Category Archives: Law Schools

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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On Faculty Collegiality and Civility

Or the lack thereof. Yeesh.

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How Many Law School Chairs are Named After Women?

  Yesterday’s post with the good news of Kim Krawiec’s appointment as the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor at Duke Law School made me wonder about the number of law school chairs that are named after women. Hey, readers!  We need … 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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CFP: “Effective Faculty/Student Collaborations and Student Initiatives”

From the FLP mailbox, this notice from the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education: The section on Balance in Legal Education is pleased to announce its program topic for the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association of Law … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Student Notes

We have heard a lot lately about women occupying less written space than men.   Women write and review significantly fewer books.  Women author significantly fewer articles in most major magazines.  Even in the supposed cyber-utopia of Wikipedia, women author only … Continue reading

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Visitor Opportunities at the University of South Carolina School of Law

The University of South Carolina School of Law is looking for visitors in the following subject areas for next academic year. Depending upon matches to needs, the visits will be either a semester or a year. Constitutional Law (fall) Wills, … Continue reading

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Where the Women ARE: In Leadership Positions at the Columbia Law Review!

This nice news from Joy Ziegeweid, 2L at Columbia Law School: The Columbia Law School community found out this week that the Editor in Chief of the Columbia Law Review for 2011-2012 will be [Ms.] Maren Hulden.  Of the administrative … Continue reading

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University of Mississippi LGBT Symposium Friday, March 11, 2011

The National LGBT Bar Association cordially invites you to attend the: University of Mississippi LGBT Symposium Friday, March 11, 2011   |   9:00am-5:00pm E. F. Yerby Conference Center 7 Alumni Drive Oxford, Mississippi Click here to download the registration form. The day-long … Continue reading

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On Writing As A (Sort Of) Group Project

Over at Inside Higher Ed, Kerry Ann Roquemore explains the utility of writing groups. She observes: Faculty development researchers have demonstrated that accountability and support increase writing productivity among new faculty members. And yet, when graduate students, post-docs and new … Continue reading

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Oh Man! Where are the Women: Georgetown Edition

The Georgetown Law Journal shows that it can get worse.  Instead of publishing few female faculty authors (see here), how about none? Here’s the line-up for volume 99, issue 2.  Four articles, 5 authors, all men. How International Financial Law … Continue reading

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An Interesting Critical Tax Student Note Topic

I often get asked by students for tax topics for their student notes. Normally, I suggest some places to look where they can get a sense of hot topics, etc., but don’t suggest an actual topic. But yesterday, I came … Continue reading

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Gender and Student Note Publication

For the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a large-scale data collection project relating to gender and student note publication.  Over winter break, I came to think that the time had come when the project could benefit from … Continue reading

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Should the AALS Limit Annual Meeting Appearances to One Per Person?

Should the AALS prefer programs with speakers making only a single AALS appearance?  Stated another way, should there be a disincentive (or even a rule precluding) multiple conference appearances by the same faculty member? Here’s what I observe in the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Amanda Gonzalez: Must We Wait for Women to be Represented in Classroom Materials?

Must we wait for women to be represented in classroom materials? I’m slightly ashamed to admit that it took me an entire year of law school before I figured out that I needed to use the Examples and Explanations books … 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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Guest Blogger Liz Kukura – LSRJ Study Highlights Dearth of Reproductive Rights Law & Justice Courses

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently completed its first comprehensive survey of reproductive rights and justice course offerings at all ABA-approved law schools in the U.S. for the last seven years.  While perhaps not surprising to many within the … 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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Be an Affirming Teacher or Peer: No More Silence, No More Bullying, No More Discrimination

From a joint statement issued by GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network), PLFAG (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and The Trevor Project (crisis and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth): Recently, there has been heightened media attention surrounding the … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? GW Edition July 2010

The July 2010 issue of the George Washington Law Review is here.  It contains eight pieces (including the Foreward); zero are written by women. H/T Ruthann Robson -Bridget Crawford

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Feminist Law Prof 1L Stories Revisited

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Review has published another Law Stories issue, this one with the theme "One L Revisited" (including an introduction by author Scott Turow).  In this Summer 2010 issue, several law professors and other law … Continue reading

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NYSBA Announcement on US News Decision to “Rate” (Not Rank) Law Firms

New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP) sent this message today to the group’s members: As many of you know, U.S. News and World Report announced earlier this year that, working with … Continue reading

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Kansas Dean Search

 The University of Kansas is conducting a search for a new Dean of the Law School.  Details here.  The former Dean, Gail Agrawal is the incoming Dean at Iowa.

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Camille Nelson Named Dean at Suffolk Law

 Professor Camille Nelson (Hofstra) has been named Dean at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  Suffolk’s press release is here.

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Chapman Dean Search

Chapman University School of Law has announced its Dean’s Search.  Applications are welcome immediately.  For further details, see after the jump. Chapman law faculty members of the Dean’s Search Committee are Tom  Bell, Bobby Dexter,  Kurt Eggert, Henry Noyes, John … Continue reading

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The Internet Pile-on over a Woman Dean’s Paycheck

The legal blogosphere has been embroiled recently in a series of discussions about Karen Rothenberg, formerly dean at Maryland law.  For those living in a cave (or avoiding Above the Law as a paper-finishing strategy), the basic facts are these:  … Continue reading

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Ms. JD Fellowships for 2Ls

Ms. JD has announced a new fellowship opportunity for 2Ls, which will select 20 of the most promising second-year law students in the country and provide them with one-on-one career mentorship from the nation’s most accomplished female attorneys. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Call for Volunteers: Paying it Forward to other Women in Legal Education

Feminist Law Prof Colleen Medill (Nebraska), on behalf of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, is assembling a list of women law profs who might be willing to share materials, experiences, perspectives, etc. with other women law profs. … Continue reading

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