Category Archives: Feminist Legal Scholarship

Research Resource: Gender Jurisprudence Collections at American University

Earlier this semester, the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program at American University Washington College of Law announced the launch of the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC).  Here is an excerpt from the school’s press release: … Continue reading

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Swan on “A New Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations: Gender and Erotic Triangles in Lumley v. Gye”

Sarah Swan (JSD Candidate, Columbia) has posted to SSRN her article, A New Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations: Gender and Erotic Triangles in Lumley v. Gye, forthcoming in the Harvard J. of L. & Gender.  Here is the abstract: The … Continue reading

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“What is Feminist About Open Access?”

That’s the title of this article by Carys Craig (Osgoode), Joseph Turcotte and Rosemary Coombe (York U.).  Here is the abstract: In a context of great technological and social change, existing intellectual property regimes such as copyright must contend with … Continue reading

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Mészáros on “Young People Raping and Taping”

József Mészáros has posted to SSRN a working draft of his paper The New Pornographers: Neuroscience Justifies a Robust Regulatory Response to Young People Raping and Taping.  Here is the abstract: An increase in the occurrence of young men participating … Continue reading

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Database of Laws Affecting Women

The World Bank’s Gender Law Library (here) looks as if it might be useful to researchers.  Here’s the description: The Gender Law Library is a collection of national legal provisions impacting women’s economic status in 183 economies. The database facilitates … Continue reading

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Announcing “The Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy”

From the FLP mailbox: We’d like to announce a new source of information about philosophy departments in the United States, Canada and England: The Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy, to be found here. This Guide is based on a survey of … Continue reading

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Nancy Levit, “Cutting Edge Scholarship and Tips on the Mechanics of Scholarly Productivity”

Nancy Levit (UMKC) was one of the plenary speakers at the AALS Workshop on “Women Rethinking Equality” last month.  During the panel on scholarship, she had some great comments that might be interesting for readers of this blog.  Under Nancy’s … Continue reading

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Joslin on “Modernizing Divorce Jurisdiction”

Courtney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article Modernizing Divorce Jurisdiction: Same-Sex Couples and Minimum Contacts, __ B.U. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2011).  Here is the abstract: There are tens of thousands of same-sex married couples in the … Continue reading

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Areheart on “Disability Trouble”

Bradley A. Areheart, the Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University College of Law, has posted to SSRN his article Disability Trouble, 29 Yale Law & Policy Review 347 (2011).  Its theoretical framework borrows from Judith Butler’s work on gender and … Continue reading

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Carbone on “Unpacking Inequality and Class : Family, Gender and the Reconstruction of Class Barriers”

June Carbone (UMKC) has published “Unpacking Inequality and Class : Family, Gender and the Reconstruction of Class Barriers,” 45 N. England L. Rev. 527 (2011).  This piece arises out of the Anna E. Hirsch Lecture that Professor Carbone delivered at New … Continue reading

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Initial Report from AALS 2011 Workshop on “Women Rethinking Equality”

The AALS’s 2011 Workshop on “Women Rethinking Equality” is underway at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.  For a quick look at the conference program, see here. There are 172 people pre-registered for the conference.  The program has two … Continue reading

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CFP: “New Voices in Gender Studies,” AALS Annual Meeting 2012

From the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, this call for papers: The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program during the AALS 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., with paper presentations by the winners … Continue reading

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New Issue of “Feminist Collections”

From Phyllis Holman Weisbard, the Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin, a new issue of Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources. Content is accessible via direct subscription or the GenderWatch database (not all University libraries have … Continue reading

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University of the Andes School of Law (Bogotá, Colombia) Gender and Law Research Group

Feminist Law Professors is pleased to welcome to the blogroll five members of the faculty at the University of the Andes School of Law:  Gloria Marcela Abadía Cubillo; Helena Alviar García; Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra; Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll and Paula Torres Holguín.  All are … Continue reading

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Patent Law and the Female Body

Written Description is a blog by Dr. Lisa Larrimore Ouellette.  The blog reviews “Recent Scholarship on Patent Law, IP Theory, and Innovation.” (Dr. Ouellette also is a 3L at Yale Law School.)  Today, Written Description features this post by Dr. Allison … Continue reading

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Article of Interest: Kerri L. Stone’s Clarifying Stereotype

Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(2)(E) provides that “[a] statement is not hearsay if…[t]he statement is offered against a party and is…a statement by a coconspirator of a party during the course and in furtherance of the conspiracy. Rule 801(d)(2)(E) is based … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the Work-Family Debate

The Seattle Law Review just published a wonderful colloquy issue (here) centered around Joan Williams’s recent book, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter.  Book-ended by an inspirational article by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a witty recap … Continue reading

