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A Podcast Of Interest! Lady Justice Law @LadyJusticePodc

Lady Justice Law is a unique podcast that features four women state supreme court justices: Justices Eva Guzman (TX), Bridget McCormack (MI), Beth Walker (WV), & Rhonda Wood (AR). Check it out!

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Are There Differences Between the Female Brain and the Male Brain? After More Than a Hundred Years of Testing, Scientists Still Can’t Tell @TheConversationUS

Read more in this article by Ari Berkowitz, for the Conversation.

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Thomas on The Jurisprudence of the First Woman Judge, Florence Allen: Challenging the Myth of Women Judging Differently @ProfTracyThomas

Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law, is publishing The Jurisprudence of the First Woman Judge, Florence Allen: Challenging the Myth of Women Judging Differently, in volume 27 of the William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender & … Continue reading

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Maritza Reyes on Lessons in Public Advocacy and Self-Defense: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responded to Representative Ted Yoho’s Reported “Fucking Bitch” and Other Sexist Epithets

I urge all of you to watch and listen to what U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in the public record (on July 23, 2020) in the U.S. Congress about reportedly being called a “fucking bitch” and other epithets often hurled … Continue reading

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Johnson on Lessons Learned From the Suffrage Movement

Margaret E Johnson, University of Baltimore School of Law, has published Lessons Learned From the Suffrage Movement at 2 Maryland Bar Journal 115 (2020). Here is the abstract. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth … Continue reading

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Kathleen Kim and Yxta Maya Murray, Advice & Consent: A Play in One Act (2019) @murrayyxta

Kathleen Kim, and Yxta Maya Murray, both of the Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, have published Advice & Consent: A Play in One Act as Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-19. Here is the abstract. On September … Continue reading

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Katz on Nellie G. Robinson and Women’s Right to Hold Public Office in Ohio @elizabethdkatz

Elizabeth D. Katz, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law, is publishing ‘A Woman Stumps Her State’: Nellie G. Robinson and Women’s Right to Hold Public Office in Ohio, in volume 53 of the Akron Law Review (2020). Here is … Continue reading

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Call For Nominations: WILIG Scholarship Prize

The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. Although scholars have utilized gender and feminist analyses in international law for at least a quarter of a … Continue reading

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Dembroff, Kohler-Hausmann, and Sugarman on What Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Teach Us About Sex and Causes

Robin Dembroff, Issa Kohler-Hausmann, and Elise Sugarman, all of Yale University, are publishing What Taylor Swift and Beyonce Teach Us About Sex and Causes in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract.   In the consolidated cases … Continue reading

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University of Baltimore Feminist Legal Theory Conference Rescheduled

The University of Baltimore’s Center on Applied Feminism 12th Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Applied Feminism and Privacy, originally scheduled for April 2-3, 2020, is now scheduled for October 15-16, 2020. Professors Margaret Johnson and Michele Gilman, Co-Directors, Center on Applied … Continue reading

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McCrudden on Gender-Based Positive Action in Employment in Europe

Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, has published Gender-Based Positive Action in Employment in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Legal and Policy Approaches in the EU and EEA. Here is the abstract. This report considers the use of … Continue reading

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LSU Law Center: Visiting Position Open 2020-2021 for Academic Year, or Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Semester

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a visiting professor for the 2020-21 academic year or for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 in the following areas: federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and evidence. Applicants should … Continue reading

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Dargis on What the Movies Taught Me About Being a Woman @ManohlaDargis @nytimes

Manohla Dargis discusses film and its messages for female viewers, here, in a piece for the New York Times.

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Harming Women with Words: The Failure of Australian Law to Prohibit Gendered Hate Speech @latrobelaw

Tanya D’Souza, Supreme Court of Victoria, and Laura Griffin, Nicole Shackleton, and Danielle Watt, all of La Trobe Law School, have published Harming Women with Words: The Failure of Australian Law to Prohibit Gendered Hate Speech at 41 UNSW Law … Continue reading

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Women’s Court of Canada Act and Rules @IISJOnati

Melinda Buckley is publishing Women’s Court of Canada Act and Rules in the Oñati Socio-Legal Series. Here is the abstract in English and Spanish. English Abstract: This paper explores the issue of how a feminist court could operate through the … Continue reading

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Feldthusen on Justice Beverley Mclachlin: Canadian Tort Law’s Most Influential Judge

Bruce Feldthusen, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, is publishing Justice Beverley Mclachlin: Canadian Tort Law’s Most Influential Judge – Who Knew? in Common Law Controversies at the McLachlin Court, Vanessa Gruben, Graham Mayeda and Owen Rees, eds., UToronto Press, … Continue reading

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Judging Politeness At the SCT

