Friday, June 12, 2009
Scholarship alert: The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism twenty years ago: reflections from our founding members
Co-authored by Professor Sara Ricks and found at 20 Yale J.L. & Feminism 247 (2009). Here's an excerpt from Professor Rick's essay:
The [Yale Journal of Law and Feminism’s] receptivity to a wider variety of material as legitimate sources of legal understanding informs my work as a law teacher today, as I
draft a constitutional litigation textbook that contextualizes the students’
learning of doctrine by including photographs, briefs, interviews with litigants
and lawyers, and information on the working conditions of police, prison
guards, and social workers. Our Journal conversations helped me find my
voice within law school and, as a law teacher now, I try to honor that
experience by experimenting with ways to encourage my students to find their
own voices within law school and in their working lives. Hopefully, part of the
Journal’s continuing influence on its editors and readers is a willingness to
encourage new voices in legal and policy debates and an openness to reforms
of legal education rooted in practical, real-world experience.
I am the scholarship dude.