Where are the Women? University of Toronto L.J. Edition (Again and Again)

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This academic year, the University of Toronto Law Journal has managed to publish 3 issues having only one female author each.  From the TOC to Volume 62:1 (2012) (posted here):

Pandectism and the Gaian classification of things
Francesco Giglio

From author’s right to property right
Simon Stern

Redressing the right wrong: The argument from corrective justice
Douglas Sanderson

Review Article
Contextual constitutionalism after the UK Human Rights Act 1998
Evan Fox-Decent

Book Reviews

Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa by Kamari Maxine Clarke and Culture under Cross-Examination: International Justice and the Special Court for Sierra Leone by Tim Kelsall
Erica Bussey

A Perilous Imbalance: The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance by Stephen Clarkson and Stepan Wood
Derek McKee

And don’t get any hopes up for the next issue, either.  From the  TOC to Volume 62:2 (2012) (posted here):

The Sword in the Zone: Fantasies of Land-Use Planning Law

Ed Morgan

Recent Developments in WTO Jurisprudence: Has the Appellate Body Resolved the Issue of an Appropriate Standard of Review in SPS Cases?
Tracey Epps

Corrective Justice and Unjust Enrichment
Matthew Doyle

The Logic of Planning and the Aim of the Law
N E Simmonds

Why Compare? Comments on Kevin Jon Heller and Markus D Dubber’s The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law
Leo Zaibert

We’ve already blogged about Vol 61: Issue 3 (here), which published only one female author.

Two of the 9 articles in Volume 61: Issue 4, a “Special Issue” on Constitutionalism and the Criminal Law, were by women (see here).

-Bridget Crawford

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2 Responses to Where are the Women? University of Toronto L.J. Edition (Again and Again)

  1. clapifyoulikeme says:

    My experience with academia tells me that its denizens are familiar with the concept of protest. Why not do it? Get professors, law and otherwise, to boycott journals that aren’t giving women adequate–or any–representation. Don’t submit to them, don’t assign them, don’t cite them. Obviously you would have to get male professors involved as well, but at least a little publicity would bring it to the attention of people other than the ones already on your side. And talk to students, too. They’re young and (theoretically?) more committed to equality. What happens when they go on strike?This is bullshit. And, by the way, makes law schools look bad. When I look at grad schools I’m going to take into account the school’s commitment to gender equality, and I’m not the only one.

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