Author Archives: Nancy Leong

Why Are (Almost All of) the Most-Cited Legal Academics White Men?

On Wednesday, Brian Leiter posted a list of the ten most-cited legal scholars during the years 2009-2013 (really eleven, due to a tie for tenth place). All eleven are men, and to the best of my knowledge, 10/11 are white. … Continue reading

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Consequences and Conclusions

This is the fourth and final blog post in a series that discusses discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences.  The first post, “Identity and Ideas,” is available here.  The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is available … Continue reading

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Privilege and Passivity

This is the third in a series of four blog posts that discuss discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences.  The first post, “Identity and Ideas,” is available here.  The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is available … Continue reading

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Anonymity and Abuse: An Addendum

In recent weeks I have begun a series of four blog posts that discuss discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences.  The first post, “Identity and Ideas,” is available here.  The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is … Continue reading

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Anonymity and Abuse

This is the second in a series of four blog posts that discuss discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences.  The first post is available here. Last week I wrote about the way that people attack women … Continue reading

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Identity and Ideas

This is the first in a series of four blog posts that discuss discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences. Women and people of color are under-represented in online discourse.  As of August 2013, 87% of Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Professor Ann Scales, September 21, 2012

As you may already be aware, Professor Ann Scales of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law passed away on June 24 after a tragic accident in her home.  For more details about Professor Scales, please see her home … Continue reading

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When the Harasser is the Boss

Many readers of this blog will appreciate a recent essay in the Fordham Law Review, “Consider the Source: When the Harasser is the Boss,” available on SSRN.  The essay is coauthored by my William & Mary colleague Susan Grover and … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Student Notes

We have heard a lot lately about women occupying less written space than men.   Women write and review significantly fewer books.  Women author significantly fewer articles in most major magazines.  Even in the supposed cyber-utopia of Wikipedia, women author only … Continue reading

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The Value of a Name

Names are important.  They reflect our identity, and so the ability to keep or change them implicates our autonomy.  A recent lawsuit in Japan brings this importance into sharp relief.  There, a group of women filed suit yesterday, challenging a … Continue reading

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Harassment in the Intersection: Gender, Race, and Class in the Street

When people talk about “street harassment,” they are usually talking about a man harassing a woman he doesn’t know in a public place.  They are usually talking about a man doing things like whistling, cat-calling, or offering crude commentary about … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? For married women, a lifetime of effort.

A woman who decides to marry a man sets herself up for a lot of time spent thinking and talking about her name.  If she decides to change her name, she opts in to a lengthy bureaucratic name-changing process so … Continue reading

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Faculty Mentoring and Student Writing

As I discussed in my last post,  I’m currently engaged in a long-term project examining student note publication—including the role of gender in that process—that builds on my previous article on that topic. One piece of the puzzle is how … Continue reading

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Gender and Student Note Publication

For the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a large-scale data collection project relating to gender and student note publication.  Over winter break, I came to think that the time had come when the project could benefit from … Continue reading

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