Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

CFP: Class Crits – The New Corporatocracy and Election 2016

From the FLP mailbox: ClassCrits IX The New Corporatocracy and Election 2016 Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law and The Loyola University Chicago Business Law Center Chicago IL * October 21-22, 2016 Call For Papers and Participation We … Continue reading

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Signatories Sought for Faculty Against Rape’s Response to the AAUP Draft Report on Title IX

Kathryn Pogin has drafted a response to the AAUP’s report on Title IX to be submitted on behalf of Faculty Against Rape.  The group is seeking additional signatories to its letter, here, excerpted below.  You can add your signature here.  … Continue reading

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The Geography of Campus Rape and the Vulnerability of First-Year College Students

Over at The Conversation, Andrea Curcio (Georgia State) writes about What Schools Don’t Tell You About Campus Sexual Assault. Here is an excerpt: Throughout the summer before my daughter left for college, I repeatedly warned her: never put a glass … Continue reading

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Gap Between Ideas of Susan Sontag and Adrienne Rich

Interesting essay by journalist Michelle Dean in the New Republic, here. An excerpt: I learned as I suspected that the gap between Rich and Sontag was not so very wide as it looked. In Sontag’s archive at the University of … Continue reading

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Because We Want to Think Gamete Providers are Being Generous, Not Making Money

Over at Role Reboot, there is a sweet essay by writer Allison Barrett Carter, “To the Donor Who Made Me an Aunt.” The essay is written in the form of a letter to the man who provided the sperm necessary … Continue reading

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CFP: October 2016 Akron Constitutional Law Center Conference Featuring Feminist Legal Scholarship

Bumping to the front in anticipation of April 15 deadline.  The conference organizers invite paper presentations on a variety of topics related to gender and the law, feminist legal theory and equality issues. ————————————————————- THE U.S. FEMINIST JUDGMENTS PROJECT: REWRITING … Continue reading

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A Professor’s Decision to Write About His Rape

R.M. Douglas (Colgate, History) writes in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education (here) about his forthcoming book, On Being Raped. Professor Douglas is a rape survivor. He writes about how his decision to go public with his story may  impact his … Continue reading

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Law Student Scholarship: M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

From the FLP mailbox: The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. … Continue reading

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Egg Freezing in Three Easy Steps?

The folks at motherboard.com report here on a London pop-up shop called “Timeless.” It looks like a beauty-product store but is designed to inspire conversations about female fertility and egg freezing. Here’s how the article describes the shop: The Timeless … Continue reading

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Studies in Law, Politics, and Society: Special Feminist Legal Theory Issue

A new issue of the interdisciplinary journal Studies in Law, Politics, & Society is devoted to feminist legal theory. Here’s an excerpt from the Intro: Half a century after the beginning of the second wave, feminist legal theorists are still … Continue reading

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Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions – Potential Cases

bumping to the front; February 29 deadline Cases that applicants to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions may wish to consider (not an exhaustive list; all tax-related cases are appropriate for rewriting): U.S. v. Rickert, 188 U.S. 432 (1903) (tribal trust … Continue reading

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Robson on “The Legacy of Antonin Scalia: Don’t Mourn, Organize”

Feminist Law Prof Ruthann Robson (CUNY) has published “The Legacy of Antonin Scalia: Don’t Mourn, Organize” over at the Women’s Review of Books.  Here is an excerpt: With the unanticipated death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, the United … Continue reading

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CFP: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project: Rewriting the Law, Writing the Future

THE U.S. FEMINIST JUDGMENTS PROJECT: REWRITING THE LAW, WRITING THE FUTURE Call for Papers and Presentations Deadline April 15, 2016 We are seeking proposals for papers to be presented during the U. S. Feminist Judgments Project conference October 20-21, 2016 … Continue reading

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Call for Contributions – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on those opinions for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions. This edited volume, to be published by Cambridge University Press, is part of a … Continue reading

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Tait on “The Return of Coverture”

Allison Anna Tait (Richmond) has posted to SSRN her essay, The Return of Coverture, 114 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions (2016).  Here is the abstract: Once, the notion that husbands and wives were equal partners in marriage seemed outlandish and … Continue reading

