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University of Baltimore School of Law Seventh Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND HEALTH” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Seventh Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Health.” The conference will be … Continue reading

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University of Baltimore School of Law’s Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

The sixth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference will be hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, at the school. Featuring a series of workshops and a keynote address, this year’s conference will … Continue reading

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Call for Papers–University of Baltimore School of Law Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND FAMILIES” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Families.” The conference will be … Continue reading

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A Different Take on VAWA Reauthorization

Republican recalcitrance around the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has been in the news for the last few days. Unwilling to endorse provisions that would guarantee services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people subjected to abuse and … Continue reading

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Would A Women In Penn State’s Athletic Administration Have Made a Difference?

Would the presence of a woman in the leadership of Penn State’s athletic program administration have made a difference in the still-unfolding sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the campus? Dionne Koller, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School … Continue reading

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Dean Search–University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The University of Baltimore School of Law is a vibrant, urban law school that is deeply engaged in the local, state, national … Continue reading

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Abstracts due–University of Baltimore School of Law Fifth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

Abstract submissions for the University of Baltimore’s Fifth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Applied Feminism and Democracy, are due Friday, October 14. The call for papers is here.

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CALL FOR PAPERS The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Fifth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Democracy.” For more information about the conference, please visit … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison to Keynote UB Feminism Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS — KEYNOTE SPEAKER TONI MORRISON The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Fourth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applying Feminism Globally.” We are thrilled to … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference at UB–DATE CHANGED

CALL FOR PAPERS – NEW DATE The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Fourth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applying Feminism Globally.” The conference date has changed from … Continue reading

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Above the Law asks whether women in the law need thicker skins

 As I read this post from Above the Law, I found myself thinking about Professor Felice Batlan and the law students from Chicago-Kent who presented their study, Not Our Mother’s Law Students?: A Feminist Study of Women’s Experiences in Law … Continue reading

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Hide That Tramp Stamp!

A friend recently told me about a panel at her law school, where judges admonished young female attorneys about wearing inappropriate clothing and groused about attorneys who let their “tramp stamps” show.  The judges were women, by the way…I thought … Continue reading

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“Intentional or Knowing” Miscarriage is Criminal Homicide in Utah

Utah has joined Delaware and New York in criminalizing intentionally or knowingly caused miscarriages after a 17 year old girl asked someone to beat her until she miscarried.  The link, from Jezebel, is here.  Perhaps another option might have been … Continue reading

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Save the Date–UB’s Third Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference March 4-5, 2010

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism will host its Third Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference on March 4-5, 2010. The theme of this year’s conference is Applied Feminism and Marginalized Communities. A full conference schedule … Continue reading

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New Law in Afghanistan Allows Men to Deny Food to Wives Who Refuse Sex–oh, and there’s good news in rape law as well

1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for? (Thanks to Country Joe and the Fish).  Apparently, for the rights of Afghan men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to fulfill their husbands’ sexual requests; for laws … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Redux–Is Regina Benjamin Too Fat to Be Surgeon General?

Just as Judge Sotomayor was pilloried for her appearance, questions about whether Dr. Regina Benjamin is too fat for public office have begun to circulate.  An analysis of this really troubling trend here.  And yes, I get that the Surgeon … Continue reading

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Call for Papers–University of Baltimore School of Law Third Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Third Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.   This year’s theme is: Applied Feminism and Marginalized Communities. This conference seeks to explore the following questions:   … Continue reading

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Lesbians, Short Haired Women Segregated in Virginia Prison

Here. -Leigh Goodmark

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Sarah Palin in Seneca Falls

Ugh.  Enjoy the great many cringe-worthy moments in this article about Sarah Palin’s recent trip to feminist landmarks in upstate New York here. -Leigh Goodmark

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Audacious Man

At the University of Baltimore’s second annual  Feminist Legal Theory conference in March 2009, Mae Quinn, Jennifer Hendricks and Karla McKanders did a fantastic workshop on creating space for feminist scholarship.  They encouraged all of us to be audacious (in … Continue reading

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You can’t make this stuff up–G. Gordon Liddy on Sotomayor

G. Gordon Liddy’s take on Judge Sotomayor–including his fear for the country should she deliberate while menstruating– here. –Leigh Goodmark

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Just When You Thought They Couldn’t Be Stupider–Tancredo on Sotomayor and La Raza

Apparently, Tom Tancredo was disappointed that he hadn’t thought up the criticism about Judge Sotomayor’s love for Puerto Rican food, and went one better, referring to the National Council of La Raza as the KKK without nooses or hoods.  See … Continue reading

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Your Feel-Good Feminist Moment…

…courtesy of the Washington Post here.  13 year old girl wins Scripps National Spelling Bee.  I’m hoping that the Post headline refers to the boy who came in second rather than the girl who came in first simply because he’s … Continue reading

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Of Pigs’ Feet and Precedent…

Will Judge Sotomayor’s love of Puerto Rican food cause her to rule against white, male firefighters (for instance)?  Thoughts from the increasingly desperate Republican party here.   –Leigh Goodmark

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So it’s feminism that’s making me unhappy–who knew?

Your headslap moment of the day, courtesy of Ross Douthat and the New York Times,  here.   –Leigh Goodmark

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Does Becoming a Father Make You a Feminist?

New research from Britain (here) suggests a strong correlation between having a daughter and holding feminist views, particularly for fathers.  While this may have been slow in coming for my own father, who only recently stopped (at my urging) referring … Continue reading

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Book review: Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law

Nancy Polikoff’s book is a wonderful survey of the ways in which marriage will not solve the problems of all who identify as family. Polikoff argues that if our goal is to provide equality for all families, looking to the … Continue reading

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Comic Relief

Judge Judy learns about feminism here. –Leigh Goodmark

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What do Hooters and the Supreme Court Have in Common?

According to some, there’s an appearance test to qualify for employment by both–at least for women. See Paul Campos’ article (but not his opinion!) on why “fat” women need not apply for Souter’s job. –Leigh Goodmark

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Is Tenure a Trap for Women?

IS TENURE A TRAP FOR WOMEN? The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Daily Report Not if the tenure system is adapted to suit the modern realities of professors’ lives. By MARY ANN MASON The fear of failure influences many female academics … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Talent Over Sexism

Watch the looks of shock come over the faces of the judges…and question why anyone thinks talent is related to someone’s external appearance.  Video here. –Leigh Goodmark

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Check this out, Peeps

Apropos of nothing…but worth seeing.  The Washington Post’s Third Annual Peeps Diorama contest standouts are here! –Leigh Goodmark

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Role Model Moms in Academia

From the Chronicle of Higher Education (here): Role models, particularly ones with children, can make the difference in whether a female graduate student takes the next big step along the tenure track. While undergraduates are influenced simply by seeing a … Continue reading

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