Monday, August 25, 2014

CFP Feminist Legal Theory at Law & Society 2015

Call for Papers

Friday September 19th Deadline

Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Seattle, May 28 - 31, 2015

Dear friends and colleagues,

We write to invite you to participate in panels sponsored by the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in 2015.

Information about the Law and Society meeting (including registration and hotel information) is at: http://www.lawandsociety.org/Seattle2015/seattle2015.html 

Within Law & Society, the Feminist Legal Theory CRN seeks to bring together scholars across a range of fields who are interested in feminist legal theory. There is no pre-set theme to which papers must conform. We would be especially happy to see proposals that fit in with the LSA conference theme, which is the role of law and legal institutions in sustaining, creating, interrogating, and ameliorating inequalities. We welcome proposals that would permit us to collaborate with other CRNs, such as the Critical Research on Race and the Law CRN or the Gender, Sexuality and the Law CRN. Also, because the LSA meeting attracts scholars from other disciplines, we welcome multidisciplinary proposals.

Our goal is to stimulate focused discussion of papers on which scholars are currently working. Thus, while proposals may reference work that is well on the way to publication, we are particularly eager to solicit proposals for works-in-progress that are at an earlier stage and will benefit from the discussion that the panels will provide.

Our panels will use the LSA format, which requires four papers, but we will continue our custom of assigning a commentator for each individual paper. A committee of the CRN will assign individual papers to panels based on subject and will ask CRN members to volunteer to serve as chairs of each panel. The chair will develop a 100-250 word description for the session and submit the session proposal to LSA before their upcoming deadline on October 15, so that each panelist can submit his or her proposal, using the panel number assigned. Chairs will also be responsible for recruiting commentators but may wait to do so until panels have been scheduled later this winter.

If you would like to present a paper as part of a CRN panel, please submit a 400-500 word abstract, with your name and a title, on the Feminist Legal Theory CRN TWEN page (details provided below). If you would like to serve as a chair or a commentator for one of our panels, or if you are already planning a LSA session with four panelists (and papers) that you would like to see included in the Feminist Legal Theory CRN, please let Cynthia Godsoe know (cynthia.godsoe@brooklaw.edu).

In addition to these panels, we may try to use some of the other formats that the LSA provides: the “author meets readers” format, salon, or the roundtable discussion. If you have an idea that you think would work well in one of these formats, please
let us know.

TWEN is an online resource administered by Westlaw. If you have access to Westlaw but haven’t yet registered for the TWEN page, signing up is easy: Sign onto Westlaw, hit the tab on the top for “TWEN,” then click “Add Course,” and choose the “FLT CRN 2014” from the drop-down list of National TWEN Courses. Once you arrive at the Feminist Legal Theory CRN TWEN page, look to the left hand margin and click on “Law & Society 2015 – Abstracts.” If you do not have a Westlaw password, please email Aziza Ahmed at Az.Ahmed@neu.edu and ask to be enrolled directly.

Please submit all proposals for paper presentations by Friday, September 19. This will permit us to organize panels and submit them prior to the LSA’s deadline on October 15. If we cannot accept all proposals for the CRN, we will notify you by early October so that you can submit an independent proposal to LSA.

We hope you’ll join us in Seattle to discuss the scholarship in which we are all engaged and connect with others doing work on feminism and gender.

Best,
LSA Planning Committee

Aziza Ahmed
Cynthia Godsoe
Leslie Harris
Courtney Joslin
Ummni Khan
Dara Purvis
Julie Shapiro

August 25, 2014 in Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK"

 

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Work.”  The conference will be held on March 5 and 6, 2015.  For more information about the conference, please visit law.ubalt.edu/caf.

 

As the nation emerges from the recession, work and economic security are front and center in our national policy debates.  Women earn less than men, and the new economic landscape impacts men and women differently.  At the same time, women are questioning whether to Lean In or Lean Out, and what it means to “have it all.”  The conference will build on these discussions. As always, the Center’s conference will serve as a forum for scholars, practitioners and activists to share ideas about applied feminism, focusing on the intersection of theory and practice to effectuate social change.  The conference seeks papers that discuss this year’s theme through the lens of an intersectional approach to feminist legal theory, addressing not only the premise of seeking justice for all people on behalf of their gender but also the interlinked systems of oppression based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, immigration status, disability, and geographical and historical context.

