Category Archives: Academia

Open Library of Humanities Special Issue on “The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty”

The Open Library of Humanities has a special issue devoted to “The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty.” The editors are Bettina Bildhauer (University of St Andrews), Camilla Røstvik (University of Leeds) and … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting Shorter Pieces to Online Law Review Companions

I’ve expanded the coverage from journals at 20 schools to 45 schools, here.

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Does Feminist Legal Theory Matter to the Schlesinger Library? Or Smith? Or Duke? Or Brown?

Earlier this week, Ms. Magazine published an article (here) revealing the somewhat surprising decision of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University to decline the records of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, begun at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 … Continue reading

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Inaugural GO LILA Workshop

Professor Maritza Reyes (FAMU Law) provided this report from the Inaugural Graciela Olivárez Latinas in the Legal Academy Workshop: Stanford Law School Dean Jenny S. Martinez and the Planning Committee of the 2022 Inaugural Graciela Olivárez Latinas in the Legal … Continue reading

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Nebraska Repeals its Tampon Tax and Broadens Access for Prisoners and Detainees

On April 20, 2022, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law Nebraska LB 984. Effective October 1, 2022, menstrual products will not be subject to state sales tax and city. The same bill also requires state, county and city jails … Continue reading

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Launch of The Legal Accountability Project by @AlizaShatzman & Matthew Goodman

Aliza Shatzman (JD 2019, Wash U Law) and Matthew Goodman (JD 2019, Wash U Law) have announced the launch of The Legal Accountability Project. Here is a description of the non-profit’s aims: The Legal Accountability Project’s goal is to ensure … Continue reading

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What Universities Don’t Understand About Menopause

From Linda Nordling, Why Menopause Matters in the Academic Workplace, Nature (May 11, 2022): In Australia, where women make up 57% of the higher-education workforce and 78% of the health and social-care sector, a survey last year of menopausal women … Continue reading

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FIU Law Review Symposium Edition: The COVID Care Crisis and Its Implications for Legal Academia

The FIU Law Review has published (here) a Symposium Issues on “The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia.” Here is the table of contents: The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia, Cyra Akila Choudhury“Blood, … Continue reading

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Sage Advice on Law Review Submissions via Break Into Tax from Leandra Lederman, Jonathan Choi & Indiana Law Journal 3L Editor Abbi Semnisky

Some colleagues may know that Leandra Lederman (Indiana) and Allison Christians (McGill) are the cohosts of a YouTube video series called Break Into Tax that reviews important tax-related concepts and ideas in a fun and student-friendly way. In a recent … Continue reading

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Nunna, Price & Tietz on “Hierarchy, Race & Gender in Legal Scholarly Networks”

Keerthana Nunna (Michigan JD ’21), W. Nicholson Price II (Michigan) and Jonathan Tietz (Michigan) have posted to SSRN their working paper Hierarchy, Race & Gender in Legal Scholarly Networks.  Here is the abstract: A potent myth of legal academic scholarship … Continue reading

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CFP—Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

Abstracts are due 2/15/22   Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture   With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered About Best Way to Submit Piece to an Online Law Review or Journal?

Here is some info about submitting to the online companions at 20 journals.

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Lessons from Outgoing Editors at Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review, and Yale Law Journal (and please stop calling scholarship “sexy”)

Tonight I attended the “Stanford-Harvard-Yale Joint Journal Information Session” billed as follows: Description: Wondering how to submit to the Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review, or Yale Law Journal? Join our live Q&A webinar next week, January 31 at 4:00 … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between an Article and an Essay? Part 3

I’ve previously mused here and here on the differences between an “article” and an “essay” intended for publication in a law review. Today I stumbled across this definition from the editors of the Harvard Law Review: A piece will be … Continue reading

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Laufer-Ukeles on The Power of Blood: The Many Faces of Menstruation in Jewish Law and Beyond @UDaytonLaw

Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, University of Dayton School of Law; Academic Center for Law & Science (Mishpat College of Law), is publishing The Power of Blood: The Many Faces of Menstruation in Jewish Law and Beyond in volume 41 of the Columbia Journal … Continue reading

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Please add your tributes to #GloriaWatkins #bellhooks here

Please use the comments to post your tributes to Gloria Watkins (aka bell hooks) here. We’ll aggregate all of the comments into a single post after December 30, 2021. May she rest in peace and power.

