Category Archives: Feminist Legal Scholarship

Updated Guide for Law Review Submission to Journals Specializing in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve updated the law review submission guide to 29 U.S.-based law reviews and journals classified under the subject “Gender, Women and Sexuality” by the Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings and the additional journals that contain the word “gender” in … Continue reading

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Updated Guide on Submissions to US Law Review Online Presences

I’ve updated my guide to submitting to online companions to include 50 schools’ law reviews.  The new guide is here on SSRN.  The chart with contains details on the mechanics of submitting essays, commentaries, reviews to the online presence of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Twenty-Five Years of Duke Journal of Gender & Law

In 1994, Professor Katharine Bartlett founded the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy to solidify gender law as an intellectually disciplined and complex field of legal scholarship. Despite women’s ongoing struggle to achieve equal rights and treatment in nearly … Continue reading

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Bringing Indigeneous Voices Into Judicial Decision-Making

This news from Sydney (Australia) Law School (here): Dr Nicole Watson will use an Australian Research Council grant to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices into judgments and celebrate their contributions to the development of Australian law. Dr Watson, … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “The Princeton Fugitive Slave” by Lolita Buckner Inniss (@auntiefeminist @SMULawSchool)

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU) has published her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson (Fordham U. Press 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description:   James Collins Johnson made his name by escaping slavery in Maryland … Continue reading

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Talking About #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo

In April, 2019, the Wisconsin Journal of Gender, Law & Society sponsored a symposium on “Race-Ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis in the Twenty-First Century.” Instead of preparing individual papers for publication, … Continue reading

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Reimagining Canada’s Aboriginal Rights Jurisprudence

The (Canada) Indigenous Bar Association is working on a project inspired by the work of the Women’s Court of Canada.  Organizers Professor Larry Chartrand (Saskatchewan) and Professor Naiomi Metallic (Dalhousie) held an initial meeting at the Academics’ Workshop in November, … Continue reading

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New Canadian Feminist Judgments Project CFP

Received just today from colleagues in Canada.  Please note deadline today.  Consider contacting organizer to request extension, if you are interested. -BJC Deadline extended to 9/30/2019 CANADIAN FEMINIST JUDGMENTS PROJECTCall for ContributorsOffer of contributions due by August 15 2019 We … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Cites a Feminist Judgment in Opinion on Exclusion of Evidence of Victim’s Prior Sexual Conduct

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on June 28, 2019 in the case of R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 (CanLII). The case involved an appeal of an evidential ruling in a criminal sexual assault trial. Canada Criminal … Continue reading

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Jill Hasday on “Intimate Lies and the Law”

Jill Hasday’s new book, Intimate Lies and the Law, is out from Oxford University Press on July 24.  She says that deception within intimate relationships is a fascinating topic—especially when it happens to someone else. For more information, you can … Continue reading

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Margaret Johnson (@ProfMEJohnson1) is @UBaltLaw’s First Associate Dean for Experiential Education

Margaret Johnson has been appointed as the University of Baltimore School of Law’s first Associate Dean for Experiential Education. Readers of this blog may know Professor Johnson as the School’s Co-Director (with Michele Gilman) of the Center on Applied Feminism. She … Continue reading

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@DukeLaw Journal of Gender, Law & Policy Shutting Down After 2019-2020 Academic Year

I found this out after I made a submission. The student editors replied that they had filled the volume for next year, and that would be their last. I haven’t seen any official press release from the school.

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Dov Fox on “Birth Rights and Wrongs”

Dov Fox (San Diego) has published Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law (Oxford, 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description: Millions of Americans rely on the likes of birth control, IVF, and genetic … Continue reading

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@PittLaw Tax Review Hosts Print Symposium

U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published a print symposium/series of essays reviewing or inspired by U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Cambridge 2017). Here’s the table of contents with links to the contributions: The … Continue reading

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@MarcSpindelman on “Obergefell’s Dreams”

I’m just catching up with some of the gems in my “to read” pile. I enjoyed very much Obergefell‘s Dreams by Marc Spindelman (Ohio State). Here is an excerpt from the intro: As doctrine, Hardwick has been defanged, but as … Continue reading

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CFP: Critical Legal Conference 2019, Perugia Italy

The University of Perugia invites streams [i.e., pre-organized panels, etc.] and papers for the 2019 Critical Legal Conference. The event will take place between 12–14 September 2019. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th of July.  The conference website … Continue reading

