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Emory Hiring Announcement

From the FLP mailbox: Good news for those interested in the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative! One of Emory Law’s hiring priorities for Fall 2015 is Vulnerability and Law. Emory Law is doing a search for a scholar interested … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations: 2015 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to open nominations for its 2015 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, the inaugural award honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and in 2014 the award honored Catharine A. … Continue reading

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Catharine MacKinnon Receives AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Catharine MacKinnon received the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education on January 3, 2014 at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City.  (Here is the press release.) After … Continue reading

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Catharine A. MacKinnon Wins Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award is Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon. Professor MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the … Continue reading

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Two Carleton University Hiring Announcements

From colleagues at Carleton University (Canada), two hiring announcements: Law and Legal Studies (lndigeneity and the Law) – Assistant Professor The Department of Law and Legal Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in “lndigeneity and … Continue reading

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Stetson Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at Stetson, these three hiring announcements: Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy Stetson University College of Law seeks an entry level or lateral hire to lead Stetson’s award winning trial advocacy program.  The successful candidate is expected … Continue reading

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Call for Nominees for AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Lifetime Achievement Award

This year the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will award, for the first time, a Lifetime Achievement award. The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, … Continue reading

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Lolita Buckner Inniss Named Hamilton College 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies

Lolita Buckner Inniss (Cleveland-Marshall) has been named as the 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College.  As described in the program materials, the visiting professorship was “endowed for the purpose of serving the needs and … Continue reading

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Was Sexism a Factor in Carol Bartz’s Yahoo Firing?

That’s the headline of this column by Jeff Bercovici over at Forbes.com.  It features a colloquy between Mr. Bercovici and fellow Forbes writer Jenna Goudreau.  Ms. Goudreau comments: Studies have shown that assertiveness in women often reads as aggressiveness (read: “abrasive,” “bitchy,” etc.) … Continue reading

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Nebraska Seeks 3 Tenure-Track Faculty Members

From our friends at Nebraska, this Appointments notice: The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions focusing on teaching in several areas, including telecommunications and cyber law, business associations as well as other transactional law … Continue reading

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Washington & Lee Dean Search Open

Washington and Lee University School of Law has begun a search for a new dean.  Information about the search and school is here. Long-time FLP contributor Professor Joan Shaungnessy is chair of the search committee.  She can be reached at shaughnessyj@wlu.edu. … Continue reading

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Sarah Barringer Gordon Wins Lindback Award at Penn

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon on receiving one of the University of Pennsylvania’s most important teaching awards, the Lindback Award.  From the University’s Almanac (here): Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law in the School of … Continue reading

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First Female Dean at University of the Andes Law School

Earlier this year, Helena Alviar García became the first female dean of the Law School at the University of the Andes in Bogotá (Colombia).  The school’s press release is here. Last month at an International Association of Law Schools Conference on … Continue reading

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Kim Krawiec Named Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor at Duke Law School

Al Brophy has the good news over here at The Faculty Lounge that Kim Krawiec has been named the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor at Duke Law School.  Here is an excerpt from the Duke press release: Krawiec will become the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Danne Johnson!

Congratulations to Danne Johnson whose tenure at Oklahoma City University School of Law whose was confirmed yesterday by the trustees. Professor Johnson also has been named the winner of OCU’s 2011 Student Choice Awards for Best Mentor and Favorite Overall … Continue reading

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Ellen Podgor Named as Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor

From Stetson’s press release (here): Stetson University College of Law has named Ellen S. Podgor the inaugural Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor. A former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Professor Podgor has written more than 50 articles … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Hiring Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs

Here’s a notice about a mixed administrative/teaching position at my home institution: Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY) is seeking to fill one position, titled, Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs and Professor of Law for Designated Project or … Continue reading

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Ann Bartow from South Carolina to Pace

From Pace Law School’s press release: Pace Law School is strengthening its offerings in intellectual property by adding to its teaching ranks Professor Ann Bartow, a leading intellectual property scholar, Dean Michelle S. Simon announced. “Ann Bartow is a remarkably … Continue reading

