Feminists at Law and Society meeting

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Dear Friends,

You may be interested in these great feminist panels to be held at the upcoming Law & Society meeting (note the work of the new Feminist CRN!)  Here are the details:

Violence Against Women  panels

Saturday, June 4, 10:15-12:00

Author-Meets-Reader – Restorative Justice & Violence Against Women, edited by James Ptacek, LSA  3220

Authors: Rashmi Goel,  Mimi Kim, James Ptacek

Readers: Madelaine Adelman,  Lynne Henderson, Leigh Goodmark,  Chair & Reader: Donna Coker

Saturday, June 4, 4:30-6:15

Structural Inequalities & Violence Against Women, 3527  Organizers:  Donna Coker & Deborah Weissman Chair/Discussant: Liz Schneider

Elizabeth MacDowell and Ann Cammett, Structural Inequality and Violence Against Women: Models of Invisibility (discussing the work of their UNLV clinic that assists poor families affected by incarceration and the potential for clinical pedagogy to teach students about intersectional issues, and the possibilities for advocacy and social change.)

Madelaine Adelman, Title: TBA  (The relationship between the state and domestic violence is multidimensional, contested and contradictory. In this study based in Israel and the US, I trace how the state has been mobilized and reconfigured to intervene into and prevent domestic violence, but I also demonstrate how the state engenders domestic violence.)

Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, Gender Justice and Human Rights: Revisiting the Links between Domestic Violence & Reproductive Rights Advocacy (courts, advocates, and academics view domestic violence and reproductive rights as separate spheres of women’s rights advocacy in the U.S., and fail to recognize their common ground: the expropriation of women’s sexuality by a patriarchal system that dominates the family and the law.)

Donna Coker, Teaching Domestic Violence Through the Lens of Structural Inequality in a Non-Clinical Domestic Violence Law School Class (discussing in particular the challenges of teaching class and economic rights.)

Deborah Weissman, From the Politics of Denunciation to the Politics of Redistributive Justice (addressing the failure of feminist activism to sufficiently engage in a critique of political economy and how such failure has materialized in troubling response to the crises in Mexico – femicides and drug cartel violence– both of which have consequences for feminism.)

Sunday, June 5, 8:15-10:00 a.m.  Respecting and Contesting the Rights of Women and Children 4116

SESSION PARTICIPANTS:                    
Session Organizer: Mindie Lazarus-Black
Chair/Discussant: Donna Coker
Contradictions in Children’s Rights in Peru: The Right to Work or the Right Not to Work? – Dena Aufseeser
From Gender-Based Violence to Women’s Violence in Haiti – Benedetta Faedi Duramy
Rights, Resources, and the Vulnerability of Children in Post-Disaster Settings – Jonathan Todres
The Diffusion of Disability Rights Policy: A Focus on Special Education in South Korea -Elizabeth Palley and Joan Yoo

Translating the UN Convention: Language and Inclusive Education Rights in Germany – Katharina Heyer

Who Benefits from Constitutional Equality Rights? An Empirical Overview of Canadian Court Rulings Since 1989 –  Bruce Ryder

Feminist Legal Theory CRN 

Friday, June 3rd

8:15 to 10:00 AM Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, and Sexuality

Chair:  Nancy Knauer

 Modernizing Divorce Jurisdiction, Courtney Joslin

                        Commentator:  Susan Appleton

 Changing the Marriage Equation, Deborah Widiss

                       Commentator:  Alicia Kelly

The Neutered Parent, Suzanne Kim

                        Commentator:  Eleanor Brown

 June Cleaver, Mommie Dearest, the Lone Wolf, and the Family Man: How Constructions of Gender, Marriage, Love, and Parenthood Influence Penal Attitudes, Jody Madeira

                        Commentator:  Zvi Triger

10:15 to 12:00 PM

The “Economics” of the Family

            Chair:  Noah Zatz

 Mobility Mandates, Naomi Schoenbaum

                        Commentator:  Gillian Lester

 An Unusual Theory for the Economic Success of Jamaican Migrant Families: The Grant of Constructive Property and Contract Rights to Jamaican Slave Women, Eleanor Brown

                        Commentator:  Nestor Davidson 

Navigating Gender, Vulnerability and Connection, Alicia Kelly

                        Commentator:  Laura Kessler

The Family and the Market: Redux, Maxine Eichner

                        Commentator:  Noah Zatz

2:30 to 4:15 PM

Business Meeting

            Discussion facilitator:  Kathryn Abrams

 4:30 to 6:15 PM

Challenging the Canons of Family Law and Feminist Legal Theory

Chair: Susan Appleton

Disenchanting the Public-Private Distinction, Kathryn Abrams

            Commentator:  Pat Cain

Family Law Reimagined: Recasting the Canon of Family Law, Jill Hasday

            Commentator:  Dorothy Roberts

The Performative Family, Clare Huntington

            Commentator:  Susan Stiritz

Work Wives, Laura Rosenbury

            Commentator:  Martha Chamallas

 7:00 PM

Pay-your-own-way dinner at Straits Café, 845 Market Street, prix fixe menu (including numerous vegetarian options), $45/person (drinks excluded).   RSVP by May 27th to Maya Manian, at mmanian@usfca.edu.  Guests welcome.  

Saturday, June 4

8:15 to 10:00 AM

Selected Topics: Sexualities, Domestic Violence, and Mothering

Chair:  Deborah Widiss

Sex Ed for Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Regulation and Revision, Susan Appleton & Susan Stiritz,

            Commentator:  Jody Madeira 

Reimagining Domestic Violence Law and Policy through an Anti-Essentialist Lens, Leigh Goodmark

            Commentator:  Deborah Widiss

Of Woman Born? Technology, Relationship and the Right to a Human Mother, Jennifer Hendricks

Commentator:  Maya Manian

 4:30 to 6:15 PM

The Future of Fatherhood

Chair:  Maxine Eichner

Legal Lessons from the Media, Masculinities, and Mr. Mom, Beth Burkstrand-Reid

Commentator: Courtney Joslin

The Paternity Riddle, Melanie Jacobs

Commentator:  Maxine Eichner

Absent and Unnatural Fathers: The False Competition between Black Dads and Gay Dads, Kim Pearson

Commentator:  Prabha Kotiswaran

The First Father, Jessica Dixon Weaver

Commentator:  Jennifer Hendricks

Sunday, June 5th

8:15 to 10:00 AM

The Law and Economics of Family Obligation

Chair: Laura Kessler

Discussant: Martha Ertman

Fairness and Formulas: The Standardization of Family Law When There Is No Standard Family, Katharine Baker

When Someday Is Today:  Updating Hartog’s History into the Era of Medicaid and Modern Marriage, Mary Anne Case

The Reluctant Caregiver, Laura Kessler

Adult Children and Disabled Elderly Parents: Proximity, Co-residence, and Introa- and Inter-Household Transfers, Liliana Pezzin, Robert Pollak (presenter), & Barbara Schone

When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: Compensating Family Caregivers in the Workers’ Compensation Context, Peggie Smith


About Donna Coker

Law Professor at University of Miami School of Law
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