 

Papers might explore the following questions:  What impact has feminist legal theory had on the workplace? How does work impact gender and vice versa?  How might feminist legal theory respond to issues such as stalled immigration reform, economic inequality, pregnancy accommodation, the low-wage workforce, women’s access to economic opportunities, family-friendly work environments, paid sick and family leave, decline in unionization, and low minimum wage rates?  What sort of support should society and law provide to ensure equal employment opportunities that provide for security for all?  How do law and feminist legal theory conceptualize the role of the state and the private sector in relation to work?  Are there rights to employment and what are their foundations?  How will the recent Supreme Court Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn decisions impact economic opportunities for women?  How will the new EEOC guidance on pregnancy accommodation and the Young v. UPS upcoming Supreme Court decision affect rights of female workers? 

 

The conference will provide an opportunity for participants and audience members to exchange ideas about the current state of feminist legal theories.  We hope to deepen our understandings of how feminist legal theory relates to work and to move new insights into practice.  In addition, the conference is designed to provide presenters with the opportunity to gain feedback on their papers. 

 

The conference will begin the afternoon of Thursday, March 5, 2015, with a workshop.   This workshop will continue the annual tradition of involving all attendees as participants in an interactive discussion and reflection.   On Friday, March 6, 2015, the conference will continue with a day of presentations regarding current scholarship and/or legal work that explores the application of feminist legal theory to issues involving health.   The conference will be open to the public and will feature a keynote speaker. Past keynote speakers have included Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Amy Klobuchar, and NOW President Terry O’Neill.

 

To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by Friday, 5 p.m. on October 31, 2014, to ubfeministconference@gmail.com.  It is essential that your abstract contain your full contact information, including an email, phone number, and mailing address where you can be reached.  In the “Re” line, please state:  CAF Conference 2015.  Abstracts should be no longer than one page.  We will notify presenters of selected papers in mid-November.  We anticipate being able to have twelve paper presenters during the conference on Friday, March 6, 2015. About half the presenter slots will be reserved for authors who commit to publishing in the symposium volume of the University of Baltimore Law Review.  Thus, please indicate at the bottom of your abstract whether you are submitting (1) solely to present or (2) to present and publish in the symposium volume.  Authors who are interested in publishing in the Law Review will be strongly considered for publication.  Regardless of whether or not you are publishing in the symposium volume, all working drafts of symposium-length or article-length papers will be due no later than February 13, 2015.   Abstracts will be posted on the Center on Applied Feminism’s conference website to be shared with other participants and attendees.   Presenters are responsible for their own travel costs; the conference will provide a discounted hotel rate, as well as meals. 

 

We look forward to your submissions.  If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Margaret Johnson at majohnson@ubalt.edu.

 

 

August 25, 2014 in Call for Papers, Work/life | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CFP: Gender, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Call: Download BEQ-specialissue_Gender-BE-CSR

From the Overview:

    

Gender equality is an acknowledged universal human right in itself, and is also intertwined with other core corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, and development. Yet, the literature on gender, business ethics and CSR remains relatively underdeveloped. Our special issue seeks to fill this important research gap.

 

Our special issue focuses on gender, organizations and society through the lens of business ethics and CSR. It aims to bring a variety of feminist theoretical perspectives to bear on business ethics and CSR research and practice. Its purpose is to explore whether, and if so how, CSR and business ethics might contribute to wider scholarship concerning how organizations, and particularly corporations, reflect, influence, structure and impact gender relations at the organizational, as well as the societal level.

 

Within the field of business ethics, feminist ethics has been discussed with particular reference to the ‘ethics of care’ as it relates to stakeholder relations and organizational responsibility (for example, Wicks et al., 1994; Liedtka, 1996; Burton and Dunn, 1996; Hamington and Sander-Staudt, 2011). Yet, beyond Larson and Freeman (1997), there appears to have been relatively little engagement with the feminist “ethics of justice,” which “explicitly attempts to solve the inequities of discrimination rather than finding in women’s skills a fortuitous tool to economic efficiency (Derry, 1996: 106).” Thus, the literature on feminist business ethics remains underdeveloped, particularly in the light of developments in CSR.

