Tag Archives: Patricia Williams

Hedgehog or Fox? Readings (NIP, Journals, Cdn articles mentioning "feminist")

pen and ink hedgehog and foxThanks to all who are writing and all who are reading – we rely on each other.


This looked fun:  Columbia Journal of Gender & Law vol 27 (2013) A Tribute to the Work of Patricia Williams 

To be honest, most legal scholars tend to be more hedgehogs than foxes, burrowing down deep into an area of law over the course of a career rather than bringing their intellectual talents to bear on a range of social problems or diverse disciplinary locations. One person, without question, stands out as an exception to this tendency in the legal  academy, and that is the incredible Patricia Williams.

And then this as well:  Australian Feminist Law Journal vol 39 December 2013 “Gardens of Justice”: “devoted to thinking about law and justice as a physical as well as a social environment” (from the Foreward by Arvidsson, Matilda; Bruncevic, Merima; Brannstrom, Leila; Dahlberg, Leif) Available on Heinonline here (not open access)



Finally, here’s what comes up if you search “Feminist” in Hein online and restrict to Canada, just in case you missed some of these [of course, that doesn’t mean these articles or authors are or are claiming to be feminist – just that the word somehow appears].  I have not included everything (in particular I removed some but not all of the CJWL references since I usually post the TOC from that journal when it is released)  but a good chunk.  Links are to Heinonline which is NOT open access.  Some journals or articles may be available otherwise, try google to see if they come up.  Very very happy if people want to post other articles in the comments – they are moderated, so you might have to hang on for a day or two to see your comment. Titles are bolded. Sorry for the formatting – it’s a bit off. 
Legal Feminism and the Post-Racism Fantasy [article] Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Ruparelia, Rakhi 26 Can. J. Women & L. 81 (2014)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cajwol26&div=9&collection=journals
Knowing and Unknowing: Settler Reflections on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women [comments] Saskatchewan Law Review Eberts, Mary 77 Sask. L. Rev. 69 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/sasklr77&div=8&collection=journals

Race Matters: Sexism, Indigenous Sovereignty, and McIvor [article] Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Cannon, Martin J. 26 Can. J. Women & L. 23 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cajwol26&div=7&collection=journals
None of That Paper Stuff Works: A Critique of the Legal System’s Efforts to End Domestic Assault in Nunavut [article]  Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform Durrant, Chris 19 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 43 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/appeal19&div=7&collection=journals
Conceptualizing Reflective Practice for Legal Professionals [article] Journal of Law and Social Policy Leering, Michele 23 J.L. & Soc. Pol’y [i] (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlsp23&div=6&collection=journals
Perry v Schwarzenegger: An Opportunity to Do Law Differently [article] Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform Badyal, Jasreet 19 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 3 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/appeal19&div=5&collection=journals
Criminals Are inside of Our Homes: Intimate Partner Violence and Fear of Crime [article]  Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Broll, Ryan 56 Canadian J. Criminology & Crim. Just. 1 (January  2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cjccj56&div=5&collection=journals
Old Age (or, Do We Need a Critical Theory of Law and Aging) [notes] Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Hall, Margaret Isabel 35 Windsor Rev. Legal & Soc. Issues 1 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wrlsi35&div=4&collection=journals
Prude in the Law: Why the Polygamy Reference Is All about Sex, The [comments]  Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform Phillips, Dana 19 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 151 (2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/appeal19&div=13&collection=journals
Rivalite et Solidarite dans la Resistance: Jodi A. Byrd, the Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2011) [reviews]  Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Couture-Grondin, Elise
26 Can. J. Women & L. 160 (2014)   http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cajwol26&div=12&collection=journals
Cheryl Suzack, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, and Jean Barman, eds., Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, and Culture (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010) [reviews] 
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Bourgeois, Robyn
26 Can. J. Women & L. 153 (2014)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cajwol26&div=11&collection=journals

S’Excuser [article] 
Revue Juridique Themis
Morin, Sophie
47 R.J.T. n.s. 469 (2013-2014) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/revjurns47&div=25&collection=journals

Reorganisation d’une Infraction Desorganisee: Le Harcelement Criminel [article] 
Revue Juridique Themis
Santerre, Christine
47 R.J.T. n.s. 195 (2013-2014)http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/revjurns47&div=16&collection=journals

