Category Archives: Academia

New Children’s Book: “My Mom Has Two Jobs”

I recently took a break from writing law review articles to publish my first children’s picture book, which celebrates working moms — including lawyer moms. The book is titled, My Mom Has Two Jobs. I had the idea for this … 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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Reporting Results of Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019

The results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census are here at the Faculty Lounge.  The list is grossly inaccurate and incomplete, but because I compiled it, I made sure to include all the feminist law prof tweeters I could … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from @Ava DuVernay on Writing

Filmmaker and writer Ava DuVernay posted to Twitter some great advice for a follower who asked for “tips on how to stop thinking your writing is terrible.” Here is Ms. DuVernay’s advice, which really helped me on a (ok, today’s) … Continue reading

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Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019 Edition: Call for Entries

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline on August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The latest Law Professor Twitter Census is under way here at the Faculty Lounge.  If you are a full-time faculty member at a … 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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@IUMaurerLaw, Is This Dean Photo with “Sexy” and “Shag” Really a Good Idea?

Over here at the Tax Prof Blog, Paul Caron reposts a funny-at-first picture of IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish’s head imposed on an Austin Powers-like figure complete with era-appropriate background lettering.  Paul Caron captioned the post: “Best Law School Dean … Continue reading

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Call for Papers—Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts

The AALS Sections on European and African Law invite you to submit a paper proposal for their upcoming panel, “Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts,” which will take place at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting (New Orleans, January 2-6 2019). Submissions … Continue reading

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Hey Male Allies, Want to Help Improve Gender Diversity in Legal Academy?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, and you are willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you, please add … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Ask About the Diversity of an Academic Panel Before Accepting a Speaking Invitation?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, are you willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you? If yes, please … Continue reading

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I Support @ProfKFranke, Free Speech and Democracy

From today’s New York Times, this story about Columbia Law professor (and longtime FLP blogroll member) Katherine Franke who was detained for 14 hours at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and then deported from Israel: Franke told [Roger Cohen of … Continue reading

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Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program for AY2018-19. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Feminist Scholarship in Other Disciplines

Feminist Periodicals is an online quarterly generated by the Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin. It reprints the tables of contents of 150 (non-law) magazines and journals for researchers scanning the current literature in … Continue reading

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For Men in the Legal Academy Who Want to Help Fight Sexism

Men in the legal academy, if you want to help fight sexism… …do cite good scholarship by women. Empirically survey your own footnotes before sending in that manuscript….don’t accept invites to speak on panels without racial and gender balance. Ask … 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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White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition

Please see the fourth edition of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 111 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law faculty … Continue reading

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An interesting essay, not quite sure the question posed is answered

In case it’s missed on this holiday weekend (for those who feel like celebrating America), a piece in today’s Chronicle of Higher Ed, Can Feminist Scholarship Stop Sexism?, by Becca Rothfeld, a new Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Harvard, is worthy of … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Visitorships at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law

The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for sabbatical visitors for the 2017-2018 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The … Continue reading

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Joshi on “Measuring Diversity”

Yuvraj Joshi, a Fellow at Lambda Legal, has published an essay “Measuring Diversity” in the Columbia Law Review Online. Here is the abstract: In Fisher v. University of Texas in June 2016, the Supreme Court upheld the use of race-conscious … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day, Advocacy Groups Launch “Full Citizenship Project for Law Faculty”

From national colleagues at the Legal Writing Institute and Association of Legal Writing Directors, this press release: Professional associations unite to support full institutional citizenship—an effort to correct gender and related disparities among law faculty The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) … Continue reading

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Inniss from Cleveland-Marshall to SMU Dedman School of Law

In Fall 2017 Lolita Buckner Inniss will move from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University to SMU Dedman School of Law. She will teach Property Law and Critical Race Theory. Good news for SMU!