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Joslin on “Searching for Harm: Same-Sex Marriage and the Well-Being of Children”

Courney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article Searching for Harm: Same-Sex Marriage and the Well-Being of Children, 46 Harv. C.R.-C.L. Law Rev. 81 (2011).  Here is the abstract: For the past two decades, claims related to the … Continue reading

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ABA’s IMPOWR Project

The American Bar Association established IMPOWR (the International Models Project for Women’s Rights) in 2008.  (It does not concern fashion models….).  Here is the group’s “Vision Statement”: The IMPOWR vision is to build an open, inclusive and dynamic information sharing … Continue reading

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Pruitt, “Deconstructing CEDAW’s Article 14: Naming and Explaining Rural Difference”

Lisa Pruitt (Davis) has posted to SSRN her article Deconstructing CEDAW’s Article 14: Naming and Explaining the Rural Difference.  Here is the abstract: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the first human … Continue reading

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Black on “Stalled: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards”

Barbara Black, the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and Director of the Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law has posted to SSRN her essay, Stalled: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards.  Here is the abstract: In … Continue reading

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Liz Glazer on “Sexual Reorientation”

Yesterday I had the good fortunate to hear an engaging talk by Feminist Law Prof Liz Glazer (Hofstra).  She was invited by the student LAMBDA organization in connection with our school’s Spotlight on Diversity Week, held annually each year.  Here … Continue reading

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Higdon on “Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support”

Michael J. Higdon (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN his working paper Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support.  Here is the abstract: Nathaniel was a California teenager who became a father in 1995. The mother of … Continue reading

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Cyra Choudhury on “Exporting Subjects: Globalizing Family Law Progress Through International Human Rights”

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) has posted to SSRN her article Exporting Subjects: Globalizing Family Law Progress Through International Human Rights, 32 J. Mich. Int’l Law  259 (2011) Here is the abstract: This article examines the global export of domestic U.S. legal … Continue reading

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Beiner on “White Male Heterosexist Norms in the Confirmation Process”

Theresa Beiner (University of Arkansas) has posted to SSRN her article, White Male Heterosexist Norms in the Confirmation Process (forthcoming 2011).  Here is the abstract: Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing took a controversial turn when commentators picked up on a … Continue reading

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Birckhead on “Consent, Autonomy, and Prostituted Children”

Tamar Birckhead (UNC) has posted to SSRN her article, The ‘Youngest Profession’: Consent, Autonomy, and Prostituted Children, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1 (2011).  Here is the abstract: Although reliable estimates do not exist, the data suggests that the number … Continue reading

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Pratt-Clarke on “Critical Race, Feminism, and Education”

Menah Pratt-Clark (Assistant Chancellor and Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has published a new book with Palgrave Macmillan  Here is the publisher’s description of the book: Critical Race, Feminism, and Education: … Continue reading

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Report from AALS “New Voices in Gender Studies” Program

This morning, I attended the “New Voices in Gender Studies” program sponsored by the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education.  The presenters were the five winners of the section’s scholarly paper competition, chosen on a blind basis. (Self-disclosure: I … Continue reading

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NYPL Manuscript Collection – 20th Century New York Women’s History

I stumbled across a reference to a set of records maintained by the New York Public Library’s Manuscripts Division.  The library has approximately 33 boxes of materials from the Women’s Action Coalition: The Women’s Action Coalition Records trace the rise … Continue reading

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The Law of Forgiveness

Last week’s Chronicle includes an article (here) about a rising subdiscipline in “forgiveness studies.” In Turning the Other Cheek, a Growing Scholarly Discipline, Tom Bartlett reports on several academic studies of forgiveness: At the time [of his mother's murder], [Mr. Worthington Everett … Continue reading

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A Network Of One’s Own

Looking for scholars with interests similar to yours? Check out this resource: Collaborative Research Networks. Among its networks are “Collective Human Rights,” “Feminist Legal Theory,” “Gender and Judging,” Gender, Sexuality, and Law,” Integrating Gender Into Legal Education,” International Socio-Legal Feminisms,” … Continue reading

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New Issue of “Feminist Collections”

The most recent issue of Feminist Periodicals is available here, courtesy of the excellent Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian, and her staff.  The table of contents appears after the jump. -Bridget Crawford

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Mumford on “Tax Policy, Women and the Law”

Ann Mumford (Queen Mary, University of London) has published Tax Policy, Women and the Law with Cambridge University Press.  Here is the publisher’s abstract: Tax policy frequently targets the choices that women face in many aspects of their lives. Decisions regarding working … Continue reading

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Heminway on “Martha Stewart and the Forbidden Fruit”

Joan MacLeod Heminway (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN her 2009 article, Martha Stewart and the Forbidden  Fruit: A New Story of Eve, 2009 Mich. State Law Rev. 1017.  Here is the abstract: This paper narrates a biblical story – Eve’s ingestion … Continue reading

