Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Montclair (NJ) High School Students Prevented from Placing Donated Menstrual Products in School Restrooms

A couple of years ago, students at Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey began placing in school bathrooms various menstrual products they gathered through school-wide tampon and pad donation drives. By all accounts, the project seems to have been well-received by teachers … Continue reading

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Giorkaris & Pouliasi on “Tampon Taxes and Gender (In)Equality: The Cyprus Case Study”

Dr Ioannis P. Giokaris (University of Nicosia) and Maria Eleni Pouliasi (O.P. Jindal Global University) have published To Tax or Not to Tax? Tampon Taxes and Gender (In)Equality: The Cyprus Case Study, 21 Cyprus Rev. 257 (2020). Here is the … Continue reading

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Cornell Law School/London South Bank University Transnational Feminism Symposium Announcement 3/26/21

Cornell Law School and London South Bank University are hosting a global online conference on Friday, March 26, 2021, entitled  “Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory.” The central theme of this conference will focus on the legacies … Continue reading

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Request for Signatories on Petition Asking St. Andrews University (Scotland) Reverse Decision to Terminate Contract of Director of Institute for Gender Studies

The University of St. Andrews has decided to terminate the contract of Dr. Alison Duncan Kerr, director of its Institute for Gender Studies. Dr. Andrews was hired to establish the St. Andrews Institute for Gender Studies. But her contract position … Continue reading

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Making the Case of a Constitutional Right to Menstrual Products for Prisoners and Detainees: Flores v. City of New York (E.D. N.Y. Feb. 19, 2021)

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a ruling last week that plaintiff Jennifer Flores can move forward with her suit alleging violations of her constitutional rights by failing to provide her with access … Continue reading

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Michelle Wie West Pwns Guiliani & All Other Men Who Objectify Female Athletes (…& Rudy doesn’t know from “panties”)

Michelle Wie West, golfer extraordinaire and winner of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, was spot on in her response to disgusting comments by disgraced lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Michelle Wie West, you said it well! A reminder (yet again) to “fans” … Continue reading

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“Righting” and Rewriting: Reflections on Five Feminist Judgments Projects 2/22 @FemLegalStudies

On Monday, February 22, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law will sponsor a discussion, “Righting” and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects. Here … Continue reading

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Germany Lowers its #TamponTax but Still Discriminates

Following the model of online campaigns against the tampon tax in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the U.S., in March 2018, two German women launched a petition at Change.org urging “Die Periode ist kein Luxus – senken Sie die Tamponsteuer!” … Continue reading

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Michigan Governor Proposes Budget That Will Allow Repeal of State’s Tampon Tax

Back in August, the team over at Period Equity filed a class action law suit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s sales tax on menstrual products and seeking a refund (with interest) for prior taxes paid by approximately 2.4 million consumers. … Continue reading

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“Young Australian of the Year” Isobel Marshall Honored for Menstrual Equity Work

Every year in Australia, the non-profit (and government owned) National Australia Day Council gives several awards: Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero. The awards are meant to serve … Continue reading

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MacKinnon on “Weaponizing the First Amendment: An Equality Reading”

Catharine A. MacKinnon has published Weaponizing the First Amendment: An Equality Reading, 106 Va. L. Rev. 1223 (2020). Here is an abstract: This Article traces how and why the First Amendment has gone from a shield of the powerless to … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Colloquium on “Gender Equality Aspects Amid a Pandemic: Discussions on Tax Measures and Fiscal Policy”

The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Taxation and Fiscal Policy at the Copenhagen Business School is sponsoring a 9-part colloquium series featuring researchers from around the world. On February 17, 2021, the session is “Gender Equality Aspects Amid a Pandemic: Discussions … Continue reading

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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, “The Fight for Menstrual Equity Continues in 2021”

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (NYU Brennan Center and Period Equity) has published a new op-ed in Marie Claire. Here’s what she calls “the five menstrual equity policies we should commit to fighting for in 2021:” End the Tampon Tax Across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Visiting Professor/Associate Professor

The College of Law is seeking qualified applicants for a one-semester visit to be held at the University of Iowa College of Law during the academic year 2021-2022. Qualified applicants should be experienced law school professors with a record of … Continue reading

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Mitchell Hamline School of Law Seeks VAPs for 2021-2022

Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks entry-level candidates to join our growing, vibrant faculty as visiting assistant professors (VAPs) in July 2021. Appointment is for two years with an option to be considered for a one-year renewal. The VAP program … Continue reading