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bell hooks, a literary giant

bell hooks, a literary giant, has passed on. In the single, brief interaction that I had with her, she reminded me of what it takes to achieve such greatness.  

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Do-Gooder #Menstrual Capitalism with a Dose of Public Relations Built In

Summer 2020 included the tweetstorm publicizing the awful (and arguably unconstitutional, so say Emily Waldman and I) prohibitions on bar examinees bringing their own menstrual products to the exam. In response, the menstrual underwear company Thinx offered to send a … Continue reading

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Using Rewritten Judicial Opinions to Teach CRT While Reinforcing Doctrinal Lessons

These are certainly interesting times to teach and write about critical race theory. As CRT becomes the new political scapegoat, US law schools are (finally) beginning to explore how to teach students law while also teaching them about the racism … Continue reading

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Entin’s Tribute To Ruth Bader Ginsburg @CWRU_Law

Jonathan L. Entin, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has published a Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 71 Case Western Reserve Law Review 1 2020).  Download the article from SSRN at the link.   

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Widiss on Menstruation Discrimination and the Problem of Shadow Precedents

Deborah A. Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, is publishing Menstruation Discrimination and the Problem of Shadow Precedents in the Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law. Here is the abstract. A burgeoning menstrual justice movement calls attention to … Continue reading

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Highlights of 37 Years of the Feminist Legal Theory Project

The latest newsletter (here) of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Project at Emory University, spearheaded by Martha Fineman, highlights many of the contributions made over the last 37 years by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project.  The Feminism and … Continue reading

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Names Are Important: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, and the Law: A Research Bibliography

Dana Neacşu, David Brian Holt, and Margaret Butler have published Names are Important: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, and the Law: A Research Bibliography (2006-2016) (2018). Here is the abstract. This chapter accompanies a bibliography describing legal scholarship related to sexual … 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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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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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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A Podcast Of Interest! Lady Justice Law @LadyJusticePodc

Lady Justice Law is a unique podcast that features four women state supreme court justices: Justices Eva Guzman (TX), Bridget McCormack (MI), Beth Walker (WV), & Rhonda Wood (AR). Check it out!

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Are There Differences Between the Female Brain and the Male Brain? After More Than a Hundred Years of Testing, Scientists Still Can’t Tell @TheConversationUS

Read more in this article by Ari Berkowitz, for the Conversation.

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Thomas on The Jurisprudence of the First Woman Judge, Florence Allen: Challenging the Myth of Women Judging Differently @ProfTracyThomas

Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law, is publishing The Jurisprudence of the First Woman Judge, Florence Allen: Challenging the Myth of Women Judging Differently, in volume 27 of the William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender & … Continue reading

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Maritza Reyes on Lessons in Public Advocacy and Self-Defense: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responded to Representative Ted Yoho’s Reported Sexist Epithets

I urge all of you to watch and listen to what U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in the public record (on July 23, 2020) in the U.S. Congress about reportedly being called a “fucking bitch” and other epithets often hurled … Continue reading

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Johnson on Lessons Learned From the Suffrage Movement

Margaret E Johnson, University of Baltimore School of Law, has published Lessons Learned From the Suffrage Movement at 2 Maryland Bar Journal 115 (2020). Here is the abstract. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth … Continue reading

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Kathleen Kim and Yxta Maya Murray, Advice & Consent: A Play in One Act (2019) @murrayyxta

Kathleen Kim, and Yxta Maya Murray, both of the Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, have published Advice & Consent: A Play in One Act as Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-19. Here is the abstract. On September … Continue reading

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Katz on Nellie G. Robinson and Women’s Right to Hold Public Office in Ohio @elizabethdkatz

Elizabeth D. Katz, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law, is publishing ‘A Woman Stumps Her State’: Nellie G. Robinson and Women’s Right to Hold Public Office in Ohio, in volume 53 of the Akron Law Review (2020). Here is … Continue reading

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Dembroff, Kohler-Hausmann, and Sugarman on What Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Teach Us About Sex and Causes

Robin Dembroff, Issa Kohler-Hausmann, and Elise Sugarman, all of Yale University, are publishing What Taylor Swift and Beyonce Teach Us About Sex and Causes in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract.   In the consolidated cases … Continue reading