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Live Blogging “After Gender? Examining International Justice Enterprises”

I’m attending the Pace Law Review Symposium “After Gender? Examining International Justice Enterprises.”  The symposium’s goal is “to expand our understanding of the role of gender in international law.” So far, there have been opening remarks by conference organizers Matthew … Continue reading

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Article of Interest: Josephine Ross’ Blaming the Victim: ‘Consent’ Within the Fourth Amendment and Rape Law

It used to be that courts applied an objective definition of consent in rape prosecutions. This was because of traditional force and resistance requirements:   First, courts interpreted the element of force to require that the man overpower the woman or … Continue reading

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Joslin on “Protecting Children(?): Marriage, Gender, and Assisted Reproductive Technology”

Courtney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her new piece, Protecting Children(?): Marriage, Gender, and Assisted Reproductive Technology, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1177 (2010). Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court has declared that children should not be penalized based … Continue reading

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Villanova Law and Literature Conference September 30-October 2, 2010

From Penny Pether (Villanova), this announcement that Villanova will hold its second annual law and literature symposium September 30 – October 2, 2010: Panel presentations will include eighteen selected papers by graduate students and professors in law or the humanities. … Continue reading

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Gerzog on “More QTIP Mischief”

If it weren’t for Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore), I don’t think I would have figured out a way to combine my interests in three subject matters — taxation; wills, trusts and estates; and feminist theory.  Her 1993 article The Marital QTIP … Continue reading

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Humbach Podcast on “Sexting and the First Amendment”

My colleague John Humbach has a podcast here discussing many of the issues he raises in his article, Sexting and the First Amendment, 37 Hastings Const. Law Q. 433 (2010).  Here’s a description of the podcast: Sexting is a new … Continue reading

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Dowd on “The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege”

Feminist Law Prof Nancy Dowd (U Florida) has just published new book about the intersection of masculinities scholarship and feminism. The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege its hot off the NYU presses.  Here‘s the publisher’s description: Among the many … Continue reading

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Duncan on Sexting

 Susan Duncan (Louisville) has posted to SSRN her working paper, "A Legal Response is Necessary for Self Produced Child Pornography: A Legislator’s Checklist for Drafting the Bill."  Here is the abstract: This Article explores self produced child pornography, known in … Continue reading

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Ringhand on Supreme Court Nomination Process

Today’s New York Times has a long article (here) discussing the empirical work of Feminist Law Professor Lori Ringhand (University of Georgia) and her co-author Paul M. Collins, Jr. (Political Science, U. of N. Texas).  Here’s how the Times summarizes: … Continue reading

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Overview of Lisa Pruitt’s Recent Work on Geography, Poverty and Equality

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt (UC Davis) has published two articles that study poverty and its consequences in relation to place. In particular, she brings together the socio-geographic concept of spatial inequality (adding "where?" to the core sociological inquiry "who gets … Continue reading

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Joslin on “Travel Insurance: Protecting Lesbian and Gay Parent Families Across State Lines”

Courtney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article, Travel Insurance: Protecting Lesbian and Gay Parent Families Across State Lines, 41 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 31 (2010).  Here is the abstract: Until recently, when a lesbian couple had … Continue reading

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Brooks on “The Potential for Feminist Analysis of International Revenue Allocation”

Kim Brooks (McGill) has posted to SSRN her article “Global Distributive Justice: The Potential for Feminist Analysis of International Revenue Allocation,” 21 Canadian J. of Women & L. 267 (2009). Here is the abstract: This article has a modest aim … Continue reading

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Huntington on “Purple Haze”

Clare Huntington (Colorado) has posted to SSRN her review essay Purple Haze, __ Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming), a review of Naomi Cahn and June Carbone’s Red Families v. Blue Families.  Here is the abstract: In this age of vitriolic politics, it … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of “Feminist Periodicals”

The most recent issue of Feminist Periodicals is available here, courtesy of the excellent Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian, and her staff.  The most recent issue is  a 240+ page compilation of the tables of … Continue reading

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Choudhury on “Globalizing the Margins”

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) has posted to SSRN her article “Globalizing the Margins: Legal Exiles in the War on Terror and Liberal Feminism’s War for Muslim Women,” 9 Int. Rev.   of   Constitutionalism (2010)Here is the abstract: In the … Continue reading

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Cooper on “When Machismo Meets Post-Racialism: The Gates Controversy”

Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk) has posted to SSRN his working paper, “When Machismo Meets Post-Racialism: The Gates Controversy.”   Here is the abstract: On Thursday, July 16, 2009, white male police officer James Crowley was called to the home of … Continue reading

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