Thursday, May 29, 2014

Feminist Legal Theory at Law & Society Beginning Today

Here is the final and revised schedule of the awesome Collaborative Research Network on Feminist Legal Theory at today's Law & Society Conference.  Hope to have some live blogging from Jamie Abrams.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

 Book Discussion: Becoming Sexual by Danielle Egan 7 pm, University of Minnesota, Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room

 THURSDAY, MAY 29

 Alternatives to Marriage, Chair: June Carbone

Erez Aloni, Beyond Recognition: Redistribution in Family Law

Jessica Feinberg, The Survival of Non-Marital Relationship Statuses in the Same-Sex Marriage Era: A Proposal

Leslie Harris,Drifting Toward Marriage: How and Why Legal Structures for Alternative Family Forms Converge on Marriage

Theodore Seto, A Coasian Theory of Marriage

Discussants: Kerry Abrams, June Carbone

 

Feminist Perspectives on Health Care, Chair: Kara Loewentheil

Jamie Abrams, Revealing the Illusion of Patient Autonomy and the Ghost of Roe’s Medical Model

Kara Loewentheil, When Free Exercise Is a Burden: Protecting “Third Parties” In Religious Accommodation Law

Seema Mohapatra, Time to Lift the Veil of Inequality in Health Care Coverage: Using Corporate Law to Defend the Affordable Care Act’s Reproductive Health Care Mandate

Discussants:  Jessica Waters, Margaux Hall

                   

ART and Parentage, Chair: Wendy Bach

Courtney Joslin, The Biology Myth

Jody Madiera, The Legal Consequences of Infertility Patients’ Self-Identification as Consumer or Patient

Dara Purvis, Fathers, Abortion, and Equal Rights

Kara Swanson, Alternative Insemination and Adoption: Historical Perspectives

Discussants: Johanna Bond, Deborah Dinner, Marie Failinger

 

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce, Chair: William Kuby

Cynthia Godsoe, Considering Gay Parenthood

Zvi Triger and Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, Same-Sex Divorce and the Right to Divorce

Ann Tweedy, Same-Sex Marriage and Indian Tribes

Deborah Widiss, Federal Marriage Discrimination, Take Two

Discussant: William Kuby

 

"Just the Facts:” Expertise and Empirical Evidence as Movement Strategies, Chair: Rachel Rebouche

 Libby Adler, Facts About Gay People

Aziza Ahmed, Medical Evidence and Expertise in Abortion Jurisprudence

Elizabeth Kukura, Contested Care: The Politics of Research, Evidence and Knowledge in U.S. Childbirth Policies

 Discussants: Elizabeth MacDowell, Rachel Rebouche                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FRIDAY, MAY 30

 Roundtable: Feminist Legal Theory Half a Century after the Second Wave

Moderator/Discussant:  Clare Huntington

Susan Appleton and Susan Stiritz, Legal Education Gone Wild: Law and Literature and Sex

Naomi Cahn and June Carbone, Unequal Terms

Max Eichner, Second-Wave Feminism and the Market

Jennifer Hendricks, Schrodinger’s Child: Non-Identity, Probability, and Reproductive Decision-Making

                  

The Economics of Intergenerational Care, Chair: Dirk Hartog 

 Alicia Kelly, Intergenerational Economies

Nina Kohn, Valuing Care

Peggie Smith, Compensating Family Members to Care for Elderly Relatives

Amy Ziettlow, “Money and Stuff:” Gen X Caregivers and Financial Decision-making for Their Baby Boomer Parents

 Discussant:  Naomi Cahn

 

 Roundtable:  Anniversary of Fineman’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Chair: Hila Keren

June Carbone, Univ. of Minnesota Law

Martha A. Fineman, Emory Law School

Michele Goodwin, Univ. of Minnesota Law

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Univ. of Minnesota Law School

Dorothy Roberts, Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School

Laura Spitz, Cornell Law School

Jessica Dixon Weaver, Southern Methodist Univ. Law School

 Discussant: Laura Kessler

 

Subordination and Power in Families, Chair:  Laura Kessler

 Samantha Godwin, A Feminist Critique of Parental Rights

Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, The Case Against Separating the Care from the Caregiver: A Relational Perspective on Children’s Rights

Aníbal Rosario Lebrón, Scorned Law: Rethinking Impeachment Rules for Battered Women

Sarah Swan, Third-Party Policing Comes Home: Gender, Control, and Responsibilization in Family Life

 Discussants: Wendy Bach, Laura Kessler, Rachel Rebouche

 

 Sexual Violence, Chair: Jessica Clarke 

 Mary Ann Franks, Men, Women, and Optimal Violence

Ummni Khan, Representing ‘John’: The Legal Reification of Sex Trade Clients and their Potential Status as Constitutional Subjects

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Gendered Harms and their Interface with International Criminal Law: Norms, Challenges, and Domestication

Menaka Raguparan, Consent/non Consent: Challenging Sexual Assault Law’s Generative Meaning  

