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!
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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
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.
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)
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
Patricia Williams writing in The Nation: She-Lawyers and Other Improbable Creatures
Patricia J. Williams uses Elena Kagan’s confirmation as the context for a discussion of the ways that cognition, language and culture are barriers to equality. Worth reading, for the analysis and for Williams’ always deft touch with language. Why does Kagan seem to be having an easier time than Sotomayor? Is it just the absence of a smoking “Wise Latina”? Or is it the way that Kagan is being treated not as a successful woman, but a successful “man”?
This chatter isn’t really about Kagan’s sexual preference as much as it is about whether she exhibits masculine traits. ….She likes poker! She swings a softball bat! Not only does anything she touches suddenly get characterized as a male pursuit; she is amply endowed with a Midas touch of testosterone. Success itself is masculinized.