August 12, 2014 in Business, Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

CFP: Feminist Judgments: Rewriting SCOTUS Opinions

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court.  This edited volume is a collaborative project among feminist law professors and others to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, key Supreme Court decisions relevant to gender issues.  Editors Kathy Stanchi, Linda Berger and Bridget Crawford seek prospective authors for 20 to 25 rewritten Supreme Court opinions covering a range of topics including reproductive rights, equal protection, the state’s use of criminal power, privacy, the family, women’s political participation, Title IX, employment discrimination and substantive due process.  The editors also seek authors for commentaries of 1,500 to 2,500 words to put into context each of the rewritten cases. 

 

The U.S. Feminist Judgments project was inspired by the successful collection and publication in Britain of Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice, edited by Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn, and Erika Rackley. This volume, which included feminist versions of twenty-three key British decisions from the Court of Appeal and House of Lords, was published in 2010 and has been very well received. Like the sister project in Britain, the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project endeavors to pioneer “a new form of critical socio-legal scholarship” that illustrates how cases could have been decided differently had a feminist method been employed. We believe that U.S. Supreme Court law is ripe for this kind of scholarly treatment.

 

            Those who are interested in rewriting an opinion or providing the commentary on one of the rewritten opinions should fill out an application here:

            https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/feministjudgments

Applications are due by September 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. eastern.  Editors will notify accepted authors and commentators by October 7, 2014.  First drafts of rewritten opinions will be due on February 1, 2015.  First drafts of comments on the rewritten opinions will be due on March 15, 2015.  The editors are in the process of identifying a publisher; publication of the final volume is anticipated for late 2015.

 

            A list of cases tentatively scheduled for rewriting is available here:             http://www.law.temple.edu/pdfs/faculty/FeministJudgmentsSurveyResults.pdf

Applicants may indicate their preferences among the list of cases.  Applicants also may suggest other cases for rewriting.  The tentative cases were chosen with the input and advice of an Advisory Panel of distinguished U.S. scholars including Kathryn Abrams, Katharine Bartlett, Devon Carbado, Mary Anne Case, Erwin Chemerinsky, April Cherry, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Martha Fineman, Margaret Johnson, Sonia Katyal, Nancy Leong, Catharine MacKinnon, Rachel Moran, Melissa Murray, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Nancy Polikoff, Dorothy Roberts, Dan Rodriguez, Susan Ross, Vicki Schultz, Dean Spade, Robin West, and Verna Williams.

 

August 12, 2014 in Call for Papers, Violence Against Women | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CFP: AALS Next Generation Issues on Sex, Gender & Law

 

Association of American Law Schools

 

 

Call for Presentations and Papers

 

AALS Workshop on Next Generation Issues on 

Sex, Gender and the Law

 

June 24-26, 2015

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios

Orlando, Florida 

We are seeking proposals for presentations and papers for the 2015 Workshop: Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender and the Law, scheduled to take place June 24 - 26, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  

After more than forty years of formal sex equality under the law, this 2015 workshop will ask legal academics to look ahead to the future and identify, name, and analyze the next generation of legal issues, challenges, and questions that advocates for substantive gender equality must be prepared to consider.  To this end, we seek paper and presentation proposals that not only pinpoint and examine future law-related concerns about gender equality but that also provide innovative new approaches to achieving equality for women and those who challenge gender norms in our society, with a particular attention to employment, violence against women, reproductive rights, women's poverty, and women in legal education. 

Our hope is to build on the insights of the participants in the 2011 AALS Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality by exploring new and forward-looking ideas for scholarship, law reform, and advocacy that can bring about women's equality.  An additional expectation is that each session will address the ways in which characteristics other than gender, including race, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic class, and disability, impact women's lives.  We also anticipate that each session will analyze the institutional strengths and weaknesses of courts, legislatures, and administrative bodies for bringing about change and offer suggestions for legal reforms that can better meet women's needs.  Our final goal is to provide a rich and supportive atmosphere to foster mentoring and networking among teachers and scholars who are interested in women's equality and the law.