Valarie Vojdik, Theorizing Violence Against Men

 Discussants: Neha Jain,Deborah Tuerkheimer, Bela August Walker

 

 Families and Family – New Books Exploring the Past and Imagining the Future

Chair: Laurie Kohn

Jill Hasday, Family Law Reimagined

Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships 

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

 Discussants: Katharine Bartlett,Robin Lenhardt

  

SATURDAY, MAY 31

 Parenting Outside of Marriage: The Legal History of Fathers’ Rights, Illegitimacy, and Child Custody from Blackstone to Reagan(co-sponsor Law and History), Chair/Discussant: Kristin Collins

Sarah Abramowicz, The Construction of Motherhood and the Regulation of Fatherhood in Early 19th-Century English Child Custody Law

Deborah Dinner, Liberated Patriarchs: The Fathers’ Rights Movement, 1960-1980

Serena Mayeri, Unmarried Fathers, Sex Equality, and Marital Supremacy, 1970-1983

Mary Ziegler, Illegitimate Conceptions: Unwed Motherhood and the Remaking of the Abortion Wars                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

May 29, 2014 in Conferences, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lavender Bar Conference and Job Fair

Prof. Courtney Joslin at UC Davis has asked me to post this, and I am pleased to do so:  

 

Lavender Law 2014, New York, NY

August 21-23, 2014

Invitation and Call for Papers

Entry-Level Market Forum for Junior Scholars

 

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

This year the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair will be heldAugust 21-23, 2014 at the Sheraton New York in New York City. Lavender Law brings together the best and brightest legal minds in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

 

To celebrate our community of scholars, Lavender Law® is hosting a Junior Scholars Forum again this year. This year, the forum will be devoted to individuals who intend to participate in the AALS annual entry-level hiring conference in Washington, D.C. If you are planning to participate in the entry-level hiring process this year, and your work focuses on the nexus between the law, gender, and sexuality, we encourage you to apply.

 

To submit a proposal for consideration, please email (1) a 5-10 page overview of your job talk; and (2) a copy of your cv to Courtney Joslin (cgjoslin@ucdavis.edu) and Joseph Landau (jlandau4@law.fordham.edu).

 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 13, 2014.

 

If you are selected to participate, a complete draft of your job talk will be due by August 1, 2014.

 

May 16, 2014 in Conferences, LGBT | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feminist Legal Theory Panels at Law & Society Conference

Collaborative Research Network on Feminist Legal Theory
Law & Society 2014

Draft Program

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

Book Discussion: Becoming Sexual by Danielle Egan
7 pm, University of Minnesota, Room TBA


THURSDAY, MAY 29

Alternatives to Marriage
Chair: June Carbone
8:15—10:00 am, Room

Erez Aloni, Beyond Recognition: Redistribution in Family Law
Jessica Feinberg, The Survival of Non-Marital Relationship Statuses in the Same-Sex Marriage Era: A Proposal
Leslie Harris, Drifting Toward Marriage: How and Why Legal Structures for Alternative Family Forms Converge on Marriage
Theodore Seto, A Coasian Theory of Marriage

Discussant: Kerry Abrams


Feminist Perspectives on Health Care
Chair: Kara Loewentheil
10:15—12:00 pm, Room

Jamie Abrams, Revealing the Illusion of Patient Autonomy and the Ghost of Roe's Medical Model
Kara Loewentheil, When Free Exercise Is A Burden: Protecting "Third Parties" In Religious Accommodation Law
Seema Mohapatra, Time to Lift the Veil of Inequality in Health Care Coverage: Using Corporate Law to Defend the Affordable Care Act’s Reproductive Health Care Mandate

Discussants: Jessica Waters, Margaux Hall

ART and Parentage
Chair: Wendy Bach
12:45—2:30 pm, Room

Courtney Joslin, The Biology Myth
Jody Madiera, The Legal Consequences of Infertility Patients’ Self-Identification as Consumer or Patient
Dara Purvis, Fathers, Abortion, and Equal Rights
Kara Swanson, Alternative Insemination and Adoption: Historical Perspectives

Discussant: Joanna Bond


Same Sex Marriage and Divorce
Chair: Rachel Rebouche
2:45—4:30 pm, Room

Cynthia Godsoe, Disentangling Marriage and Parenthood
Zvi Triger and Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, Same-Sex Divorce and the Right to Divorce
Ann Tweedy, Same-Sex Marriage and Indian Tribes
Deborah Widiss, Federal Marriage Discrimination, Take Two

Discussant: William Kuby


“Just the Facts:” Expertise and Empirical Evidence as Movement Strategies
Chair: Rachel Rebouche
4:45—6:15 pm, Room

Libby Adler, Facts About Gay People
Aziza Ahmed, Medical Evidence and Expertise in Abortion Jurisprudence
Elizabeth Kukura, Contested Care: The Politics of Research, Evidence and Knowledge in U.S. Childbirth Policies

