Category Archives: Law Teaching
Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, has published Tapping Reeve, Coverture, and America’s First Legal Treatise. Here is the abstract. In his 1816 treatise, The Law of Baron and Wife, Tapping Reeve of Litchfield Law School fame, rejected … Continue reading
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
The January 2, 2011 edition of the Chronicle reviewed “6 Top Smartphone Apps to Improve Teaching, Research, and Your Life.” Here are the ones that looked most useful to law profs: Attendance by David M. Reed (Computer Science, Capital University). … Continue reading
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
I received in my faculty mailbox today a new edition of Feminist Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials, published by West. The authors on this fourth edition are Cynthia Grant Bowman (Cornell), Laura Rosenbury (Wash. U. St. Louis), Deborah Tuerkheimer (DePaul) and … Continue reading
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
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
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
Elizabeth Schneider and Stephanie Wildman’s edited volume Women and the Law Stories, part of the Foundation Press series, is now in print. Here’s the Table of Contents: Introduction. Telling Stories to Courts: Women Claim Their Legal Rights, by Elizabeth M. … Continue reading
Here’s what a group of colleagues (myself included) did yesterday at my law school. Fourteen faculty and staff members joined together and distributed to all staff and faculty mailboxes the following signed letter and a sticker that reads “Be an Ally. Be … Continue reading
From Diana Hortsch, Director of the Law School Initiative at the Center for Reproductive Rights, this notice of a fellowship at Columbia Law School: The Center for Reproductive Rights – Columbia Law School Fellowship (“CRR-CLS Fellowship”) is a two-year, post-graduate fellowship offered … Continue reading
Those who teach Feminist Legal Theory or other classes in which pornography is a subject of academic discussion might be interested in this recording of an interview by Professor Gail Dines (Wheelock College) with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Professor Dines … Continue reading
From Anna Shavers (Nebraska): The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions. Areas of particular interest include business associations, corporate finance and governance, transactional skills courses, securitization, venture capital, entrepreneurship, patents, trusts and estates, … Continue reading
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW-INDIANAPOLIS invites applications from entry-level and experienced candidates for tenure-track and tenured appointments beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year. The law school seeks colleagues with distinguished academic records who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, … Continue reading
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
Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and The Washington College of Law 2010 Student Legal Essay Writing Competition
This call for essays may be of interest to students of Feminist Law Profs and others: The Modern American (TMA) announces the American University Washington College of Law (WCL) essay competition, open to all full-time and part-time law students … Continue reading
According to blogs in the legal academy, women did not fare well this year in the law school lateral hire market, with the majority of lateral moves being made by men. Further, Supreme Court clerkships are weighty credentials among academics … Continue reading
Many law schools have annual faculty retreats or “scholarship days” to showcase faculty scholarship. My home institution instituted that tradition two years ago. For the first time this year, we also held a “Faculty Teaching Day,” a half-day program for … Continue reading
Legally Blind Grading: Do Class Participation Docks and Boosts Unfairly Disadvantage Female and Minority Students?
I’ve been doing a series of guest posts (here, here, here, and here) over on PrawfsBlawg concerning what I refer to as “legally blind grading” in law school, i.e., the grading process under which law professors are deprived of information … Continue reading
Call for Panelists AALS Section on Women in Legal Education “Teaching Gender as a Core Value” 2011 AALS Annual Meeting January 4-8, 2011 San Francisco, California The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program during the … Continue reading
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
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
Check out this article in the Atlantic Monthly. Here is an excerpt: … Starting in 2002, Teach for America began using student test-score progress data to put teachers into one of three categories: those who move their students one and … Continue reading
There are some nice teaching resources for African-American history at AfroAmericanHeritage.com. Many of the materials are geared more for primary and secondary school students, but there are some especially nice posters that would make for good law school classroom … Continue reading
From the FLP Mailbox, this notice of a student writing competition that Feminist Law Profs might want to pass along to their students: National Association of Women Lawyers ® Fifth Annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition The National … Continue reading
Law Stories is a 30-strong (and growing) volume series published by Foundation Press and edited by Paul Caron, the Charles Harstock Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Each “Stories” volume … Continue reading
If you’re a law professor with young children, you’ve probably noticed that AALS has discontinued the previous practice of offering child care services to members attending the annual meeting, due to low enrollment in the past. Our understanding is that … Continue reading
From Law.com: … This July, Kyndra Rotunda filed a lawsuit against the Arlington, Va., school, where just three years before she had happily signed on as director of a legal assistance clinic for military service members. In her suit, she … Continue reading
Mary Dudziak has the details.