The format of the workshop will involve plenary sessions, concurrent sessions drawn from this Call for Presentations and Papers, and a closing panel. The closing panel, also drawn from this Call, will consist of a brainstorming session to consider projects and proposals for proactive measures to bring about gender equality. 

 Concurrent Sessions

The concurrent sessions will feature presentations related to gender equality issues, with preference given to presentations by junior scholars and those proposals related to the topics of employment, violence against women, reproductive rights, women's poverty, and women in legal education.  We will organize the presentations into panels based on the subject matter of the proposals.  Each presentation will last for 15 minutes, followed by questions from the moderator and audience.

Interested faculty should submit a brief written description (no more than 1000 words) of the proposed presentation, along with his or her resume.  Please e-mail these materials to 15wksp@aals.org by September 15, 2014.  We will notify selected speakers by November 1, 2014.

 

Brainstorming Proposals

The final plenary session of the conference will consist of 10-12 five-minute presentations of ideas for future projects that will advance gender equality in the law.  Each selected participant will be limited to five minutes to present his or her idea or project. The presentations will be followed by audience feedback and comments.  Although we will grant preference to presentations by junior scholars and those proposals related to the topics of employment, violence against women, reproductive rights, women's poverty, and women in legal education for the concurrent sessions, we welcome proposals for this brainstorming session on any topic related to gender equality.

Interested faculty should submit a written description of the proposed presentation (no more than 1000 words), along with his or her resume.  Please e-mail these materials to 15wksp@aals.org by September 15, 2014.  We will notify selected speakers by November 1, 2014.

Eligibility

Faculty members at AALS member schools are eligible to submit proposals.  

Fellows at AALS member schools are eligible to submit proposals along with current curriculum vitae. 

Visitors without faculty status at an AALS member law school and adjunct faculty members at AALS member schools are not eligible to submit proposals.  Faculty at U.S. non-member law schools are not eligible to submit proposals. We do welcome your attendance at the workshop. 

Proposers and panelists pay the registration fee and expenses. 

Please direct questions regarding this Call for Papers and Presentations to 15wksp@aals.org.

 

Planning Committee for the 2015 Workshop on Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender and the Law

 

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law, Chair

William Eskridge, Yale Law School

Aya Gruber, University of Colorado School of Law

Kimberly Yuracko, Northwestern University School of Law

Rebecca Zietlow, University of Toledo College of Law

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

August 7, 2014 in Call for Papers, Gender | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Call for papers on IP/Gender Symposium

update:  Papers are due August 25, 2014, Responses are sent September 8, 2014

Call for Papers: Eleventh Annual IP/Gender Symposium

Save the Date: Friday February 27, 2015

 

This year, we will engage in a broad discussion of “Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next Ten Years of Feminist Engagement with Intellectual Property Law.” The symposium will take place in Washington, DC on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Rather than focus discussion on particular cultural practice, such as the creation and dissemination of fan fiction or the stewardship of traditional knowledge, this year, we seek papers and projects that address the full spectrum of feminist/queer theory and all aspects of intellectual property and information law. We encourage submissions from scholars, creators and activists who have not yet engaged with intellectual property law to explore how this legal space might open up new insights regarding the production of knowledge, commodification, definition and valuation of women’s work, and other areas of feminist and queer inquiry. We also hope to spur intellectual property scholars to explore how the tools of deliberately intersectional feminist and queer theory can shed new light on the challenge of creating intellectual property law that fosters social justice. 

Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law in a special symposium volume. 

Additional information, including some possible topics, can be found at:pijip.org/2015-ipgender-call/ 

We are interested in projects that relate to specific case studies, as well as more synthetic studies of these topics. We also welcome projects that include performance and demonstrations in connection with specific projects or overall themes. Please visit pijip.org/ip-gender/ for a complete list of past presentations. Proposals from all disciplines, including law, women’s studies, queer studies, education, communication, cultural anthropology, development, medicine, sociology, and the arts are not only welcome, but encouraged. 

If you are interested in taking part, please submit a 250-500 word précis of your project, with some indication of where your work on it stands, as well as a current C.V., by Sunday, July 27, 2014, using this submission form. We will notify you of whether we will include your proposal in the program no later thanFriday, August 8, 2014.