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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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Prenups, Gender and IP

Should prenups assigning ideas and inventions not yet born be enforced? In my book Talent Wants to be Free I analyze the vast expansion of pre-innovation assignment agreements in employment relations — generic employment contracts that assign in advance any … Continue reading

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White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 3d Edition

Please see the “third edition” of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 100 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law … Continue reading

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White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 2d Edition

Please see the “second edition” of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 100 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law … Continue reading

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White Paper: Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence

Please see the “second edition” of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 100 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law … Continue reading

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When Applying for College Yields Feminine Hygiene Product Samples

In the annals of weird product placement, consider this story out of the UK about the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service sending female college applicants samples of tampons and sanitary napkins “so you can stay your fresh and confident self … Continue reading

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SULC Hiring Director of Law Library

From colleagues at the Southern University Law Center: SULC hiring for a Director of Library Services (at Assistant/Associate Professor rank) The Director of the Law Library Reports to the Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center Responsible for all aspects of library operations … 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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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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Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Seeks New Director

    We’re hiring a new director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project – an incredible opportunity to work at Columbia Law School shaping our work on religious exemptions and sexual liberty and equality. Please share the job description with … Continue reading

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Women and Law Conference: Diversity in Higher Education

  Pursuing Excellence: Diversity In Higher Education Thomas Jefferson School of Law This conference brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and policy makers to examine how diversity in institutions of higher education affects and is inspired by students, faculty, … Continue reading

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Survey on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, & Policing

National Survey Finds That Police Hostility and Bias Remain Problems for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence By Sandra Park, Donna Coker, and Julie Goldscheid reposted from Move to End Violence http://www.movetoendviolence.org/blog/national-survey-finds-that-police-hostility-and-bias-remain-problems-for-survivors-of-sexual-and-domestic-violence/ The shooting deaths by police of unarmed African-American … 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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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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Converge! conference follow up projects

Announcing the Completion of Two Converge! conference projects! Donna Coker The UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI RACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE LAW REVIEW published Converge! Reimagining the Movement to End Gender Violence symposium.  The  publication includes 11 articles, 18 edited panel transcripts, and the … 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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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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Thirty Law Profs Sign On To Letter Analyzing Proposed Indiana Religious Liberty Law

Upon the request of a member of the Indiana legislature, a letter signed by 30 law professors, many from Indiana University, was released today analyzing the proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” bills pending before the Indiana legislature.  The letter provided careful … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Announces 15th Annual Women In Law Conference

Thomas Jefferson School of Law announces registration is open for its 15th annual Women and the Law Conference. The Conference will be held March 27, 2015. Well-known defense attorney Leslie Abramson will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture this year. … Continue reading

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CFP: National Women’s Studies Association’s Lesbian Caucus, November 12-15, 2015

From the Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association: The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on “The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s,” to be held at the annual conference in … Continue reading

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“Bitch in Business”

From a group of students at Columbia Business School, this parody video riffing on Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass”: It includes a shout-out to women in law schools and med schools, too.  Very funny. -Bridget Crawford

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Sabbatical Visitorship: Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for a sabbatical visitor for the 2015-2016 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Illinois College of Law “Significant Lectures” Edition

The University of Illinois College of Law posts its Annual Report here, listing many good things happening at that school.  The online materials include a two-page spread, with photos, touting the school’s “Significant Lectures” in 2012-2013.  Notice anything? Apparently the … Continue reading

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Citation Rates For Male and Female Law Profs in Legal Scholarship: Different From What We Thought?

Highlighted in the National Law Journal: Christopher Anthony Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, and Lee Petherbridge, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), have published Gender Disparity in Law Review Citation Rates.  Here is the abstract. Gender disparity in scholarly … Continue reading

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The Next Frontier in Marriage Equality: Religious Exemptions for Magistrates, Justices of the Peace etc Who Don’t Want to Issue Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

In recent months litigation in federal courts has resulted in the lifting of a ban on same-sex couples access to civil marriage in 33 states. (This number is changing almost every day as new jurisdictions are ordered to lift the … Continue reading

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Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market

The October 22, 2014 edition of the Chronicle ran an “Advice” column, Breastfeeding on the Job Market, by a pseudonymous professor in the humanities.  The professor describes her experiences as a job candidate and bringing her nursing infant with her … Continue reading

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60+ Law Professors Submit Comments On ACA Contraception Accommodation

Reposted from The Public Rights / Private Conscience Project Blog Back in August the Obama Administration responded to the Supreme Court’s opinion inHobby Lobby and its order in Wheaton College by issuing two new sets of regulations to govern the … Continue reading

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Law and Film Events At the AALS Annual Meeting, January 2-5, 2015

If you are planning to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2015 you may be interested in two law and film AALS Film Committee-sponsored events taking place during the conference. The first, on January 2, at 7:30 p.m. (the first night of the conference), … Continue reading

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