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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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