Discussant: Elizabeth MacDowell


Business Meeting, 6:30—7:00, Hilton Board Room 3


FLT CRN Dinner, 7:00 pm, Rosa Mexicano, 609 Hennipen Avenue

RSVP for dinner is required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AA8A62BA0FF2-annual

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 30

Roundtable: Feminist Legal Theory Half a Century after the Second Wave
Moderator/Discussant: Clare Huntington
8:15 am—10:00 am, Room

Susan Appleton and Susan Stiritz, Legal Education Gone Wild: Law and Literature and Sex
Naomi Cahn and June Carbone, Unequal Terms
Max Eichner, Second-Wave Feminism and the Market
Jennifer Hendricks, Schrodinger's Child: Non-Identity, Probability, and Reproductive Decision-Making


The Economics of Intergenerational Care
(co-sponsor Aging, Law & Society)
Chair: Dirk Hartog
10:15—12:00 pm, Room

Alicia Kelly, Intergenerational Economies
Nina Kohn, Valuing Care
Peggie Smith, Compensating Family Members to Care for Elderly Relatives
Jessica Dixon Weaver, Of Babes & Elders: A Unified Approach to Intergenerational Caregiving
Amy Ziettlow, "Money and Stuff": Gen X Caregivers and Financial Decision-making for Their Baby Boomer Parents

Discussant: Naomi Cahn
Roundtable: Anniversary of Fineman’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project
Chair: Hila Keren
10:15—12:00 pm, Room

June Carbone, University of Minnesota
Martha A. Fineman, Emory Law School
Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota
Fionnuala Ni Aolain, University of Minnesota Law School
Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania
Laura Spitz, Cornell Law School

Discussant: Laura Kessler


Subordination and Power in Families
Chair: Laura Kessler
12:45—2:30 pm, Room

Alesha Durfee, "They don’t want any problems": The effects of documentation status on the legal mobilization of domestic violence survivors
Samantha Godwin, A Feminist Critique of Parental Rights
Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, The Case Against Separating the Care from the Caregiver: A Relational Perspective on Children’s Rights
Aníbal Rosario Lebrón, Scorned Law: Rethinking Impeachment Rules for Battered Women
Sarah Swan, Third-Party Policing Comes Home: Gender, Control, and Responsibilization in Family Life


Sexual Violence
Chair: Jessica Clarke
2:45—4:30 pm, Room

Emma Cunliffe, Judgment and Error in Sexual Assault Trials
Mary Ann Franks, Men, Women, and Optimal Violence
Ummni Khan, Representing ‘John’: The Legal Reification of Sex Trade Clients and their Potential Status as Constitutional Subjects
Menaka Raguparan, Consent/non Consent: Challenging Sexual Assault Law’s Generative Meaning
Valarie Vojdik, Theorizing Violence Against Men

Discussant: Deborah Tuerkheimer


Families and Family Law – New Books Exploring the Past and Imagining the Future
Chair: Laurie Kohn
4:45—6:30 pm, Room

Authors:
Jill Hasday, University of Minnesota Law School, Family Law Reimagined
Clare Huntington, Fordham Law School, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law, According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

Discussants:
Katharine Bartlett, Duke University School of Law
Robin Lenhardt, Fordham Law School


SATURDAY, MAY 31


Parenting Outside of Marriage 1800-Now (co-sponsor Law and History)
Chair/Discussant: Kristin Collins
2:45—4:30 pm, Room

Sarah Abramowicz, The Construction of Motherhood and the Regulation of Fatherhood in Early 19th-Century English Child Custody Law
Deborah Dinner, Liberated Patriarchs: The Fathers’ Rights Movement, 1960-1980
Serena Mayeri, Unmarried Fathers, Sex Equality, and Marital Supremacy, 1970-1983
Mary Ziegler, Illegitimate Conceptions: Unwed Motherhood and the Remaking of the Abortion Wars

April 15, 2014 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

AALS Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues

AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Thursday through Saturday | June 5 – 7, 2014 .  Looks like a terrific line-up.

Why Attend?

2013 was an important year for issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. The U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor  that have broad implications for sexual minorities, as does the earlier repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But these developments have raised as many questions as they resolved, and the reverberations from them will continue to shape the landscape for many years. At the same time that marriage equality is spreading through the U.S. and other countries, many states and countries still retain laws that negatively impact sexual minorities and their families. The majority of countries in the world and half the states in the U.S. provide no protection against discrimination based on sexual minority status, and the federal government does not prohibit this discrimination. Bullying and suicide continue to plague LGBTQ youth, and religious liberty continues to be offered as a basis for discriminatory action. Additionally, scholars and activists are writing about sexual orientation and gender identity from many perspectives and challenging many of the constructs that limit individuals’ freedom to express their sexuality and identity in creative, autonomous  ways.

 

March 13, 2014 in Conferences, Gender, Law schools, LGBT | Permalink | Comments (0)