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The Feminist Pervasion: How Gender-Based Scholarship Informs Law and Law Teaching

74 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2005  

Ann Bartow

Franklin Pierce Center for IP at UNH Law

F. Carolyn Graglia

Independent

Deseriee A. Kennedy

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Joan MacLeod Heminway

University of Tennessee College of Law

Abstract

This is an edited, annotated transcript of a conference panel discussion on feminism, sex, and gender in law, legal education, and legal scholarship. The transcript reflects widely divergent views of the place of feminism, sex, and gender in the law and legal scholarship. Moreover, the panelists differ as to the role feminism has played in the lives of women as law students and practicing attorneys. In the latter part of the transcript, the panelists' remarks focus in on hotly debated issues surrounding possible gender (or sex) and racial bias in LSAT testing and the innate abilities of women and men as they relate to learning and practicing law. This portion of the piece is exceptionally timely, following on the controversial January 14, 2005 remarks by Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers relating to inherent differences between men and women in career choice and success.

Keywords: feminism, sex, gender, law school, law, legal scholarship

JEL Classification: I20, J12, J13, J15, J16, J18, J71

Suggested Citation

Bartow, Ann and Graglia, F. Carolyn and Kennedy, Deseriee A. and Heminway, Joan MacLeod, The Feminist Pervasion: How Gender-Based Scholarship Informs Law and Law Teaching. Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=794832

Ann Bartow

Franklin Pierce Center for IP at UNH Law

Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

F. Carolyn Graglia

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Deseriee A. Kennedy

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Joan MacLeod Heminway (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States
865-974-3813 (Phone)
865-974-0681 (Fax)

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