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Forbes post on Gender and COVID-19

Quoting Joan Meier (GW) and Naomi Schoenbaum (GW): With schools and day care centers closed, there’s increasing concern about the impact on women. Lauren Hall, who is involved in running various Facebook groups with other mothers, told me “it’s clear … Continue reading

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SLU Law Journal CFP: Teaching Law Online

From colleagues at SLU: The Saint Louis University Law Journal is proud to announce the twenty-second installment of the Journal’s Teaching series, Teaching Law Online. The Journal created the Teaching series in 2000 as a forum for scholars, judges, and … Continue reading

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@NevLawJournal CFP: Race AND Gender AND Policing – May 5 Deadline for Abstracts

From colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law Program on Race, Gender & Policing: We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the Nevada Law Journal on … Continue reading

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Omnes in Viam Latinam

Today I witnessed a fairly common exchange on a particular listserv of which I am a member.  Member A made a contribution that Member B deemed inappropriate for the subject-matter of the list.  Member B passed judgment on Member A’s … Continue reading

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University of Baltimore Feminist Legal Theory Conference Rescheduled

The University of Baltimore’s Center on Applied Feminism 12th Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Applied Feminism and Privacy, originally scheduled for April 2-3, 2020, is now scheduled for October 15-16, 2020. Professors Margaret Johnson and Michele Gilman, Co-Directors, Center on Applied … Continue reading

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McCrudden on Gender-Based Positive Action in Employment in Europe

Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, has published Gender-Based Positive Action in Employment in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Legal and Policy Approaches in the EU and EEA. Here is the abstract. This report considers the use of … Continue reading

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Talking with High School Students about the #Tampon Tax

Logan Kenny is a high school sophomore attending USC Upstate through the Scholar’s Academy program located in South Carolina.  She is currently working on a research paper about the tax on feminine-hygiene products in the US. She recently contacted Professor … Continue reading

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Suffolk Law Seeks Spring 2021 Trusts & Estates Visitor

Suffolk University Law School in Boston is looking for a Spring 20201 visitor to teach Trusts & Estates.  Here is the info: Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a position as a Visiting Professor for the Spring … Continue reading

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LSU Law Center: Visiting Position Open 2020-2021 for Academic Year, or Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Semester

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a visiting professor for the 2020-21 academic year or for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 in the following areas: federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and evidence. Applicants should … Continue reading

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CFP: Taxation and Gender Equality, Sept. 14-15, 2020

Taxation and Gender Equality Conference: Research Roundtable and Policy Program September 14-15, 2020 Deadline for Expressions of Interest: March 15, 2020 As the Organizers and members of the Academic Advisory Committee we are pleased to issue this Announcement and Call … Continue reading

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Carbado & Harris on “Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory”

In June, 2019, Devon Carbado (UCLA) and Cheryl Harris (UCLA)  published an important essay, Intersectionality at 30: Mapping the Margins of Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 2193 (2019). It provides an excellent and nuanced understanding of … Continue reading

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UConn Dean’s Search

The University of Connecticut has announced the opening of the search for the next Dean of the School of Law.  The official announcement — together with information about applications and nominations as well as links to the position description — … Continue reading

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Allen, Jackson & Harris on “The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline

Renée Nicole Allen (St. John’s), Alicia Jackson (FAMU), and DeShun Harris (Memphis) have posted to SSRN their article, The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Legal Education, U. Detroit Mercy L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019). Here is the … Continue reading

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Why Do Many Female Faculty Members (Rightfully) Insist on Being Called “Professor”?

The answer is that many women, especially women of color, women with non-traditional bodies, women who are young, women who are middle0aged, women who are old, women who speak with an accent, and gender non-conforming folks, to name a few, … Continue reading

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Updated Guide for Law Review Submission to Journals Specializing in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve updated the law review submission guide to 29 U.S.-based law reviews and journals classified under the subject “Gender, Women and Sexuality” by the Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings and the additional journals that contain the word “gender” in … Continue reading

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Updated Guide on Submissions to US Law Review Online Presences

I’ve updated my guide to submitting to online companions to include 50 schools’ law reviews.  The new guide is here on SSRN.  The chart with contains details on the mechanics of submitting essays, commentaries, reviews to the online presence of … Continue reading

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