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Celebrating US Feminist Judgments Employment Discrimination + Essay on Bostock

Congratulations to Ann McGinley, Nicole Porter and all of the fantastic contributors on the publication of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions (Cambridge University Press 2020)! Separate and apart from the book, project participants Ann McGinley (UNLV), Nicole Porter (Toledo), … Continue reading

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#BlackTaxpayersMatter: Intersection of Race, Tax Systems, Laws and Enforcement

#BlackTaxpayersMatter: Intersection of Race, Tax Systems, Laws and Enforcement Date: Friday, February 5, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Format: Free non-CLE Webinar Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Human Rights, … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting to Specialty Law Reviews and Journals in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve updated this guide to submitting to 29 specialty law reviews and law journals classified by the W&L Law Journal Rankings under the subject  “Gender, Women and Sexuality,” as well as  5 additional journals with the word “gender” in the … Continue reading

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@ColoLaw Names 4 Dean Finalists — All Women!

The four finalists for the deanship at Colorado Law are: Michèle Alexandre, dean and professor of law, Stetson University College of Law. Johanna Bond, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law. Lolita Buckner … Continue reading

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Tribute to Deborah Rhode by Joanna Grossman, Katharine Bartlett & Deborah Brake

Over at Verdict (here), Joanna Grossman (SMU), Kate Bartlett (Duke) and Debbie Brake (Pitt) have posted a beautiful tribute to their friend, colleague and co-author Deborah Rhode, who died earlier this month at the age of 68.  Professors Rhode, Grossman, … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye U.K Tampon Tax

Global Citizen has a good write-up here about the elimination of VAT on menstrual products, coincident with Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, as of January 1, 2021. Other than Ireland, all other EU countries impose a VAT on menstrual … Continue reading

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Remembering Deborah Rhode, 1952-2021

Stanford Law School has posted a wonderful tribute here. An excerpt follows: “Deborah was a pioneering woman on the Stanford faculty when she joined the law school in 1979. A beloved teacher and mentor to many, she will be missed by … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Florida A&M University College of Law Seeking Director of Legal Research and Writing

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing to administer and direct the College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Florida A&M University College of Law Seeking Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program to administer and direct the College of Law’s clinic and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Deborah Rhode

  Via colleagues at Stanford and elsewhere, we have received sad news of the passing of Professor Deborah Rhode.  Professor Rhode was a friend and mentor to so many feminist law professors and others. Here is information from her faculty … Continue reading

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Faculty Hiring Announcement – University of Dayton School of Law

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. Areas of particular need include contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax. Applicants must have a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Liz Schneider and Ben Liptzin!

Today’s New York Times has a lovely wedding announcement/profile of Liz Schneider (Brooklyn Law) and Dr. Benjamin Liptzin. Here is an excerpt: “Never in my life did I imagine until I met Ben, I could meet someone I had so … Continue reading

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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Health Law Position – Tenured or Tenure Track Loyola University New Orleans is now accepting applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Health Law to begin August 1, 2021. We particularly welcome candidates … Continue reading

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The University of Oklahoma College of Law Faculty Search Announcement

The University of Oklahoma College of Law  Associate Professor of Law  The University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks outstanding applicants, either entry level or pre-tenure lateral, to fill a full-time tenure-track position to begin fall semester 2021. Successful applicants … Continue reading

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New Planned Smithsonian Museums: The Identity Debates Continue

The New York Times recently ran a story (here) about two new proposed Smithsonian Museums: a National Museum of the American Latino and a national women’s history museum. Funding approval for both museums came as part of the year-end COVID … Continue reading

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OSU Moritz College of Law – Alternative Dispute Resolution Faculty Position

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks lateral candidates from the junior to the senior rank in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, broadly understood. We thus welcome expressions of active interest from faculty who research and write … Continue reading

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Austria Lowered Its Tampon Tax But Missed an Opportunity to Eliminate Its Discriminatory Law

The Austria Federal Council (the upper house of the country’s parliament) has approved the COVID-19 Tax Measures Act. See here. Apart from the extension of the lower 5% VAT tax on certain sectors (such as hospitality) and the creation of … Continue reading

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Spindelman on “The Constitutionality of Reason-Based Abortion Bans”

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has published with the Georgetown Law Review Online his essay Embracing Casey: June Medical Services LLC v. Russo and the Constitutionality of Reason-Based Abortion Bans. Here is the abstract: June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo has … Continue reading

