Category Archives: Feminist Legal Scholarship

Alicia Kelly, “Navigating Gender in Modern Intimate Partnership Law”

Alicia Kelly (Widener) has posted to SSRN her article Navigating Gender in Modern Intimate Partnership Law, 14 J. of Law & Family Studies (forthcoming 2012). Here is the abstract. With women edging up to become half the workforce, claims of … Continue reading

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Glenn Cohen on “Beyond Best Interests”

Glenn Cohen (Harvard) has posted to SSRN his article Beyond Best Interests, 96 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).  Here is the abstract: As Justice Douglas wrote in Skinner v. Oklahoma, procreation is one of the “basic civil rights of man.” … Continue reading

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CFP: Hypatia Special Issue on Feminist Disability Studies

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Hypatia Special Issue on New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies August 15, 2013 submission deadline Volume 30, Issue 1, Winter 2015 Edited by Kim Q. Hall Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy is seeking new … Continue reading

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Kerry Abrams on “Marriage Fraud”

Kerry Abrams (UVa) recently talked with folks at her school about her work on Marriage Fraud, 100 Cal. L. Rev. 1 (2012).  Here’s a portion of the interview: How did you become interested in writing about this topic? I study … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between an Article and an Essay? Part 2

This is a question I’ve pondered before (see here).  Today I stumbled upon the Columbia Law Review’s take on the question: Articles tend to be research pieces analyzing a problem and suggesting a solution.  Such analysis usually articulates some background information … Continue reading

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Issues in Legal Scholarship — Focus on Feminism

Out of an on-line colloquium organized by Kathy Abrams (I guess you had to be one of the cool kids to be invited; I don’t remember seeing a call), there’s the latest Issues in Legal Scholarship, with these fascinating contributions: Martha Chamallas, Backlash, … Continue reading

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Feminist Research Resource at Barnard

The Barnard College Library has a large collection of feminist ‘zines.  The Barnard Zine Library has its own webpage (here), with finding guides (see here), bibliographies (see here) and teaching resources (here).  The teaching guides could be adapted easily for … Continue reading

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CFP: IMPRINTS Virtual Journal of the International Models Project on Women’s Rights

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: The International Models Project on Women’s Rights (IMPOWR) is an initiative of the ABA Section of International Law and our goal is to establish a global, collaborative research database on women’s rights under law. … Continue reading

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The Incoherence of Queer Theory and Its Relationship to Law

In the pages of The Chronicle (here), William Germano (Dean and Professor at Cooper Union Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) offers his reflections on the end of Series Q, a book and journal line published by the Duke University … Continue reading

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Canadian Journal of Women and the Law: Archives and Current Issue

From our more northern-dwelling colleagues, this announcement: Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit Volume 23, Number 2, 2011 is now available online. Founded in 1985, the same year as the equality guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and … Continue reading

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New Journal Announcement: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

From the FLP mailbox, this scholarly journal announcement from co-editors Catherine Villanueva Gardner (UMass Dartmouth, Philosophy and Women’s Studies),  Anna M. Klobucka (UMass Dartmouth, Portuguese), and Jeannette E. Riley (UMass Dartmouth, English and Women’s Studies): We are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Tait on “Do Patents Have Gender?” by Dan Burk

Allison Tait, a Gender Equity and Policy Postdoctoral Associate with the Yale Women Faculty Form has posted a review of Dan Burk’s piece, Do Patents Have Gender?  Dr. Tait writes: While Burk would like to separate gender realities from gender … Continue reading

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Nancy Cantalupo on “Persistent Problem of Campus Sexual Violence”

Forthcoming this week in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal is this article by Nancy Chi Cantalupo: “Burying Our Heads in the Sand: Lack of Knowledge, Knowledge Avoidance, and the Persistent Problem of Campus Peer Sexual Violence.” Here is the … Continue reading

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The Man Question: A Conference for Nancy Dowd

Professor Nancy Dowd, the Levin Chair in Family Law, at the University of Florida has published a terrific new book called The Man Question. I am very pleased to announce that scholars who study law’s relationship to masculinities and manliness, … Continue reading

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Reid on “Sex, Drugs, and American Jurisprudence”

Susan Reid (J.D. Columbia, 2011) has posted to SSRN her working paper “Sex, Drugs, and American Jurisprudence: The Medicalization of Pleasure.”  Here is the abstract: This paper explores the role of medical arguments in cases where courts have overturned statutes … Continue reading

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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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