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Blair LM Kelley Wins 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award

Congratulations to Professor Blair LM Kelley (History, North Carolina) who has received the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians for her book, Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss

 Congratulations to Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (Cleveland Marshall) who has been named Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law! -Bridget Crawford

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Kimberly Brooks Named Dean at Dalhousie Law

Professor Kimberly Brooks (McGill) has been named Dean of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia).  Here is the announcement from the press release (not yet posted on the Dalhousie website): Professor Brooks graduated with a BA … Continue reading

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Camille Nelson Named Dean at Suffolk Law

 Professor Camille Nelson (Hofstra) has been named Dean at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  Suffolk’s press release is here.

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Anita Allen Appointed to Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Feminist Law Prof Anita L. Allen (Penn) has been appointed by President Obama to the  Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.  The White House press release is here. -Bridget Crawford

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H. Anderson Recommended for Tenure

The Pace Law School faculty has recommended that the University President and Trustees grant tenure to  Horace Anderson.   Graduating students voted Professor Anderson as “Oustanding Professor of the Year” in 2009.   Professor Anderson is an IP specialist, Feminist … Continue reading

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Infanti Wins Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at Pitt Law

From the Pitt Law website (here): Professor Anthony Infanti is receiving a 2010 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh. In making the award, the selection committee noted his innovation in developing teaching methods appropriate to different course … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Maggie Chon!

Kudos to Feminist Law Prof Margaret Chon (Seattle) who will be installed on March 25, 2010 as the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice at Seattle University School of Law. -Bridget Crawford

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Meier Receives ABA Sharon Corbitt Award

Professor Joan Meier (GWU) has received the first-ever Sharon Corbitt Award from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, in recognition of “exemplary legal service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.” GWU’s announcement is here. -Bridget Crawford

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E. Lynn Harris Dead at 54

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here): Atlanta author E. Lynn Harris died Friday at age 54 during a west coast book tour. In a statement to the AJC, Alison Rich, Doubleday executive director of publicity said:”We at Doubleday are deeply shocked … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Frank McCourt

To my knowledge, Frank McCourt did not spend a lot of time thinking about animal issues.   However, he was the first person who taught me to care about writing and to appreciate the power of language.   He did … Continue reading

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H. Anderson Named “Outstanding Professor” at Pace

Horace Anderson  has been selected by vote of the 2009 graduating class as Pace Law School’s “Outstanding Professor of the Year.”  Students use words like “brilliant” and “dedicated” to describe Professor Anderson, who is an IP specialist.  He is also … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Imani Perry!

Imani Perry (Rutgers Newark) has accepted an appointment as a  Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.  Congratulations! Professor Perry is a brilliant thinker and writer whose work I admire very much.  This is great for … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Danielle Citron!

Congratulations to Danielle Citron on receiving tenure at the University of Maryland School of Law!   Her publications include”Law’s Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender Harassment,”108  Michigan Law Review  (forthcoming), “Cyber Civil Rights,” 89  Boston University Law Review  61 (2009), … Continue reading

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Ricks and Litman Elected to ALI

Feminist Law Profs Sarah Ricks (Rutgers-Camden) and Jessica Litman (Michigan) have been elected to the American Law Institute.  Sarah and Jessica join several other Feminist Law Profs who were elected earlier this academic year (blogged  here). Here’s a bit of … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Prof “Teachers of the Year”

The AALS quarterly newsletter arrived today, with its list of the “Teachers of the Year” from each member school.   Congratulations to the Feminist Law Profs who received that honor (L-R): Julia Belian (Detroit-Mercy); Mary Clark (American); Susan Kuo (South … Continue reading

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Congrats to Kathy Bergin

Kathleen Bergin, friend, Feminist Law Prof, and blogger at The Faculty Lounge received happy professional news this week.  The faculty at  South Texas College of Law showed their excellent judgment in granting her tenure.   Congratulations, Kathy! -Bridget Crawford