Contract’s Meaning and the Histories of Classical Contract Law [article] 
McGill Law Journal
Rosenberg, Anat
59 McGill L. J. 165 (2013-2014)   http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/mcgil59&div=10&collection=journals
Child Support and Shared Parenting in Canada: A Reality Cheque [article] 
Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies
Palmer, Courtney
22 Dalhousie J. Legal Stud. 101 (2013)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/dalhou22&div=9&collection=journals
Thresholds of Actionable Mental Harm in Negligence: A Policy-Based Analysis [article] 
Dalhousie Law Journal
Belanger-Hardy, Louise
36 Dalhousie L.J. 103 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/dalholwj36&div=8&collection=journals
Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, A [article] 
Osgoode Hall Law Journal
Thornburg, Beth;Knutsen, Erik S.;Crifo, Carla;Cameron, Camille
51 Osgoode Hall L. J. 93 (2013)   http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/ohlj51&div=8&collection=journals
Locating the Trans Legal Subject in Canadian Law: XY v Ontario [article] 
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues
McGill, Jena;Kirkup, Kyle
33 Windsor Rev. Legal & Soc. Issues 96 (2013)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wrlsi33&div=8&collection=journals
Legal Politics of Growth Attenuation, The [article] 
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues
Malhotra, Ravi;Neufeld, Katharine
34 Windsor Rev. Legal & Soc. Issues 105 (2013)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wrlsi34&div=8&collection=journals
Privatization of Justice in Quebec’s Draft Bill to Enact the New Code of Civil Procedure: A Critical Evaluation, The [article] 
Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform
Horne, P. Scott
18 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 55 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/appeal18&div=8&collection=journals
Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision: Reconciling the Ongoing Universalist/ Cultural Relativist Debate to Promote a Cross-Cultural Dialogue [article] 
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues
Sibian, Christina
33 Windsor Rev. Legal & Soc. Issues 72 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wrlsi33&div=7&collection=journals

Rethinking the Prostitution Debates: Transcending Structural Stigma in Systemic Responses to Sex Work [article] 
Canadian Journal of Law & Society
Bruckert, Chris;Hannem, Stacey
28 Can. J.L. & Soc. 43 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cjls28&div=7&collection=journals
Gender Risk and Employment Pension Plans in Canada [article] 
Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal
Shilton, Elizabeth
17 Canadian Lab. & Emp. L.J. 101 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/canlemj17&div=7&collection=journals

Prediction of Recidivism with Aboriginal Offenders: A Theoretically Informed Meta-Analysis, The [article] 
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Gutierrez, Leticia;Wilson, Holly A.;Rugge, Tanya;Bonta, James
55 Canadian J. Criminology & Crim. Just. 55 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cjccj55&div=6&collection=journals
Redressing the Harems [PRIZE FOR BEST TYPO! It should be “Harms” – ed] of Government (In)Action: A Section 7 versus Section 15 Charter Showdown [article] 
Constitutional Forum
Koshan, Jennifer
22 Const. F. 31 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/consfo22&div=6&collection=journals
Quantifying Desert prior to the Rightful Condition: Towards a Theoretical Understanding of the Provocation Defence [article] Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Da Silva, Michael 26 Can. J. L. & Jurisprudence 49 (2013)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/caljp26&div=6&collection=journals
Exploring Perceptions of Cultural Difference in IRB Spousal Sponsorship Decisions [article] 
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues
Bahk, Sarom
33 Windsor Rev. Legal & Soc. Issues 24 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wrlsi33&div=6&collection=journals
Persons Case and the Living Tree Theory of Constitutional Interpretation, The [comments] 
University of New Brunswick Law Journal
Sharpe, Robert J.
64 U.N.B.L.J. 1 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/unblj64&div=5&collection=journals
Performing Property: Making the World [article] 
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Blomley, Nicholas
26 Can. J. L. & Jurisprudence 23 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/caljp26&div=5&collection=journals
Rapport entre le Juridique et le Clinique dans l’Application de la Loi sur la Protection de la Jeunesse: Une Perspective Relationnelle, Le [article] 
Revue Generale de Droit
Ricard, Laurence
43 Rev. Gen. 49 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/revgend43&div=5&collection=journals
Equality, Democracy, Monogamy: Discourses of Canadian Nation Building in the 2010-2011 British Columbia Polygamy Reference [article] 
Canadian Journal of Law & Society
Sweet, Joanna
28 Can. J.L. & Soc. 1 (2013) http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/cjls28&div=5&collection=journals
One Family, One Judge: Towards a New Model for Access to Justice for Families Facing Violence in BC [article] 

Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform
Dalley, Juliana
18 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 3 (2013)  http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/appeal18&div=5&collection=journals


Help with sorting out this M312/Levkovic/etc issue: Eggs Are People Too! Prof. Patricia Williams on the US womb invasion

a little M312 and Levkovic help over at Columbia’s Gender & Sexuality Law Blog, where Pat Williams back in March 2012 tried to move us away from laughing, screaming, chanting and…  Eggs Are People Too!.

How “we the people” come alive in language, not merely in the womb, is the challenge of social justice: our love of life must not be locked away in the perpetually future contingent but fully engaged in the embodied present tense.

and, because I cannot resist,

CFP: Reflections on The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Deadline October 25)

CALL FOR PAPERS Professor Patricia Williams, author of the 1991 book “Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor” (Harvard University Press), will be participating in our Critical Race Symposium at Osgoode Hall Law School on November 2, 2012. This event is organized under the auspices of the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society and Law.Arts.Culture, in collaboration with the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies.

We are inviting SHORT REFLECTIONS, REVIEWS and THOUGHT-ESSAYS (ranging from 500 to 5000 words) on Alchemy of Race and Rights, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year.


We plan to publish these pieces in preparation of the Symposium and Professor Williams’ visit.


In order to arrange for a timely posting of your contributions, please send your submission to osgoodeworkshop@gmail.com no later than October 25, 2012. It would be absolutely fantastic if we could manage to produce and publish essays in honour of this path-breaking scholar and law professor. If you have access to other related scholarly circles, please feel free to share our call for papers.


here is the pdf call, for sharing.