Scholars Tonja Jacobi and Dylan Schweers have already examined the phenomenon of who interrupts whom among the Supreme Court Justices, noting that to a fairly large extent we can correlate interruptions during SCT oral arguments to sex  and seniority, for example. … Continue reading

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Tehranian on Copyright’s Male Gaze: Authorship and Inequality in a Panoptic World @SouthwesternLaw

John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School, is publishing Copyright’s Male Gaze: Authorship and Inequality in a Panoptic World in volume 41 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2018). Here is the abstract. When Erin Andrews found out that an … Continue reading

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Thomas on Leveling Down Gender Equality

Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law, is publishing Leveling Down Gender Equality in volume 42 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2018). Here is the abstract. The U.S. Supreme Court in Sessions v. Morales-Santana (2017) … Continue reading

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Tenzer on #MeToo, Statutory Rape Laws, and the Persistence of Gender @ProfLGTenzer

Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer, Pace University School of Law, has published #MeToo, Statutory Rape Laws, and the Persistence of Gender. Here is the abstract. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, feminists pushed for reform of statutory rape laws. At … Continue reading

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Drew On Limiting Criminal Law’s Influence on the Title IX Process @margaretbdrew

Margaret B. Drew, University of Massasschusetts School of Law, is publishing It’s Not Complicated: Limiting Criminal Law’s Influence on the Title IX Process in the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Here is the abstract. Title IX processes … Continue reading

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Medina on Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality @LOYNOLAW

M. Isabel Medina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, has published Silencing Talk about Race: Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality at 45 Hastings Const. L. Q. 47 (2017). Here is the abstract. In 2010, Arizona made … Continue reading

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Halder and Jaishankar on Celebrities and Cyber Crimes: An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet

Debarati Halder, Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling, and Karuppannan Jaishankar, Raksha Shakti University, have published Celebrities and Cyber Crimes; An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet. Here is the abstract.   With the advent of … Continue reading

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A Review of a New Book On the Movement To Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Linda Greenhouse reviews Marjorie J. Spruill’s new book Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics (Bloomsbury, 2017) here, for the New York Review of Books. 

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Kalantry on the French Veil Ban: A Transnational Legal Feminist Approach

Sital Kalantry, Cornell University Law School, is publishing The French Veil Ban: A Transnational Legal Feminist Approach in volume 46 of the University of Baltimore Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. After the gruesome terrorist attack that killed eighty-four … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality Continues: Japanese Princess Will Lose Her Status When She Marries Commoner

Japan’s Princess Mako will lose her status as royalty when she marries her fiance, Kei Komuro. Her aunt also lost her royal status when she married a non-royal twelve years ago. More here from the BBC.  More recently, another princess … Continue reading

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Leary on Affirmatively Replacing Rape Culture With Consent Culture

Mary Leary, CUA Columbus School of Law, has published Affirmatively Replacing Rape Culture with Consent Culture at 49 Texas Tech 1 (2016). Here is the abstract. The debate concerning affirmative consent consists of two camps: those who assert people must … Continue reading

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Feldman and Gill on Gender and Oral Argument at the U.S. Supreme Court @AdamSFeldman

Adam Feldman, Columbia University Law School and University of Southern California Political Science, and Rebecca D. Gill, University of Nevada, Law Vegas, have published Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments. Here is … Continue reading

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Nasty Women and the Rule of Law @woolleylaw

Alice Wooley, University of Calgary School of Law, and Elysa Darling are publishing Nasty Women and the Rule of Law in the University of San Francisco Law Review. Here is the abstract. Lawyer bashing is a robust and accepted social … Continue reading

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Vocally Fried: Stereotypes, Nonverbal Behavior, and Societal Bias Against Women Attorneys

Michael J. Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law, is publishing Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry: The Unseemly, Sexist Side of Nonverbal Persuasion in volume 13 of Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD (2016). Here is the abstract. In 2015, Naomi … Continue reading

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Now Also In the Name of the Mother

Italy’s constitutional court has ruled that parents may opt to give their children either the mother or the father’s surname, or both. The practice of automatically giving a child the father’s surname is a violation of the mother’s rights.  The … Continue reading

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Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femmes et Droit: Issue on Missing and Murdered Women Indigenous Women Conference/Symposium sur Meurtres et disparitions de femmes et de filles autochotones

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit Volume 28, Issue 2, August 2016 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Conference / Symposium sur Meurtres et disparitions de femmes et de filles autochotones   CJWL online – http://bit.ly/cjwl282 Project … Continue reading

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Swan on Title IX, the Criminal Law, and the Campus Sexual Assault Debate

Sarah Lynnda Swan, Columbia University Law School, is publishing Between Title IX and the Criminal Law: Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate in volume 64 of the the Kansas Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. In … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit