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Updated Guide to Submitting Essays, Commentaries, Reviews to Online Law Review Companions

I’ve updated and expanded my guide to submitting to online law review companions at 60 law schools. It is here on SSRN.  As before, the document contains information about word count limitations, subject matter preferences, submission details and other guidelines … Continue reading

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This Week in #MenstrualEquity News

This week in menstrual equity news from around the world…. The Scottish Parliament passed a bill making menstrual products available at no charge to all who need them. Products will be in all schools (including university) and the government can … Continue reading

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Interview with Prof Deborah Gordon on Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts & Estates Opinions

In this interview, Professor Deborah Gordon (Drexel), one of the editors of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts & Estates Opinions (2020), talks about critical opinion writing and the challenges of rewriting opinions using precedents and facts in existence at the time … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Hiring Announcement

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites applications to fill up to two full-time, academic tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The … Continue reading

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CFP: Trusts & Estates at LSA 2021

  Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois (& Virtual), May 27-30, 2021 Call for Participation – Deadline December 31, 2020 11:59 PM ET(USA) Submission Link: here The Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research … Continue reading

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CFP: Transnational Legal Feminism – Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory – Abstract Deadline Dec. 15

Transnational Legal Feminism – Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory  A Transnational Legal Theory Journal Virtual Symposium in collaboration with London South Bank University and Cornell Law School’s India Law Center 25-26 March 2021 Overview The Transnational … Continue reading

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CFP: 2021 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity

The Detroit Mercy Law Review at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has extended the deadline for proposals for its 105th annual symposium, which will be held March 5, 2021.  This year’s topic is Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity, focusing on disparities arising from the … Continue reading

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CFP: Symposium on the COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia

The COVID care crisis and other multiplying effects of related shutdowns, embedded inequalities, and health and safety risks are likely disproportionately impacting people with caregiving responsibilities in academia. The division that separates work from home has collapsed, threatening the very … Continue reading

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Yuvraj Joshi on “Racial Transition,” forthcoming in Washington University Law Review

Yuvraj Joshi (Fellow, Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article, Racial Transition, 98 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). Here is the abstract: The United States is a nation in transition, struggling to surmount its racist past. This … Continue reading

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New Article: “Period Poverty in a Pandemic: Harnessing Law to Achieve Menstrual Equity”

Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) and I have posted to SSRN a draft of our article Period Poverty in a Pandemic: Harnessing Law to Achieve Menstrual Equity, 98 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). Here is the abstract: Period poverty is … Continue reading

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Remarks of Zelle W. Andrews at Westchester Women’s Agenda Conference at Sarah Lawrence College (circa 2012)

Dr. Zelle Andrews, a graduate of Wheaton College and the University of Hawai’i, had a long career as an organizer and activist.  She served as president of the New York State and Westchester chapters of the National Organization for Women, … Continue reading

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Corbin on “Religious Liberty in a Pandemic”

Caroline Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her essay, Religious Liberty in a Pandemic,70 Duke LJ. Online 1 (2020): Here is the abstract: The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented shutdown of the United States. The stay-at-home orders issued by most … Continue reading

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Professor Kristin Johnson to Join Emory Law School

From Emory’s website, this news of a lateral move by Professor Kristin Johnson: Emory University School of Law welcomes Kristin Johnson to the faculty beginning in January 2021. Johnson comes to Emory Law from Tulane University Law School where she … Continue reading

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Emory Law Journal CFP: Systemic Racism in the Law & Anti-Racist Solutions

From students at the Emory Law Journal: We write to you in troubling times, yet we are hopeful for a brighter future ahead. First, we hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Second, we want … Continue reading

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Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast!

The indomitable conveners of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project have a new podcast series. Here‘s a précis of the first episode:  Episode 1: Drury – history and cultural legacies In 1998, Marylin McKenna was murdered by Stuart Drury. Drury was … Continue reading

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ANU Student Work Comparing Justice Kagan and Justice Bell

Professor Heather Roberts (Australian National University) teaches a course called Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law. Her students produce some engaging work that may be of interest to readers.  Consider this podcast (with video) featuring work by student Jessica … Continue reading

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New Class Action to Tampon Tax in Michigan

In case you missed it, there is a new lawsuit challenging the Michigan state sales tax on menstrual products. The Detroit News has a story (here). Emily Beggs, Clare Pfeiffer and Wei Ho are seeking class action status on behalf of … Continue reading

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