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Strategic Deployment of a Black Female Attorney in the Bill Cosby Case

In this piece on NPR, Feminist Law Prof Lolita Buckner Inniss (Cleveland-Marshall) comments on Bill Cosby’s decision to hire Monique Pressley as his attorney: The decision to hire her is also strategic, says Buckner Inniss. “Her gender and her race … Continue reading

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Teaching Evaluations as Windows Into Gender Bias

From Inside Higher Ed: There’s mounting evidence suggesting that student evaluations of teaching are unreliable. But are these evaluations, commonly referred to as SET, so bad that they’re actually better at gauging students’ gender bias and grade expectations than they … Continue reading

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“How I Learned to Stop Writing for Old White Men”

That’s the title of this op-ed by Claire Vaye Watkins that appeared in the LA Times last month.  Here’s an excerpt: I’ve watched boys play drums, guitar, sing, watched them play football, baseball, soccer, pool, “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Magic: … Continue reading

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Winner of AALS Scholarly Papers Competition Announced

From the AALS, here: 2016 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition for law school faculty members who have been teaching for five years or less. The competition’s selection committee chose Jill M. Fraley, associate professor at Washington and Lee School of Law … Continue reading

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Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence, Jan. 6, 2016

Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Skadden Conference Center, Fordham Law School Sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), the Legal Writing, … Continue reading

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Why I Love(d) Barbie, Summarized in this Ad

Feminists have made trenchant critiques of the Barbie doll.  I appreciate those critiques on an intellectual level, but the critiques never resonated on an emotional level, precisely because Barbie was an imagination gateway for me (mine read Ms. Magazine and … Continue reading

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Southern University Law Center Seeks New Law Chancellor

The Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is searching for a new law chancellor (what the school calls the dean).  The announcement is here.

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What Adults Don’t Understand About Teen Sexting

The local public radio station in New York City, WNYC, ran this interesting story about the teen sexting scandal in Colorado: Schools, Cops Take Notice as Teen Sexting Becomes New Norm: There are many thought-provoking ideas presented in the story.  … Continue reading

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Are You a Lawyer Who Has Had an Abortion? Your Story Needed

From the FLP mailbox, this request from the Center for Reproductive Rights: As you may know, the Center for Reproductive Rights has two cases that are being conferenced by SCOTUS this month involving challenges to restrictive abortion laws in Texas and Mississippi. We are … Continue reading

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Lisa Pruitt’s Impact on Major Genocide Conviction

The work of Lisa Pruitt (UC Davis) is the subject of this story in the Sacramento Bee about the importance of Professor Pruitt’s work to securing a genocide convinction against Rwandan mayor Jean-Paul Akayesu: Pruitt moved to London in her … Continue reading

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Aloni on Ending Tax Breaks for Marriage

Erez Aloni (Whittier) has published an op-ed in the (UK) Guardian, Married People Tend to be Wealthier, So Why Give Them Tax Breaks?  Here is an excerpt: If marriage is increasingly the preserve of those who are already better off, … Continue reading

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Harvard J. of Law & Gender Accepting Submissions

From the FLP mailbox: The Harvard Journal of Law & Gender is seeking to fill its Spring volume with one or two more pieces. To that end, we want to encourage people who have pieces ready, or nearly ready, to … Continue reading

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Research Grants at Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to its collections. Details: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham/grants The … Continue reading

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Michelle Anderson Stepping Down as CUNY Dean

Feminist Law Prof Michelle Anderson has announced that she will be stepping down as the Dean at CUNY Law School at the end of this academic year.  Here is an excerpt from the email she sent to the CUNY community: … Continue reading

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Save the Date: SNX-LatCrit on Theory, Culture and Law, May 19-21, 2016

From the FLP mailbox: The South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law (SNX) – LatCrit would like you to SAVE THE DATE for its 2016 Conference: Leading From The South: Politics Of Gender, Sex And Sexualities to be celebrated in … Continue reading

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Joshi, “The Respectable Dignity of Obergefell v. Hodges”

Yuvraj Joshi, the Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Yale Law School, has posted to SSRN his essay, The Respectable Dignity of Obergefell v. Hodges, forthcoming in the California Law Review’s Circuit (online publication).  Here is an … Continue reading

