New in Print: Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide

The editors are well known Canadian scholars (former LEAF litigator Prof. Carissima Mathen and new Dalhousie Dean Kim Brooks).  The other contributors are the soon to be at Ottawa U Suzanne Bouclin and Carleton U’s Doris Buss.

Equally interesting is the intended audience for the book: “ideal for a survey or introductory-level gender studies, women in the law, or women-focused political science course. It could also be used for a series of book club-style discussions,” according to Irwin Law’s promotional blurb.  Book club, anyone?

Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide (clickable link takes you to the Irwin Law site to order).

Kim Brooks and Carissima Mathen, eds.

[from the Irwin law site]

  • …designed to stimulate and facilitate discussions around the complicated issues of feminism, equality, and social justice among broad spectrum of readers, with varied perspectives and knowledge.
  • Each chapter provides excerpted and compiled texts and discussion questions intended to stimulate discussion.
  • The range of topics covered in the guide make it ideal for a survey or introductory-level gender studies, women in the law, or women-focused political science course. It could also be used for a series of book club-style discussions.

Summary Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Let’s Talk Women, Law, and Equality

Glossary

Chapter 1: Polygamy

Kim Brooks

Chapter 2: Caring for Young Children

Kim Brooks

Chapter 3: Feminism, Law, Cinema

Suzanne Bouclin

Chapter 4: Women and Power (or, Powerful Women)

Carissima Mathen

Chapter 5: Women and Migration

Doris Buss

Chapter 6:  Final Thoughts

Feminist Law Profs group blog

Run by Ann Bartow (University of South Carolina, co author of the great Becoming Gentlemen) and Bridget Crawford (Pace Law School), www.feministlawprofessors.com offers a fair size list of contributors (Canadians are well represented).  A good place to look for news and commentary, and perhaps especially to seek out other self identified feminist faculty (listed by school, with links).  Nice resource!

(from Feminist Law Prof) 1L Stories Revisited

Feminist Law Prof 1L Stories Revisited |Feminist Law Professors.

Prof. Bridget Crawford  previews a recent issue of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review on the theme “One L Revisited” – looks like a good read, with Adrienne K. Wing, Scott Turow (!!) and Ian Ayres.

This issue isn’t up on Hein online yet, but if you want to, you can have Hein email you when the UMKC collection is updated (this alert system is currently in beta, but looks interesting).  Try: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=journals/umkc&collection=journals

Here’s the table of contents:

LAW STORIES: ONE L REVISITED (Summer 2010)

Introduction: One L: The View in the Mirror by Scott Turow

Two Pink Lines by Melissa N. Anderson

Theodicy by Ian Ayres

The Infinite Alchemy: A First Year Journey in Three Acts Spanning Three Decades by Pamela Bridgewater

Classroom Storytelling by Alafair S. Burke

Last Reunion by Stephen L. Carter

One-L-ow Brick Road by Hala V. Furst

Neurotic, Paranoid Wimps—Nothing Has Changed by Andrew Jay McClurg (get it from SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1622884)

One L in a Different Voice: Becoming a Gay Male Feminist at Harvard Law School by Marc R. Poirier

Contested Meanings: Achievement and Ambition at an Elite Law School by Deborah Waire Post

How You Gonna’ Keep Her Down on the Farm . . . by Lisa R. Pruitt (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1540877)

Take Two by Saira Rao

I ♥ Crits by Cameron Stracher

Tales from the Back Bench by Robert R.M. Verchick

One L Redux by Adrien Katherine Wing

2008 Critical Perspectives on Environment and Women’s Health Workshop Co sponsored by IFLS and National Network on Environments and Women's Health

Supported by the National Network on Environment and Women’s Health (NNEWH), a Center of Excellence located at York University, this interdisciplinary workshop sought to engage with contemporary ideas around environmental health and justice.

“As feminists, activists and scholars we are committed to a social determinants of health model, which allows for an analysis of the complex ways in which environments produce and reproduce the conditions that create disparities in health. We are interested in exploring and deconstructing conceptions of nature, motherhood, ecologies and health as articulated within mainstream environmental discourses.

“We are seeking to overcome the tendency towards fragmentation of social movements, and to foster environmental justice organizing that takes account of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship and dis/ability in a way that is inclusive and that meaningfully accounts for difference.

Participant List

ANNE BLOOM Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASCALE FOURNIER Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and an associate at the university’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)

LOCHLANN JAIN

Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University.

ARYN MARTIN Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Program in Science & Technology Studies at York University.

STU MARVEL (Osgoode PhD candidate)

ROXANNE MYKITIUK Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

DAYNA NADINE SCOTT Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall, cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies

RACHEL STEIN professor of English and director of Women’s and Multicultural Studies at Siena College in New York.

NOËL STURGEON Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Graduate Faculty in American Studies at Washington State University

CHERYL TEELUCKSINGH Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Ryerson University

This workshop inspired an article recently published by Prof. Dayna Scott (Osgoode) a co director of the NNEWH

Gender Benders: Sex and Law in the constitution of polluted bodies.  Feminist Legal Studies (2009) 17: 241

Springerlink to article (requires authorized access)