Category Archives: Law Schools

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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Gonzaga Law Hiring Announcements (4) – Legal Writing; Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Environmental Law, Health Law, Natural Resources Law, Business Law, and/or Privacy Law

Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) seeks to fill up to four positions. The full job descriptions/hiring announcements (available here) are summarized below: Up to 2 Doctrinal Hires (tenure-track faculty positions) (details here) GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for up … Continue reading

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St. Thomas (Miami) Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at St. Thomas: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level tenure-track or, lateral tenure-track,-position(s) beginning in Fall 2019 in the areas of: Contracts, Business Associations, Tax Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law, Tax … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Law School Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at Brooklyn: BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire two full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty members. We are interested in outstanding candidates in all fields, including civil procedure, constitutional law, labor law, tax law, business law and regulation, antitrust, … Continue reading

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Reporting Results of Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019

The results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census are here at the Faculty Lounge.  The list is grossly inaccurate and incomplete, but because I compiled it, I made sure to include all the feminist law prof tweeters I could … Continue reading

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Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019 Edition: Call for Entries

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline on August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The latest Law Professor Twitter Census is under way here at the Faculty Lounge.  If you are a full-time faculty member at a … Continue reading

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@IUMaurerLaw, Is This Dean Photo with “Sexy” and “Shag” Really a Good Idea?

Over here at the Tax Prof Blog, Paul Caron reposts a funny-at-first picture of IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish’s head imposed on an Austin Powers-like figure complete with era-appropriate background lettering.  Paul Caron captioned the post: “Best Law School Dean … 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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Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Dean Search Announcement

From colleagues at NKU: Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and its … 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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Law Student Scholarship Opportunity – Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is … Continue reading

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For Men in the Legal Academy Who Want to Help Fight Sexism

Men in the legal academy, if you want to help fight sexism… …do cite good scholarship by women. Empirically survey your own footnotes before sending in that manuscript….don’t accept invites to speak on panels without racial and gender balance. Ask … Continue reading

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Law Student Scholarship Opportunity: The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day, Advocacy Groups Launch “Full Citizenship Project for Law Faculty”

From national colleagues at the Legal Writing Institute and Association of Legal Writing Directors, this press release: Professional associations unite to support full institutional citizenship—an effort to correct gender and related disparities among law faculty The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Concordia

From colleagues at Concordia: Background: Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.  Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on UDC Legislation Clinic Students’ Advocacy for #TamponTax Repeal

I mentioned here that students in the Legislation Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law were among those testifying on behalf of the proposed legislation repealing D.C. tax on diapers and menstrual … Continue reading

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Touro Dean Search

The announcement is here.

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Two of Four Dean Search Finalists Announced at CUNY Law

CUNY Law School has announced two of the four finalists in its dean search.  One of the finalists is Feminist Law Prof Lolita Buckner Inniss.  The other is the Honorable Fern Fisher.  (The two others have not yet been announced.) … Continue reading

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Law Student Scholarship: M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

From the FLP mailbox: The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. … Continue reading

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Women and Law Conference: Diversity in Higher Education

  Pursuing Excellence: Diversity In Higher Education Thomas Jefferson School of Law This conference brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and policy makers to examine how diversity in institutions of higher education affects and is inspired by students, faculty, … Continue reading

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Southern University Law Center Seeks New Law Chancellor

The Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is searching for a new law chancellor (what the school calls the dean).  The announcement is here.

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Harvard Law School Studies Its Grads: 1975 To Date

Bloomberg BNA is highlighting a new Harvard Law School study of its grads over the past 40 years. Findings? That: On the one hand, the number of women entering the profession has increased dramatically in recent decades, and women lawyers … Continue reading

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Report of “Best Practices” Panel on Changes LSAC Must Make

Feminist Law Prof Ruth Colker (Ohio State) is part of the 5-person expert panel nominated pursuant to the consent decree settling the federal ADA action against the Law School Admission Council.  (For more info on that case, see here.)  The … Continue reading

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National Association of Women Lawyers 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition Now Open

  National Association of Women Lawyers® 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition   The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession … Continue reading

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Citation Rates For Male and Female Law Profs in Legal Scholarship: Different From What We Thought?

Highlighted in the National Law Journal: Christopher Anthony Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, and Lee Petherbridge, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), have published Gender Disparity in Law Review Citation Rates.  Here is the abstract. Gender disparity in scholarly … Continue reading

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Herma Hill Kay Receives AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015

From the mailbox: The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is delighted to announce that Professor Herma Hill Kay, the Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, is the 2015 recipient of the AALS Section … Continue reading

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Women of Color In Legal Education

Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law, has published Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence in the Federal Lawyer (July 2014). Here is the abstract. Female law professors of color have become the canaries … Continue reading

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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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A Documentary On Anita Hill

Sheryl Day Stolberg of the New York Times discusses the new documentary “Anita” about Anita Hill, who became the reluctant central figure in the Clarence Thomas judicial hearings so many years ago. More here.

