IFLS is very pleased to welcome (back, she was a visiting researcher at Osgoode in 2011) Amy Salyzyn (doctoral candidate, Yale LS) on January 21st.
Join is for what is sure to be an interesting discussion about our profession and our visions of our lawyer-selves as Amy presents her argument about the new civility movement:
that it perpetuates a profoundly gendered vision of lawyer professionalism. On first glance, the civility movement seems innocuously clothed in gender-neutral language. A closer analysis of the discourse surrounding the civility movement reveals a dominant narrative characterized by competing masculinities: the aggressive, testosterone fueled Rambo-lawyer is cast as More >
Special issue on the Feminist Judgement Project (UK) includes introduction from Rosemary Hunter (Kent) (excerpt below) and four articles on using the judgements from the FJP in the classroom from Rosemary Auchmuty (Reading), Caroline Hunter & Ben Fitzpatrick (York) Anna Grear Helen Carr (Kent) & Nick Dearden (Manchester): The Law Teacher – Volume 46, Issue 3.
The feminist judgments differ from their originals in a variety of ways, both substantive and methodological. Substantively, the judgments implicitly draw upon various aspects of feminist legal theory, particularly feminist critiques of liberal legalism. So, for example, several of the judgments view the subjects of law as relational and interdependent More >
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Thanks to my colleague Dayna Scott, for this #idlenomore post:
You by now have noticed the confluence of indigenous groups protesting across the country. Yesterday in London, Ontario, members of the Green Teens of Aamjiwnnaang, a youth group from the Sarnia-area reserve that I have worked with on research projects in the past, joined a march that More >
NS Finally came out today, as you probably know. The Supreme Court cases considered how law should deal with the claim of a niqab (don’t know what that is? check here) wearing woman who was to testify as a complainant in a sexual assault trial that wearing the niqab was a religious right – when the accused claimed the wearing of the veil contravened his fair trial rights.
Here is a little roundup. First, the decision (my nutshell: N.S. Majority: Balancing. LeBel & Rothstein: Niqab is incompatible w fair trial. Abella dissents: No need to remove. )
Second, commentary. There’s not much deep More >
There’s no shortage of feminism online. Feministing, Jezebel, CrunkFeminists, Gender Focus – there’s a short list. There are many more, better, and worse. But feminism with a serious dose of academic scholarship is harder to find. I’m not saying that this is better or more serious or more anything feminism! I’m just talking about reading that I can do for work. Open source journals are coming, including Feminists@Law from the folks at Kent. Here’s another I found: Scholar & Feminist Online from the Barnard Center for Research on Women. It’s not legal – specific, and it’s not a “blog” but a tri More >