July 3, 2014 in Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CFP: Transgender Equality in Institutions

From The Faculty Lounge:

AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues: CFP

The 2015 AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) is “Transgender Equality: Prisons, Workplace, and Academic Institutions.” One speaker on this panel will be selected by a subcommittee of the SOGII Executive Committee. If you are interested in presenting on this panel, please submit a one page abstract describing the essence of your talk to Ellen S. Podgor, Chair of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, epodgor@law.stetson.edu. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2014. Received abstracts will be acknowledged within seven days.

April 29, 2014 in Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

the Aussie law schools always have such cool topics for symposia

Like this.  The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.  And the title of the journal symposia, hosted by the Australian Feminist Law Journal, is "Dogs, Pigs and Children: Changing Laws in Colonial Britain."  

February 19, 2014 in Call for Papers, International | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 17, 2014

CFP: Thoughts on Saving Feminist Studies

Call for Papers: Feminist currents to be published in Frontiers, A Journal of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University. 

The Question: In an era of tightening budgets and renewed fiscal conservatism, how committed are institutions to our research and teaching, or students to the critical lenses developed in our classrooms? We inhabit a time of policies mandating that retirees not be replaced and that academic units be consolidated. Circulating in the states are proposals to charge differential fees by majors and academic units in order to encourage supposedly practical preparation for the workforce. Thus, for our next question, we propose to continue this conversation by asking you: What’s the impact of today’s neoliberal political economy on programs and departments in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and what strategies work to cope, confront and survive?

 Replies: Email your reflections, from 30 to 300 words, to frontiers@osu.eduno later than March 15, 2014. In your subject line please type "Feminist Currents." Unless you notify us otherwise in your email, your response signifies that we may paraphrase your thoughts, quote directly from them, and use your name and affiliation. Make sure that you include your affiliation, if applicable. For more information, please see:  http://frontiers.osu.edu/feminist-currents

 

February 17, 2014 in Call for Papers, Education | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Award Nominations for Scholarship on Early Modern Women

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (http://www.ssemw.org) seeks nominations for awards for scholarly work published/completed in 2013. Any work on women and gender in the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750) is eligible.

Awards Categories:

 *   Book Award
 *   Essay or Article Award
 *   Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition
 *   Scholarly Edition in Translation Award
 *   Teaching Edition Award
 *   Graduate Student Conference Presentation Award
 *   Collaborative Project Award (Edited Collections of Essays, etc.)
 *   Digital Scholarship, New Media, & Art Award (Web-based projects,
exhibitions, concerts, productions of plays, etc.  Note: Since such
projects often do not have a single date of publication, nominations are
accepted for projects operating in 2013.)

To nominate a work from 2013 for an award to be presented in 2014, please send three (3) copies of books or a PDF of articles, essays, or papers by MARCH 15, 2014, to

Eleanor Hubbard
129 Dickinson Hall
Department of History
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
ehubbard@princeton.edu<mailto:ehubbard@Princeton.EDU>

February 8, 2014 in Call for Papers, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Call for Papers: Litigating Women's Rights

The announcement from the Akron Law Review

The editors of The Akron Law Review believe that issues regarding women’s rights and the movement toward equality deserve renewed and comprehensive exploration. We, thus, propose to publish a symposium issue that will explore the status of litigation regarding women’s rights. In this issue, the Akron Law Review seeks to explore a range of issues, including litigation regarding reproductive rights, pregnancy discrimination, healthcare, employment, sex discrimination, immigration, Title IX, and maternal wall issues of work/family conflict. We will be pleased to develop this subject from a variety of perspectives, including case-law based, statistical, experiential, and historical perspectives.

 

We welcome papers of any length and request submission on or before March 1, 2014.

 

The Akron Law Review has been highly ranked in the Washington and Lee Law Review Rankings in the top fifty (50) of general, student-edited law reviews in the "Impact Factor" category since 2005.... [T]he Akron Law Review has been cited by the Ohio Supreme Court more times in the past decade than any other journal. See Jared Klaus, Law Reviews: An Undervalued Resource, 26 Ohio Lawyer, May/June 2012, at 28. 

 

Please submit manuscripts or inquiries to Casey Jon Davis, Editor-in-Chief, at  cjd60@zips.uakron.edu

January 7, 2014 in Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)