourism with the use of assisted technologies is gradually on the increase and attention is gradually shifting to … Continue reading

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Final Line-Up for @USFemJudgments 2021 Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series

The 2021 Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series kicked off one week ago with a panel discussion chaired by Martha Fineman (Emory), “Reflections on the History and Beginnings of Feminist Legal Theory.” The final line-up of speakers for the remainder of … Continue reading

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Free Period Products Coming to Public Bathrooms in Santa Clara County, California

In March, the Santa Clara (California) County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to stock half of all public restrooms in county facilities. News coverage here and here. Students at Stanford are now calling on their University to follow suit. See … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong (or Right) About Workplace Menstrual Leave Policies

From the University of Sydney, this news of a working group studying workplace menstrual leave policies: [R]esearchers found in a forthcoming paper that 17 countries have implemented or are considering menstrual policies, with Australian businesses leading the way. “Despite this … Continue reading

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Michoacán, Mexico Makes Menstrual Products Free Schools and Requires Menstruation-Related Education

Earlier this year Michoacán became the first state in Mexico to require schools to provide free menstrual products to students and to require menstruation-related education in schools.  The original legislative proposal is here (in Spanish). Additional news coverage is here … Continue reading

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Uruguay’s VAT on Menstrual Products is a Form of Gender Discrimination

Erika Johanna Lara-Vargas has published El Impuesto de Valor Agregado (IVA) en los productos de gestión menstrual en Uruguay: políticas públicas “neutras” al género vs feminismo estatal, in Revista Límbica Vol. II Núm. 2 (2021), ISSN 2718-7241.  Here’s the English-language … Continue reading

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McClain & Hacker on “Liberal Feminist Jurisprudence: Foundational, Enduring, Adaptive”

Linda McClain (BU) and Brittany Hacker (BU JD ’20) have posted to SSRN a working paper version of their chapter, Liberal Feminist Jurisprudence: Foundational, Enduring, Adaptive, in Oxford Handbook of Feminism and Law in the United States  (Martha Chamallas, Deborah … Continue reading

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Free Period Products to be Available in Nevada Public Schools

This just in: Nevada has passed legislation to make menstrual products available in some Nevada public and charter schools. Nevada AB224 puts responsibility on the school district (in the case of a public school) or the school’s governing body (of … Continue reading

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Period Poverty, Menstrual Equity, Menstrual Justice, or Menstrual Health: Naming the Norms That Legal Scholars Seek

If 2015 was the “Year the Period Went Public,” maybe we’re now in the period period,  catamenial decennary, or menstrual age. Whatever words we use, it’s undeniable that menstruation-related issues have gained new traction in public discourse, academic scholarship, workplaces, … Continue reading

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Pre-Register to Attend Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series-First Session 6/2

2021 Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series kicks off one week today, on June 2, 2021 with a panel discussion chaired by Martha Fineman (Emory), “Reflections on the History and Beginnings of Feminist Legal Theory.” If you’d like to attend any … Continue reading

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CFP: Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

As the Associate Executive Editor of Articles for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law, I am delighted to inform you we are currently accepting article submissions for publication in our upcoming issues. The latest Washington and Lee Law Review rankings list the … Continue reading

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What’s New in FemTech? You Can Find Out for $4,950

A market research company owned by Berkshire Hathaway has published a report called The COVID-19 Pandemic and a Rising Focus on Women’s Untapped Healthcare Needs are Transforming the Global Femtech Solutions Industry. To learn all about this, one needs only … Continue reading

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Findings from the “State of the Period 2021” Report

Thinx and PERIOD, a non-profit menstrual equity organization, has issued its State of the Period 2021 report. This follows up on a similar report issued in 2019. Here are some salient findings, all of which are direct quotes from the … Continue reading

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CFP: International Criminal Courts Feminist Judgments Project

Professor Louise Chappell (UNSW, Sydney), Dr Rosemary Grey (University of Sydney) and Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (University of Newcastle, Australia) are inviting expressions of interest for contributions to the first book on the International Criminal Court (ICC) using a feminist judgments methodology, tentatively titled: … Continue reading

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2021 Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series: Call for Participants, Presenters and Papers

Call for Presenters, Papers and Participants: Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series Panels, Half-Baked Ideas + Junior Scholar Paper Presentations The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project is pleased to announce its 2021 Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series. The series is co-sponsored by … Continue reading

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CFP: Law, Gender & Sexuality: Reflections on “Thinking” and “Doing” Feminist Research

Open Call for papers for special issue of Society & Social Change ‘Law, Gender and Sexuality: Reflections on “Thinking” and “Doing” Feminist Research’ Editors Dr Anna Carline and Dr Sharron A. FitzGerald This special issue launches Society & Social Change … Continue reading

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Origins of “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” (Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, April 2021)

On April 9-10, 2021, the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law hosted a virtual symposium, “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation.” The symposium’s title is inspired by Judy Blume’s young adult classic, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret … Continue reading

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Lolita Buckner Inniss to Become Dean at Colorado Law

Feminist Law Prof Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU) will become Dean at Colorado Law, effective July 1, 2021. Here is an excerpt from Colorado’s announcement: “Professor Inniss impressed many constituents in our campus community, including the search committee and me, with … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Tax Review CFP: “Teaching Tax Law”