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Rubenfeld’s Big Step Backward in Rape Law

Earlier this year Jed Rubenfeld authored, in the Yale Law Journal, one of the strangest articles about rape law that has ever been written. While it is often a mistake to draw unneeded attention to dangerous ideas, a response to … Continue reading

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Examining the Crisis In Legal Education

Paula A. Monopoli, University of Maryland School of Law, has published Gender and the Crisis in Legal Education: Remaking the Academy in Our Image at 2012 Michigan State Law Review 1742. Here is the abstract. American legal education is in … Continue reading

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All-woman team from Ethiopia looks to compete in Jessup moot competition

Here’s an excerpt from a message Diane Marie Amann has posted over  on IntLawGrrls: “For the 1st time in history, a team made up solely of women will represent Ethiopia in the final rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court … Continue reading

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Parade of Male Dean Candidates

As a soon-to-be-tenured female faculty member, I have been watching the news of recent law school dean appointments at Connecticut, UNLV, IU-Indy, and Northern Kentucky with interest. Three points stand out among all the announcements. First, these candidates are all … Continue reading

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg headlines Thomas Jefferson Law School Women and Law Conference

Last Friday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the 13th Annual Women and Law Conference at Thomas Jefferson Law School. A packed house listened as panelists discussed a variety of issues relating to women in the judiciary, and the highlight … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Yale Law Journal Editorial Board Edition

The Yale Law Journal has announced its new editorial board here. For the 6th year in a row, the EIC is a man. The six officers are all men. Out of 22 content committee editors for the print journal (Articles, … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Professor Ann Scales, September 21, 2012

As you may already be aware, Professor Ann Scales of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law passed away on June 24 after a tragic accident in her home.  For more details about Professor Scales, please see her home … Continue reading

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Women at Yale Law Still Not Quite as Vocal

As here at Pace we prepare for tomorrow’s Faculty Teaching Day, when, under Bridget Crawford’s able leadership, we will explore issues such as enhancing and assessing active learning in the large law school classroom,  this newsflash caught my eye: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/04/24/yale-law-study-finds-gender-imbalance-in-student-participation/ The … Continue reading

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Symposium Round-Up: “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power”

Here’s a round-up of my posts relating to the “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power” Symposium held at Michigan State University College of Law.  The posts are spread among the Legal Ethics Forum, The Faculty Lounge and this … Continue reading

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Women in the Media as in Society?

Despite the backlash following his “slut” and “prostitute” references about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh continues to denigrate women.  More recently, he targeted Tracie McMillan, journalist and author of the book, The American Way of Eating, and stated, … Continue reading

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Rush Finally Apologizes (Sort Of)

Rush Limbaugh has apologized (in his way) for comments about Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke (whom he called Susan and identified as a college coed). Here is his statement, posted to his show’s website. Ms. Fluke recently testified as at … Continue reading

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Want to Increase Opportunities for Female Students on Law Reviews? Increase Faculty Diversity

From New York Law School: The New York Law School Law Review (NYLS) has issued its 2010–2011 Law Review Diversity Report examining female and minority representation among the membership and leadership, including editors in chief, of general interest law reviews … Continue reading

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Calling all Speed Mentors and Speed Mentees, AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2012

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education has planned an exciting program for Thursday, January 5, 2012.  From 9:00 – 10:15 AM, the Section will host a “speed mentoring” program.  The Section’s Executive Committee is looking for faculty members … Continue reading

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Ms. JD Call for Writers in Residence

From the FLP mailbox, this message from Amanda Gonzalez, Ms. JD Executive Director and guest blogger here at Feminist Law Profs: Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills?  Do you … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

I am familiar with and admire the scholarship of three of the faculty members pictured above: Dan Markel, Steve Johnson and Reid Fontaine (also a law school classmate — he was smart from Day 1, I can attest).  My casebook … Continue reading

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Two Perspectives on Feminism and the Legal Academy

Two recently published pieces caught my eye, and might be interesting to read in tandem.  The first is An Inconstant Affair: Feminism and the Legal Academy, by Margaret Thornton (Australian National University).  Here is the abstract: Drawing on the Australian … 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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AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Mentoring Program

This information about the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education about the Mentoring Program: At different stages of their careers, individuals may need different types of mentoring.   One’s mentoring needs could be in teaching, in scholarship development, or with … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Amanda Gonzalez: How We Can Support Legal Education for Women in the United States…and Abroad

In the United States, women have a long way to go to reach parity with men when it comes to partnerships in leading law firms. Despite strides, women are still only 16% of equity partners at major law firms and … 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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Can One Law Prof Be “Superior” or “Subordinate” to the Other?

Writer Ben Heineman asks in The Atlantic, “Sex Between Superiors and Subordinates: What Are the Rules?”  It depends, Heineman says (here) on “different approaches and different cultural traditions.”  Heineman describes three cases: Boeing CEO Harry Stonecipher was forced to resign … Continue reading

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