From the mailbox:   Appel à communications – édition spéciale dans la Revue femmes et droit Commémoration des travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette   La Revue femmes et droit sollicite des observations rédigées en français sur l’intersection des LGBTQ … Continue reading

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Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference: September 23-24, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND.   CSLSA is an … Continue reading

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Craig on the Failure To Interpret and Apply Canada’s Rape Shield Provision Properly

Elaine Craig, Dalhousie University School of Law, is publishing Section 276 Misconstrued: The Failure to Properly Interpret and Apply Canada’s Rape Shield Provisions in the Canadian Bar Review. Here is the abstract. Despite the vintage of Canada’s rape shield provisions … Continue reading

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MacLean, Verrelli, and Chambers on the Battered Woman Defense and the Canadian Supreme Court’s Ruling in R. v. Ryan

Jason MacLean, Lakehead University Faculty of Law, Nadia Verrelli, Laurentian University, and Lori Chambers, Lakehead University, are publishing Battered Women Under Duress: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Abandonment of Context and Purpose in R. v. Ryan in volume 28 of … Continue reading

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Craig & Woolley on Rape & Consent In Canadian Law

Elaine Craig, Assistant Professor of Law at Dalhousie University, and Alice Woolley, Professor of Law, University of Calgary, have contributed this important piece to the Globe and Mail. They analyze a recent Alberta Court of Appeal holding that rejects the … Continue reading

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Group Culture and Sexual Harassment In the Workplace

Marie McGregor, University of South Africa, has published Justifying Sexual Harassment Based on Culture? Never, Never, Never at 78 Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 121 (2015). Here is the abstract. This note focuses on UASA obo Zulu and Transnet Pipelines … Continue reading

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A New Blog Devoted To the History of Women Lawyers

Bari Burke, University of Montana School of Law, has launched a new blog, Montana’s Early Women Lawyers: Trail-Blazing, Big Sky Sisters-In-Law.  Each post focuses on an interesting (and unknown) story about a female lawyer from the past, which Professor Burke … Continue reading

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A Legislative History of Illegitimacy In British Columbia

Susan B. Boyd, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and Jennifer Flood, Thorsteinssons LLP, have published Illegitimacy in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia: A Legislative History. Here is the abstract. Over time, provincial legislation in Canada modified … Continue reading

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Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Rulings, 2015

Howard M. Wasserman, Florida International University College of Law, has published Crazy in Alabama: Judicial Process and the Last Stand Against Marriage Equality in the Land of George Wallace at 110 Northwestern University Law Review Online 201 (2015). Here is … Continue reading

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The Gendered Nature of Canada’s Witchcraft Law

Here’s an interesting piece on Canadian witchcraft law. Natasha Bakht, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Jordan Palmer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, have published Modern Law, Modern Hammers: Canada’s Witchcraft Provision as an Image of Persecution at … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Female Directors

From the Hollywood Reporter’s Jonathan Handel, a discussion of the ACLU’s call for an investigation of Hollywood’s “failure to hire” women directors and an analysis of how difficult such cases are to win.

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The Influence of the Internet, Social Norms, and Law On Girls and Young Women

Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, is publishing A Perfect Storm: How the Online Environment, Social Norms and Law Shape Girls’ Lives in eGirls eCitizens (Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves, eds; Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 2015). Here … Continue reading

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Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

Mae Kuykendall, Michigan State University College of Law, has published Marriage Goals and Government Interests: Handling Complexity, Apportioning Expertise, Using Federalism. Here is the abstract. This Article argues that the Supreme Court should require that all states recognize legal same-sex … Continue reading

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Harvard Law School Studies Its Grads: 1975 To Date

Bloomberg BNA is highlighting a new Harvard Law School study of its grads over the past 40 years. Findings? That: On the one hand, the number of women entering the profession has increased dramatically in recent decades, and women lawyers … Continue reading

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Frozen Embryos and the Canadian Legal Regime

Stefanie Carsley, McGill University Faculty of Law, has published Rethinking Canadian Legal Responses to Frozen Embryo Disputes at 29 Canadian Journal of Family Law 55 (2014). Here is the abstract. This article examines and critiques Canadian legal responses to disputes … Continue reading

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The Debate Over Provocative Dress

Jessica Wolfendale, West Virginia University, Philosophy Department, is publishing Provocative Dress and Sexual Responsibility in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. Here is the abstract. Numerous studies have found that many people believe that a provocatively dressed woman … Continue reading

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Secular Governments, Religious Courts, and Women’s Rights in Canada, the UK, and the US

Marie Ashe, Suffolk University Law School, and Anissa Helie, John Jay College of Criminal Jsutice, have published Realities of Religio-Legalism: Religious Courts and Women’s Rights in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States at 20 U. Cal.-Davis J. International … Continue reading

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