Pittsburgh Tax Review Call for Papers: Teaching Tax Law Spring 2022 Special Issue In the second issue of its 19th volume, the Pittsburgh Tax Review will publish a series of contributions addressing the teaching of tax law. The aim of … Continue reading

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14 Companion Essays to #AreYouThereLaw Symposium @ColumbiaJGL on Menstruation and Law

On April 9-10, 2021, the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law hosted the symposium Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation, a two-day program that featured over 40 participants. The symposium included  a keynote address by Congresswoman Grace Meng and … Continue reading

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Pre-Register for @ColumbiaJGL Symposium “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” April 9-10, 2021 #areyoutherelaw

The Columbia Journal of Gender & Law is hosting a virtual symposium called, “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” on April 9-10, 2021. The event is free and open to the public (pre-registration required here). Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) … Continue reading

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

Last year, we had to cancel our two-day, in-person Spring 2020 Equality Law Scholars’ Forum scheduled at the University of San Francisco Law School (we held a small feedback session virtually for several junior scholars in Fall 2020), but we’re … Continue reading

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Title IX’s Prohibition of Discrimination “on the Basis of Sex” Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

In an anticipated (but not surprising) memorandum, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, has issued guidance (here) to federal agencies on the applicability of Bostock v. Clayton County, 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020) to Title IX. Here is … Continue reading

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Highlights of 37 Years of the Feminist Legal Theory Project

The latest newsletter (here) of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Project at Emory University, spearheaded by Martha Fineman, highlights many of the contributions made over the last 37 years by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project.  The Feminism and … Continue reading

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The SPOT Period: Philadelphia Non-Profit’s “Menstrual Hub” Addresses Period Poverty — It’s an Actual Building!

In February, 2021, the nonprofit organization No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit, Inc., founded by Lynette Medley, opened The SPOT Period, a physical gathering place that offers free menstrual products, menstruation-related counseling and education, a computer lab with three machines.  … Continue reading

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Menstrual Equity Advocate Dana Brooks Named One of “25 Women You Need to Know” by Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper

Florida attorney Dana Brooks has been named as one of the “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat (here). Here is an excerpt from the Tallahassee paper’s profile: Brooks began her career in clinical social work, but … Continue reading

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Gov’t in New South Wales, Australia to Provide Free Menstrual Products in 30 Schools

The government in New South Wales, Australia has announced a pilot program to provide free menstrual products in 30 government schools. Here is an excerpt from the government press release: Free menstrual hygiene products will be available to students in … Continue reading

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@TouroLawCenter Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity Symposium on “The Evolution of Gender Equity” April 7, 2021

On April 7, 2021, the Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at Touro Law Center will present a program on “The Evolution of Gender Equity.” The program runs 4-6pm and features Professors Victoria Haneman (Creighton) Sital Kilantry (Cornell), as well … Continue reading

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Motherhood and the Law Symposium at Louisville Law School – April 9, 2020

Louisville Law School will sponsor a half-day symposium on April 9, 2021. Here is the program description: The Motherhood and the Law half-day Symposium will highlight the life challenges and career hurdles faced by women and femme lawyers as they … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Seeks Visitors for 2021-2022 AY or Spring 2022

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for one or more visitors to teach during the 2021-22 academic year or the Spring 2022 semester. Among the courses that … Continue reading

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Tristin Green on “Spatial Features and Discrimination” – New Employment Law Article

Tristin Green (USF) has recently posted to SSRN her article I’ll See You at Work: Spatial Features and Discrimination, UC Davis Law Review (forthcoming 2021). Here is the abstract: We increasingly talk about HR practices and work cultures as mechanisms … Continue reading

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A New Environmentally-Friendly Banana Fiber Menstrual Pad Coming to a Store Near You?

India-based researchers Krishnashree Achuthan, Sharanya Muthupalani, Vysakh Kani Kolil, Anju Bist, Krishna Sreesuthan & Aswathy Sreedevi have published the results of their study: A Novel Banana Fiber Pad for Menstrual Hygiene in India: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study, 21 BMC … Continue reading

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Steele on “Protecting Protected Activity”

Daiquiri Steele (Tulane) has published Protecting Protected Activity, 95 Washington L. Rev. 1891 (2020).  Here is an abstract: The United States Supreme Court recently rolled back protections in employment retaliation cases by requiring plaintiffs to prove that their protected activity … Continue reading

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Symposium Schedule for “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” @ColumbiaJGL 4/9-4/10

The Columbia Journal for Gender & Law has posted here the full schedule for the Symposium “Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” to be held on April 9-10, 2021 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the … Continue reading

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Advancing Women’s Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress: March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021 1pm EST   Advancing Women’s Equality: What’s Next?   REGISTER: http://bit.ly/lunchfireside   About this Event This program concludes a four-part 2021 series: Advancing Women’s Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress. In this series, we address women’s … Continue reading

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Yale Law Journal CFP: Law of the Territories

The Yale Law Journal invites submissions on the Law of the Territories, covering the broad range of local, federal, and international issues arising out of and affecting the U.S. territories and their people, for Volume 131’s Special Issue. The deadline for … Continue reading

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University of San Francisco School of Law Seeks Visitors for 2021-2022

The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking applicants for one or more Visiting Professorships for the 2021-2022 academic year. USF Law welcomes outstanding candidates in contracts, criminal law and procedure, torts, and tax. In serving one of … Continue reading

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