Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

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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Cleveland-Marshall Seeks to Hire Visiting Faculty for 2021-2022 Academic Year

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is hiring a Visiting Professor for the 2021-22 academic year, with expertise in one of the following areas: Health Law; Critical Race Theory; or Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.  For any questions, please contact the Hiring … Continue reading

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Yuvraj Joshi on “Racial Justice and Peace”

Yuvraj Joshi (Doctoral Candidate, SSHRC Fellow, ISPS Fellow, Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article Racial Justice and Peace, forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal (2022). Here is the abstract: The United States recently saw the largest racial … Continue reading

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Sarah Rajec & Andrew Gilden on “Patenting Pleasure”

Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec (William & Mary) and Andrew Gilden (Willamette) have posted to SSRN their working paper Patenting Pleasure. Here is the abstract: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted thousands of patents for inventions whose purpose … Continue reading

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Montclair (NJ) High School Students Prevented from Placing Donated Menstrual Products in School Restrooms

A couple of years ago, students at Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey began placing in school bathrooms various menstrual products they gathered through school-wide tampon and pad donation drives. By all accounts, the project seems to have been well-received by teachers … Continue reading

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Giorkaris & Pouliasi on “Tampon Taxes and Gender (In)Equality: The Cyprus Case Study”

Dr Ioannis P. Giokaris (University of Nicosia) and Maria Eleni Pouliasi (O.P. Jindal Global University) have published To Tax or Not to Tax? Tampon Taxes and Gender (In)Equality: The Cyprus Case Study, 21 Cyprus Rev. 257 (2020). Here is the … Continue reading

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Cornell Law School/London South Bank University Transnational Feminism Symposium Announcement 3/26/21

Cornell Law School and London South Bank University are hosting a global online conference on Friday, March 26, 2021, entitled  “Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory.” The central theme of this conference will focus on the legacies … Continue reading

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Request for Signatories on Petition Asking St. Andrews University (Scotland) Reverse Decision to Terminate Contract of Director of Institute for Gender Studies

The University of St. Andrews has decided to terminate the contract of Dr. Alison Duncan Kerr, director of its Institute for Gender Studies. Dr. Andrews was hired to establish the St. Andrews Institute for Gender Studies. But her contract position … Continue reading

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Making the Case of a Constitutional Right to Menstrual Products for Prisoners and Detainees: Flores v. City of New York (E.D. N.Y. Feb. 19, 2021)

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a ruling last week that plaintiff Jennifer Flores can move forward with her suit alleging violations of her constitutional rights by failing to provide her with access … Continue reading

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Michelle Wie West Pwns Guiliani & All Other Men Who Objectify Female Athletes (…& Rudy doesn’t know from “panties”)

Michelle Wie West, golfer extraordinaire and winner of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, was spot on in her response to disgusting comments by disgraced lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Michelle Wie West, you said it well! A reminder (yet again) to “fans” … Continue reading

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“Righting” and Rewriting: Reflections on Five Feminist Judgments Projects 2/22 @FemLegalStudies

On Monday, February 22, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law will sponsor a discussion, “Righting” and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects. Here … Continue reading

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Germany Lowers its #TamponTax but Still Discriminates

Following the model of online campaigns against the tampon tax in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the U.S., in March 2018, two German women launched a petition at Change.org urging “Die Periode ist kein Luxus – senken Sie die Tamponsteuer!” … Continue reading

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Michigan Governor Proposes Budget That Will Allow Repeal of State’s Tampon Tax

Back in August, the team over at Period Equity filed a class action law suit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s sales tax on menstrual products and seeking a refund (with interest) for prior taxes paid by approximately 2.4 million consumers. … Continue reading

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“Young Australian of the Year” Isobel Marshall Honored for Menstrual Equity Work

Every year in Australia, the non-profit (and government owned) National Australia Day Council gives several awards: Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero. The awards are meant to serve … Continue reading

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MacKinnon on “Weaponizing the First Amendment: An Equality Reading”