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Merle Weiner’s New Book: “A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law”

Cambridge University Press has published a new book by Merle Weiner (Oregon), A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law (2015).  Here is the description: Despite the fact that becoming a parent is a pivotal event, the birth or adoption of … Continue reading

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CFP: Joint Scholars and Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence

Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence January 6, 2016 Fordham Law School Sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section of the Association of … Continue reading

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Areheart on “Accommodating Pregnancy”

Bradley Areheart (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN his forthcoming article, Accommodating Pregnancy, __ Alabama Law Review __ (2016).  Here is the abstract: Courts have interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) not to affirmatively … Continue reading

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CFP: Applied Feminism Today

From colleagues at the University of Baltimore: The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Ninth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism Today.” The conference will be held … Continue reading

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CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network LSA Meeting 2016

From Jessica Clarke (Minnesota), Jill Hasday (Minnesota), Jessica Knouse (Toledo), Elizabeth Kukura (Temple), Seema Mohapatra (Barry), and Marc Spindelman (Ohio State): We write to invite you to participate in panels sponsored by the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at … Continue reading

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Hasday Op-Ed on Marital Rape

Jill Hasday (Minnesota) published an op-ed in today’s Washington Post: Donald Trump’s lawyer Was Right: In Some Places, Raping Your Wife is Still Treated Like a Minor Offense. Here is an excerpt. All states prosecute some forms of marital rape … Continue reading

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Feminist Legal Studies Seminar, June 2016

From the introduction to the most recent issue of Feminist Legal Studies, here: FLS will host an international and interdisciplinary seminar in London, UK, on 30 June and 1 July 2016 to consider the relationship between feminism, legality and knowledge. … Continue reading

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CFP: “New Directions in Poverty Law”

AALS Section on Poverty Law Call for Papers for 2016 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Poverty Law is seeking abstracts or drafts of papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY.  This year’s … Continue reading

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“Short Takes” by Signs

The feminist journal Signs has added an on-line feature called Short Takes.  Here’s the description: Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism is a new open-access, online-first feature of Signs that examines books that have shaped popular conversations about feminist issues. This new section will … Continue reading

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NY Gay Couple Not Married Couldn’t Have Been Divorced…Duh

A very strange case got some attention in the New York Law Journal this week.  New York County Surrogate Nora S. Anderson has (sensibly) ruled in the Matter of Leyton, 2013-4842/A/B, NYLJ 1202730202742, at *1 (Surr., NY, Decided June 16, … Continue reading

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Report on AALS Midyear Meeting Workshop on “Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law”

The AALS’s 2015 Midyear Meeting Workshop on “Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law” concluded Friday in Orlando.  It was one of the best substantive programs I have attended in many years.  The quality of the speakers was … Continue reading

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#LoveWins

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Photo by Stephen Melkiesthian.

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Cohen and Connon, “Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism”

David S. Cohen (Drexel) and Krysten Connon (J.D. 2012, Drexel University School of Law) have published Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press 2015).  Here is the publisher’s description: Abortion is a legal, common, … Continue reading

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CFP: Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Lavender Law® 2015 Chicago, IL August 5-7, 2015 Invitation and Call for Papers Entry-Level Market Forum for Junior Scholars Dear Friends and Colleagues, This year the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair will be held August 5-7, 2015 at the … Continue reading

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CFP: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law

AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law AALS Section on Women in Legal Education  Call For Papers  Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law The AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law is pleased to announce a Call … Continue reading

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On Consent: The Tea Analogy

From Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess (here), this lesson on consent: You say “hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go “omg fuck yes, I would fucking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!*” then you know they … Continue reading

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Corbin on “Intentional Discrimination in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her paper, Intentional Discrimination in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review.  Here is the abstract: In Town of Greece v. Galloway, the Supreme Court upheld a legislative prayer practice … Continue reading

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Female Ejaculation Explained, Poetry-Slam Style

The Association of College Unions International hosts a poetry slam each year.  The final rounds of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational was held March 25–28, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The final round featured this brilliant performance by … Continue reading

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