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Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions

Seema Mohapatra (Indiana-Indianapolis) and Lindsay Wiley (American University WCL) are the co-editors of a new volume-in-progress in the U.S. Feminist Judgments Series.  Their volume, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions, will include these cases and contributors: (1) Schloendorff v. Society … Continue reading

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New Bibliographic Resource on Gender and the Law in Japan

I’ve posted two two working papers up on the Social Science Research Network.  The first, developed with one of my students, Kallista Hiraoka, aims to present a comprehensive bibliography of English language scholarship on the subject.  The bibliography contains approximately 140 … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting to Specialty Law Reviews and Journals in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve prepared a guide to submitting to 29 specialty law reviews and law journals classified by the W&L Law Journal Rankings under the subject  “Gender, Women and Sexuality,” as well as  5 additional journals with the word “gender” in the … Continue reading

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CFP: Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative Virtual Workshops

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) is coordinating a series of virtual research and writing workshops called CLASIC, the Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative. The workshops will be virtual meetings of collaborative members and can be open to all or … Continue reading

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Updated Guide to Submitting Essays, Commentaries, Reviews to Online Law Review Companions

I’ve expanded my guide to submitting to online companions to include 50 schools’ law reviews.  The new guide is here on SSRN.  The chart with contains details on the mechanics of submitting essays, commentaries, reviews to the online presence of … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting Shorter Work to Online Law Review Companions

If you are doing any shorter writing — essays, responses, commentaries — you may be interested in this short guide I developed for submitting work to the online presences of 20 main journals. Some of the online companions are more … Continue reading

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Caterine on Gender & Bankruptcy

Emma Caterine, a 2018 graduate of CUNY Law School, has posted to SSRN her article A Fresh Start for a Women’s Economy: Beyond Punitive Consumer Bankruptcy, 33 Berkeley J. of Gender, Law & Justice (2018). Here is the abstract: This … Continue reading

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Oñati Socio-Legal Series @IISJOnati Volume on “Comparative Socio-Legal Perspectives on Judicial Decision Making and Gender Justice”

In May, 2017, I participated in a fantastic international workshop at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Spain. The workshop brought together participants from the various international Feminist Judgments Projects. Collectively, these projects focus on rewriting … Continue reading

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Equality Law Scholars’ Forum at UC Davis Law, Nov. 16-17, 2018

The second annual Equality  Law Scholars’ Forum kicks off at UC Davis tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to being one of the commentators on a fantastic set of papers. Here are some details: Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum Friday, November … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Law Review Online Symposium on “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court”

The Notre Dame Law Review Online has published a Symposium featuring several essays relating to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger & Bridget J. Crawford eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016).  … Continue reading

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Recent Gender-Related Scholarship: Faith Jackson & Edieth Wu

Feminist Law Profs Faith Jackson and Edieth Wu (Texas Southern University) have published two articles that address aspects of discrimination in legal education: Must We Deploy Drones in the Twenty-first Century to Target Under the Radar Discrimination Against Minority Women at … Continue reading

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CFP: Special Edition of “Laws” Edited by Margaret

Professor Margaret Thornton (Australia National University) will be guest-editing a special edition of the journal Laws, the international, peer-reviewed open-access journal published by MDPI (based on Basel, Switzerland). Here is the CFP: The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight … Continue reading

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Irina Manta on “Tinder Lies”

Irina Manta (Hofstra) has posted to SSRN her article Tinder Lies, forthcoming in the Wake Forest Law Review (2019).  Here is the abstract: The rise of Internet dating — in recent years especially through the use of mobile-based apps such … Continue reading

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CFP: New Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network of Law and Society Association

Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Call for Participation – Deadline October 8, 2018 [feminist scholarship warmly invited! –  Ed.] Organizers of the newly-formed Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research seek proposals that explore any aspect of … Continue reading

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Pruitt on “The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural and Working-Class White Women in the Era of Trump”

Feminist law prof Lisa Pruitt (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural and Working-Class White Women in the Era of Trump, forthcoming in the University of Toledo Law Review.  Here is the abstract: This article, … Continue reading

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The Unconstitutional #Tampon Tax

My Pace colleague Emily Gold Waldman and I have a new draft article, The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax, forthcoming in the Richmond Law Review.  Here is the abstract: Thirty-six states impose a sales tax on menstrual hygiene products, while products like … Continue reading

