Feminism and Legal Theory Project Celebrates 40th Anniversary and Archive Dedication

On April 5, 2024, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University School of Law will celebrate its 40th Anniversary and the dedication of the FLT Archive to MacMillan Law Library at Emory.

Click here to see the tentative schedule of the full-day academic program and register to attend. It is a fantastic line-up of speakers.

The archive may be of particular interest to anyone doing work on the history of feminist thought. Details on the archive appear after the fold. 

     “The Feminism and Legal Theory Project Archives at Emory The FLT Project Archive at Emoryis a tremendous resource for feminist research – it is an evolving record of the feminist thought and critique that twenty-three years of the Project has brought to the profession of law and to the next generation of legal professionals.31 It is also an archive of analysis of women’s subordination in law, for the purpose of law reform toward a more gender-equal society. The archives exist to organize and preserve unfiltered records of the collaborative development of decades of feminist legal theory so that future generations of feminist scholars will have access to these materials that are relevant to their work and to women’s lives.    

Preserved in the archives are materials from over fifty-three different FLT Project workshops and conferences, as well as numerous other events, and excitingly, several workshop topics have been revisited multiple times spanning decades. The majority of the archived workshop papers are drafts, many of which were later revised and published in law reviews or anthologies. In addition to the scholarship in print, the archives include many audio CDs of the presentations at earlier workshops and DVDs of the presentations at most workshops from 1992 to the present.”  – Vanessa King, MSLS, MA

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project (FLT). During those 40 years, we have held workshops, hosted visitors, and generally worked to encourage and facilitate feminist analyses of law and legal institutions. The FLT archive (preserved at Emory University) contains the audiovisual recordings of each workshop, as well as hard copies of the papers delivered. The material in the archive offers a unique and compelling historical record of the processes whereby feminist concepts were explored and applied in conversations and contestations that ultimately helped shape the direction(s), not only of feminist legal theory but critical theory itself. The archive is an (as of yet) underutilized resource for scholars.” – Martha Albertson Fineman, Martha T. McCluskey, and Samuel H. Burry (Call for Papers, Feminist Approaches to State and Governance, December 2023)

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