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ACS Launches Executive Director Search

From the FLP Mailbox, this announcement of the search for a new Executive Director: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy today announced it was beginning a search for a new executive director to succeed Lisa Brown, who resigned … Continue reading

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Austin Named to Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Feminist Law Prof Regina Austin has been appointed to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations  (PCHR), the city agency “that enforces civil rights laws and deals with all matters of inter-group conflict within the city.”  Austin is the William A. … Continue reading

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South African Woman Named Human Rights Commissioner for UN

From the Feminist Daily News: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named South African judge Navanethem Pillay the UN high commissioner for human rights Thursday. She will serve a five-year term, replacing Louise Arbour, after her nomination is confirmed by the … Continue reading

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Notice of Faculty Positions at Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY)

Please feel free to distribute far and wide: Pace University School of Law invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions commencing in the 2009-2010 academic year. The ideal candidates for these positions will be entry-level or in the early part … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Prof Michelle Simon Named Dean at Pace

From the Pace Law School press release: We are proud to announce that Michelle S. Simon has been appointed dean of the school, effective May 18, 2008. She has served as interim dean since June 4, 2007 when she succeeded … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Prof Beverly Moran Named ACE Fellow

Congratulations to Feminist Law Prof Beverly Moran (Vanderbilt), who has been named as a Fellow of the American Council on Education for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Fellows Program is “the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program in preparing … Continue reading

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Study finds female U.S. corporate directors out-earn males, but are also vastly outnumbered by them.

From this article: … Female directors in corporate America earned median compensation of $120,000, based on the most recently available pay data, compared with $104,375 for male board members, [for profit] research group The Corporate Library said in its annual … Continue reading

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Death of Peg Bracken, Author of “I Hate to Cook Book”

From her AP obituary (available here): Peg Bracken, author of the “I Hate to Cook Book,” which sold more than 3 million copies after it appeared in 1960, died Saturday. She was 89.* * * The book appeared was intended … Continue reading

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FeministLawProf Michelle Simon Named Dean at Pace Law School

From the University’s press release: Pace Law School has appointed Michelle S. Simon interim dean of the school, effective June 4, 2007. She succeeds Stephen J. Friedman, who became president of Pace University on that day. When Friedman accepted the … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zuska, “The Playing Field Will Never Be Equal: Gender Equity For Physicists”

Below is an excerpt from this awesome post: So, the American Physical Society had a gender equity workshop, and all the bigwigs came – chairs of 50 major physics departments, 14 division directors of national labs, leaders from NSF and … Continue reading

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Pamela Stone, “Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home”

From the publisher’s website: Noting a phenomenon that might seem to recall a previous era, The New York Times Magazine recently portrayed women who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as “opting out.” But, are high-achieving professional … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Firefighter?

What is the best answer to this question taken from an FDNY qualifying exam? While operating at a fire, Capt. Green, the commander of the Ladder Company 999, was sent by Chief Brown to locate the exact location of the … Continue reading

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Need a Reminder About How Many Anti-Feminist “Liberals” There Are?

For the feminist part of the excercise, go read Gloria Steinem’s essay at Alternet entitled   “Why Being a Feminist Does Not Mean Backing All Women.” Then for the backlash, read the appended comments. Yeesh. –Ann Bartow

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PepsiCo Names New Female Chief Executive

Indra K. Nooyi, currently Pepsi’s chief financial officer, is being promoted to chief executive. The NYT story is here, and it does not mention her marital status or whether she has children, which is interesting.

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ANN WEAVER HART TO BECOME NINTH PRESIDENT OF TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Ann Weaver Hart, Temple’s first female president, will assume leadership of America’s 26th-largest university on July 1, succeeding David W. Adamany, who is retiring June 30 after nearly six years at Temple’s helm. Hart, 57, has been president of the … Continue reading

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