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Call for Authors – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on those opinions for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions. This edited volume, proposed to be published by Cambridge University Press, is part … Continue reading

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Boso on “Rural Resentment and LGBT Equality”

Luke Boso (Visiting Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law) has posted to SSRN his  article, Rural Resentment and LGBT Equality, forthcoming in 70 Fla. L. Rev. (2019).  Here is the abstract: In 2015, the Supreme Court in Obergefell … Continue reading

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Lens on “Tort Law’s Devaluation of Stillbirth”

Professor Jill Wieber Lens (Arkansas) has posted to SSRN her article Tort Law’s Devaluation of Stillbirth, forthcoming in the Nevada Law Journal.  Here is the abstract: In the United States, more than sixty-five babies die daily due to stillbirth—death of … Continue reading

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Murray on “Editing the Wiktionary for ‘Female'”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola-LA) has posted to SSRN her essay Editing the Wiktionary Entry for “Female,” Berkeley J. Gender, Law & Justice.  It is one essay in a series of pieces about “legal fictions” and the intersections of law, language, … Continue reading

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@Dr_KMcLoughlin Reviews Aotearoa New Zealand and Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Books

Dr. Kcasey McLoughlin (Newcastle Law School, Australia) has published a review of  Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Rino: A Two Stranded Rope (Rhonda Powell, Elisabeth MacDonald, Māmari Stephens & Rosemary Hunter eds., 2017) and Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges’ … Continue reading

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Murray’s “Foul Paper” on Kozinski, “Draft of a Letter of Recommendation”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her powerful essay Draft of a Letter of Recommendation to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Which I Guess I’m Not Going to Send Now, 25 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 59 … Continue reading

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Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”

Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article The Preferred Preferences, (forthcoming, 97 North Carolina Law Review (2018)).  Here is the abstract: In theory, customer preferences cannot justify discriminatory treatment by employers. The reality is more complicated. Built … Continue reading

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Gilman and Green on “The Surveillance Gap”

Michele E. Gilman (Baltimore) & Rebecca Green (William & Mary) have posted to SSRN their article The Surveillance Gap: The Harms of Extreme Privacy and Data Marginalization, 42 NYU Rev. L. & Soc. Change 253 (2018). Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Kukura on “Obstetric Violence” in @GeorgetownLJ

Elizabeth Kukura (VAP, Drexel) has posted to SSRN her article Obstetric Violence, 106 Geo. L.J. 721 (2018).  Here is the abstract: Maternity care in the United States is in a state of crisis, characterized by high cesarean rates, poor performance … Continue reading

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Maynard on “How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families”

Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. (Louisville) has published in the Wisconsin Law Review Online his essay “They’re Watching You: How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families.”  Here is an excerpt: This Essay argues that the NCAA’s surveillance of the … Continue reading

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Henderson on “The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle”

Taja-Nia Y. Henderson (Rutgers) has published a new article in the Iowa Law Review: ‘I Shall Talk to My Own People’: The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 1983 (2017). For those not familiar … Continue reading

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Campbell on “Women, Poverty, Equality The Role of CEDAW”

Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham [U.K.]) has a new book published by Hart Publishing called Women, Poverty and Equality: The Role of CEDAW. Here is the publisher’s description: The stark reality is that throughout the world, women disproportionately live in … 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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SSRN Just Added a “Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network”

The Social Science Research Network has launched a Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network with a robust list of topics and subtopics, as well as the customary Professional Announcements and Professional Job Openings. Although I remain wary of the future and operations … Continue reading

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Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Powers

Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based Emergency Powers. In the twenty-first … Continue reading

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Tait on “Corporate Family Law”

Allison Anna Tait (Richmond) has published Corporate Family Law, 112 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (2017).  Here is the abstract: There is no such thing as corporate family law. But there are corporate families, and corporate families fight. What happens … Continue reading

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CFP Feminist Judgments Project India, @FJP_India

From colleagues at Jindal Global Law School in India, this Call for Participation: The Feminist Judgment Project India imagines the possibilities of collaborative writing of alternate judgments for several Indian cases across a broad range of legal issues having a … Continue reading

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Corbin on “Government Employee Religion”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her article, Government Employee Religion, Arizona St. L.J. (forthcoming).  Here is the abstract: Picture a county clerk who refuses to issue a marriage license to an LGBT couple or a city bus … Continue reading

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