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CFP: Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence

An interesting workshop opportunity in New York City, recently posted here on the Feminist Law Professors blog:

Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist JurisprudenceJanuary 6, 2016
Fordham Law School

Sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

LWI, ALWD, and the AALS Legal Writing Section are excited to collaborate with Fordham Law School in celebration of feminist scholars and scholars of feminist jurisprudence by offering a half-day workshop.   The Scholars & Scholarship Workshop will take place at Fordham Law School on January 6, 2016, the day prior to the beginning of the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City.

The Workshop is focused on scholarly writing and teaching in the field of feminist jurisprudence. Our goal is to encourage and support the work of scholars, including jurists and practitioners, as they challenge patriarchy and other hierarchical structures, critique existing jurisprudence from multicultural feminist perspectives, and share strategies and techniques for bringing a feminist perspective into the classroom.  It extends the conversation of the more than 50 scholars involved in the creation of the edited volume, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn  Stanchi, Linda Berger & Bridget Crawford eds., Cambridge University Press 2016).  We hope to more broadly support the work of feminist scholars in the academy, regardless of their subject area of study.

If you are interested in presenting a draft paper to receive feedback from an audience of informed scholars in a safe and supportive environment, please submit an abstract to the Scholars & Scholarship Workshop by October 5, 2015.  Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words in length and should be emailed to Professors Nantiya Ruan at nruan@law.du.edu and Shailini Jandial George at sjgeorge@suffolk.edu.  Those submitting abstracts will be informed of whether they were chosen to participate by October 31, 2015, and drafts will be sent to readers in mid-December.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, you can register here:


For more on feminist judgment projects, see a couple of our posts from earlier this year:  here and here.

What’s in a name? via Feminist Law Professors

What’s in a name? For married women, a lifetime of effort. via Nancy Leong at  Feminist Law Professors

I thought this was an interesting piece and I hope to get a chance to read the Elizabeth Emens article linked in the post.  I kept “my” name.    But what about my mother’s name? And my grandmothers’?   I still remember my boiling [suppressed] rage when my grandfather referred to my younger brother as “the last of the Lawrences” (that side is a very, very small family).  And moving on from decisions about “our” names – what about the kids?   Happily,  I can at least lay my tween rage to rest,  since my brother has three little girls.  Hah. They are not likely the last of anything.  Although, they too have his last name and not their mother’s.   I wonder how many of these five girls (all under 6) will marry/men/change their name?  Chances are good, not all, right? So there, study participants.

CFP: Gender and Climate Change, Tuscany, Sept.2011 (abstracts due Nov.30/2010)

CFP: Gender and Climate Change, Prato, Italy, September 2011 via Feminist Law Professors

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The conference is put on by the Gender Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) Research Unit at Monash University, Australia, in collaboration with Worldwide Universities Network, Gender Justice and Global Climate Change (G2C2)