From the October 2009 edition of the ABA Journal, this information about iPhone applications that will interest students and professors: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ($2.99); Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure ($2.99); Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act ($4.99); Federal Rules … Continue reading
My law school isn’t doing any hiring this year, but I was still very interested in this posts: Hire with Wisdom and Interview with Kindness at Center of Gravitas, and a five part eries by Squadratomagico 1) The … Continue reading
Somehow I missed “Wake Up and Smell the Epistemology,” a thought-provoking article by Tim Clydesdale (Sociology, College of New Jersey) from the January 23, 2009 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education (pay site – sorry- day passes available). Professor … Continue reading
Here. I got my start in law teaching as an Hon. Abraham L. Freedman Graduate Teaching Fellow at Temple University’s School of Law and it was a wonderful experience. I learned how to teach in a supportive, mentor rich environment, … Continue reading
Today I received this update on the Westlaw situation (described here) from JosÃ© JuliÃ¡n Ãlvarez GonzÃ¡lez, pictured at left, Professor of Law at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (reprinted and attributed with his permission): After a very … Continue reading
Over at Prawfsblawg, Bennett Capers asks (here): Given the importance of this first impression, am I the only one that obsesses at the start of the school year about what to wear on the first day of class, down to … Continue reading
Westlaw has decided to discontinue providing free printers and associated supplies (paper, ink) to law school libraries in Puerto Rico. Westlaw provides these to other law schools on the U.S. mainland, and did provide them to the four Puerto Rican … Continue reading
Leiter has the details.
Is Sarah Palin really dumber than Joe Biden? Or is something else going on? From the WSJ: ************* Over the weekend, as we noted yesterday, Vice President Biden said that if Israel decides it needs to take military action against … Continue reading
Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court, has taught a course on Federal Appellate Court advocacy at Columbia for several years. While President Obama’s adjunct teaching job at the University of Chicago is often cited … Continue reading
The Deutsche Kinemathek Museum for Film and Television and the Bundeszentrale fÃ¼r politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) are collaborating on the “Internet Archive,” an on-line resource for film, television footage and photography from Germany in 1989 and 1990. … Continue reading
I’ve discovered the Positive Coaching Alliance through volunteering with my local youth Little League. That organization uses the “broken windows” concept in training coaches, parents and players to take a holistic (my word, not theirs) approach to sports — as … Continue reading
Avoiding a Biased Exam: Always Expect Students to Know the Law But Never Expect Them to Know the Facts
(Cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg) I remember being a law student and taking the class Women and the Law with the terrific Susan Grover when a topic came up that would (thankfully) inform the way that I draft my law school exams … Continue reading
â€œThis job is easy for people who’ve never done it,”Justice Thomas said later.”What I have found in this job is they know more about it than I do, especially if they have the title, law professor.”
Ouch. Those are the concluding words of this article.
The University of South Carolina School of Law’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year is: Prof. Danielle Holley-Walker!
Hooray! Proof that our students have excellent judgment and taste.
The Library of Congress now has its own YouTube Channel (here)! For law profs looking for video clips to supplement teaching materials, this may become a valuable resource in the future. For now, the channel has clips of discussions by … Continue reading
Press release here. Via Leiter.
Editors: Kathleen A. Bergin and Tracy L. McGaugh Hurricane Katrina was unlike any other weather disaster to hit the United States in the way it exposed deficiencies in federal, state, and local disaster planning and management. It was also unique … Continue reading
Current Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Taking his place as Acting Dean is Prof. Kate Stith. More here.
Columbia Law School division. This lecture series is advertising this speaker line up: ‘Hate Speech’ and Incitement to Violence This workshop series is being convened by Professor Kendall Thomas and Lecturer-in-Law Peter Molnar, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for … Continue reading