In analyzing the remaining barriers, we will think specifically about how to understand and to bridge the heterogeneity our group reflects – by glimpsing our shared stake in struggles of particular subgroups, and by focusing on the immediate institutional environment that we all share. We will also ask how we might use many kinds of connections among women – networking, mentoring, sharing of information – to secure greater opportunity, and transform the institutional settings in which we live and work.
Here’s just ONE of the panels, which would be worth the trip to DC I think:
Plenary Session: Women as Scholars
Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Lolita Buckner-Inniss, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Bridget J. Crawford, Pace University School of Law
Sonia K. Katyal, Fordham University School of Law
Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Martha T. Mc Cluskey, University of Buffalo Law School,
State University of New York
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School
This panel will examine the challenges faced by particular groups of women scholars, such as junior faculty, women of color in feminist legal theory, or women striving for
visibility and influence in male-dominated fields. It will also explore newer vehicles or venues for scholarly work — such as popular books, university press monographs,
or blogging – and the effects on women’s scholarship of private funding for academic work.
Here’s the brochure. It’s not cheap, of course. And worse if you’re not at an AALS school. Still….