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In this outing, Professor Richard Albert, Boston College Law School speaks with Professor Vanessa MacDonnell of the University of Ottawa (English common law) about her new (comparative) work on the role of government in advancing and securing constitutional rights. The abstract of the paper (forthcoming in the UTLJ), is available on SSRN here. I am teaching constitutional law at the moment and am consider how this might enrich the introduction to the Charter materials (next semester) and encourage students to think more broadly about the roles the state More >
NIP: Breakups by Deborah Tuerkheimer in Yale J. of Law & Feminism & how to use HeinOnline Table of Contents Alerts
This Article identifies an overlooked criminalization gap. While the existence of a private sphere in which violence is allowed has been formally repudiated, a subtler form of legal immunity persists. Relationship status-that is, whether or not a couple is involved in an ongoing relationship-continues to construct crime. Though physical violence between intimate partners is categorically outlawed, patterns of controlling behavior that encompass physical violence may or may not be lawful. These patterns of controlling behavior are legally permitted when two people are together. Yet these same patterns become illegal if, and only if, the couple separates. The law thus More >
Book Launch and Talk by Professor Ruthann Robson, University Distinguished Professor, CUNY School of LawDressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality and Democracy
September 23 1230 Osgoode Hall 2027
Please RSVP – lunch will be served and space is limited: email@example.com
We will have copies of the newly published Dressing Constitutionally on hand for purchase, thanks to the Yorku Bookstore.
Check out Professor Robson’s blog on the subject of Dressing Constitutionally, here.
At its most hopeful, Andrews’ book presents the struggle for equality in South Africa as it was mounted against the Apartheid state, resulting in a new constitutional regime devoted to transformative law and politics. Andrews attributes the fact that this transformation included gender equality to a confluence of forces, but most importantly women’s participation. She suggests that the path chosen by South Africa is a model for many other nations, stressing that the involvement of women at all levels More >
I reviewed Sara Ahmed’s On Being Included on Jotwell, here: bit.ly/1cdXfyg
After reading Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia1 and attending the Symposium organized around the book by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, I came home to find Sara Ahmed’s On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life waiting in my mailbox (this Jot is about On Being Included, although I’m quite prepared to say that I like Presumed Incompetent (lots) as well). The combination of these two books, both filled with personal stories and institutional insight, cracked my vision of my own place More >