Catharine A. MacKinnon has published Weaponizing the First Amendment: An Equality Reading, 106 Va. L. Rev. 1223 (2020). Here is an abstract: This Article traces how and why the First Amendment has gone from a shield of the powerless to … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Colloquium on “Gender Equality Aspects Amid a Pandemic: Discussions on Tax Measures and Fiscal Policy”

The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Taxation and Fiscal Policy at the Copenhagen Business School is sponsoring a 9-part colloquium series featuring researchers from around the world. On February 17, 2021, the session is “Gender Equality Aspects Amid a Pandemic: Discussions … Continue reading

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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, “The Fight for Menstrual Equity Continues in 2021”

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (NYU Brennan Center and Period Equity) has published a new op-ed in Marie Claire. Here’s what she calls “the five menstrual equity policies we should commit to fighting for in 2021:” End the Tampon Tax Across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Visiting Professor/Associate Professor

The College of Law is seeking qualified applicants for a one-semester visit to be held at the University of Iowa College of Law during the academic year 2021-2022. Qualified applicants should be experienced law school professors with a record of … Continue reading

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Mitchell Hamline School of Law Seeks VAPs for 2021-2022

Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks entry-level candidates to join our growing, vibrant faculty as visiting assistant professors (VAPs) in July 2021. Appointment is for two years with an option to be considered for a one-year renewal. The VAP program … Continue reading

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Celebrating US Feminist Judgments Employment Discrimination + Essay on Bostock

Congratulations to Ann McGinley, Nicole Porter and all of the fantastic contributors on the publication of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions (Cambridge University Press 2020)! Separate and apart from the book, project participants Ann McGinley (UNLV), Nicole Porter (Toledo), … Continue reading

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#BlackTaxpayersMatter: Intersection of Race, Tax Systems, Laws and Enforcement

#BlackTaxpayersMatter: Intersection of Race, Tax Systems, Laws and Enforcement Date: Friday, February 5, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Format: Free non-CLE Webinar Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Human Rights, … Continue reading

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

I’ve updated this 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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@ColoLaw Names 4 Dean Finalists — All Women!

The four finalists for the deanship at Colorado Law are: Michèle Alexandre, dean and professor of law, Stetson University College of Law. Johanna Bond, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law. Lolita Buckner … Continue reading

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Tribute to Deborah Rhode by Joanna Grossman, Katharine Bartlett & Deborah Brake

Over at Verdict (here), Joanna Grossman (SMU), Kate Bartlett (Duke) and Debbie Brake (Pitt) have posted a beautiful tribute to their friend, colleague and co-author Deborah Rhode, who died earlier this month at the age of 68.  Professors Rhode, Grossman, … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye U.K Tampon Tax

Global Citizen has a good write-up here about the elimination of VAT on menstrual products, coincident with Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, as of January 1, 2021. Other than Ireland, all other EU countries impose a VAT on menstrual … Continue reading

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Remembering Deborah Rhode, 1952-2021

Stanford Law School has posted a wonderful tribute here. An excerpt follows: “Deborah was a pioneering woman on the Stanford faculty when she joined the law school in 1979. A beloved teacher and mentor to many, she will be missed by … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Florida A&M University College of Law Seeking Director of Legal Research and Writing

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing to administer and direct the College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Florida A&M University College of Law Seeking Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program to administer and direct the College of Law’s clinic and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Deborah Rhode

  Via colleagues at Stanford and elsewhere, we have received sad news of the passing of Professor Deborah Rhode.  Professor Rhode was a friend and mentor to so many feminist law professors and others. Here is information from her faculty … Continue reading

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Faculty Hiring Announcement – University of Dayton School of Law

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. Areas of particular need include contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax. Applicants must have a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Liz Schneider and Ben Liptzin!

Today’s New York Times has a lovely wedding announcement/profile of Liz Schneider (Brooklyn Law) and Dr. Benjamin Liptzin. Here is an excerpt: “Never in my life did I imagine until I met Ben, I could meet someone I had so … Continue reading

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