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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 “Fucking Bitch” and Other 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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Be Counted in the 2019-2020 Law Prof Twitter Census

You can add yourself (or check that you are listed correctly) over here at the Faculty Lounge. Law teachers from non-US jurisdictions seem especially underrepresented, so please let us know (if you want to) that you’re on Twitter!

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New Book Announcement: “The Princeton Fugitive Slave” by Lolita Buckner Inniss (@auntiefeminist @SMULawSchool)

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU) has published her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson (Fordham U. Press 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description:   James Collins Johnson made his name by escaping slavery in Maryland … Continue reading

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CFP: Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity in the Law School Classroom

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to invite you to consider submitting contributions to a new book we are editing. It is tentatively titled Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity in the Law School Classroom. This book will be published … Continue reading

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Who is Getting Rich? Not Minimum-Wage Workers

Over at Forbes, contributor Erik Sherman has a data-filled article here that begins with an eye-popping statistic: the federal minimum wage has not increased in almost 10 years.  That’s a record (and not a good one, in my view). After … Continue reading

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

I’ve prepared a 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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CFP: Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative Virtual Workshops

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) is coordinating a series of virtual research and writing workshops called CLASIC, the Critical Legal Academics and Scholars International Collaborative. The workshops will be virtual meetings of collaborative members and can be open to all or … Continue reading

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Call for Panels and Conference Announcement: Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference @UVALaw, July 18-19, 2019

From colleagues at UVa: Call for Panel Proposals We are currently accepting proposals for panels on issues relating to women in legal academia for the second annual Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference, to be held at UVA Law School on … Continue reading

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Symposium Program: Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis

April 12, 2019 Symposium Sponsored by the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Welcoming Remarks + Framing the Issues 8:45-9:45 am Professor Linda S. Greene (Wisconsin), Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU), Sam Bach (WJLGS)  Session #1: Moderator Linda S. Greene … Continue reading

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Call for Authors–Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Law Opinions

Deadline for Applying: Friday, April 26, 2019 The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on the rewritten opinions for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions. This edited volume is part … Continue reading

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Gender Discrimination (Just Less of It) Still Ok in Virginia as #TamponTax is Cut But Not Repealed

Half measures, Virginia. Any tax on menstrual hygiene products is gender discrimination, Professor Emily Waldman and I argue in our article The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax. So cutting the tampon tax lessens the discrimination but fails to eliminate it. From the … Continue reading

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

I’ve expanded 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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Joshi on “Racial Indirection”

Yuraj Joshi (doctoral candidate and SSHRC fellow at Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article, “Racial Indirection,” forthcoming in the Davis Law Review. Here is the abstract: Racial indirection describes practices that produce racially disproportionate results without the … Continue reading

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New Children’s Book: “My Mom Has Two Jobs”

I recently took a break from writing law review articles to publish my first children’s picture book, which celebrates working moms — including lawyer moms. The book is titled, My Mom Has Two Jobs. I had the idea for this … Continue reading

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Feldthusen on Justice Beverley Mclachlin: Canadian Tort Law’s Most Influential Judge

Bruce Feldthusen, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, is publishing Justice Beverley Mclachlin: Canadian Tort Law’s Most Influential Judge – Who Knew? in Common Law Controversies at the McLachlin Court, Vanessa Gruben, Graham Mayeda and Owen Rees, eds., UToronto Press, … Continue reading

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Reporting Results of Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019

The results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census are here at the Faculty Lounge.  The list is grossly inaccurate and incomplete, but because I compiled it, I made sure to include all the feminist law prof tweeters I could … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from @Ava DuVernay on Writing

Filmmaker and writer Ava DuVernay posted to Twitter some great advice for a follower who asked for “tips on how to stop thinking your writing is terrible.” Here is Ms. DuVernay’s advice, which really helped me on a (ok, today’s) … Continue reading

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Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019 Edition: Call for Entries

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline on August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The latest Law Professor Twitter Census is under way here at the Faculty Lounge.  If you are a full-time faculty member at a … Continue reading

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Tehranian on Copyright’s Male Gaze: Authorship and Inequality in a Panoptic World @SouthwesternLaw

John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School, is publishing Copyright’s Male Gaze: Authorship and Inequality in a Panoptic World in volume 41 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2018). Here is the abstract. When Erin Andrews found out that an … Continue reading

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@IUMaurerLaw, Is This Dean Photo with “Sexy” and “Shag” Really a Good Idea?

Over here at the Tax Prof Blog, Paul Caron reposts a funny-at-first picture of IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish’s head imposed on an Austin Powers-like figure complete with era-appropriate background lettering.  Paul Caron captioned the post: “Best Law School Dean … Continue reading

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Call for Papers—Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts

The AALS Sections on European and African Law invite you to submit a paper proposal for their upcoming panel, “Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts,” which will take place at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting (New Orleans, January 2-6 2019). Submissions … Continue reading

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Hey Male Allies, Want to Help Improve Gender Diversity in Legal Academy?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, and you are willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you, please add … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Ask About the Diversity of an Academic Panel Before Accepting a Speaking Invitation?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, are you willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you? If yes, please … Continue reading

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I Support @ProfKFranke, Free Speech and Democracy

From today’s New York Times, this story about Columbia Law professor (and longtime FLP blogroll member) Katherine Franke who was detained for 14 hours at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and then deported from Israel: Franke told [Roger Cohen of … Continue reading

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Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program for AY2018-19. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Feminist Scholarship in Other Disciplines

Feminist Periodicals is an online quarterly generated by the Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin. It reprints the tables of contents of 150 (non-law) magazines and journals for researchers scanning the current literature in … Continue reading

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For Men in the Legal Academy Who Want to Help Fight Sexism

Men in the legal academy, if you want to help fight sexism… …do cite good scholarship by women. Empirically survey your own footnotes before sending in that manuscript….don’t accept invites to speak on panels without racial and gender balance. Ask … Continue reading

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