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Newsroom: Gift Supports Diversity Programming 12-15-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2016

Newsroom: Gift Supports Diversity Programming 12-15-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Recovering Socialism For Feminist Legal Theory In The 21 St Century, Cynthia Grant Bowman Nov 2016

Recovering Socialism For Feminist Legal Theory In The 21 St Century, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

This Article argues that a significant strand of feminist theory in the 1970s and 1980s — socialist feminism — has largely been ignored by feminist jurisprudence in the United States and explores potential contributions to legal theory of recapturing the insights of socialist feminism. It describes both the context out of which that theory grew, in the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-imperialist struggles of the 1960s, and the contents of the theory as developed in the writings of certain authors such as Heidi Hartmann, Zillah Eisenstein, and Iris Young, as well as their predecessors in the U.K., and in the …


Trending @ Rwu Law: Brittani Mulholland's Post: Women In Robes: Bigger And Better Than Ever: October 12, 2016, Brittani Mulholland Oct 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Brittani Mulholland's Post: Women In Robes: Bigger And Better Than Ever: October 12, 2016, Brittani Mulholland

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Brief Amici Curiae Of Professors Of History, Political Science, And Law In Support Of Respondent, Kristin Collins, Catherine E. Stetson, Jessica K. Jacobs Oct 2016

Brief Amici Curiae Of Professors Of History, Political Science, And Law In Support Of Respondent, Kristin Collins, Catherine E. Stetson, Jessica K. Jacobs

Faculty Scholarship

Sex-based laws premised on archaic presumptions about the proper roles of men and women run afoul of established constitutional principles, especially when they interfere with the parent-child relationship. Amici write to explain the history of the federal government’s use of sex-based classifications in the regulation of citizenship. In its regulation of intergenerational and interspousal citizenship transmission, the federal government has perpetuated outdated gender-based norms concerning proper parental roles, even when those norms have been rejected in other legal and social contexts. In addition, the laws governing derivative citizenship have significantly encumbered the ability of American fathers to transmit citizenship to …


Why Feminist Legal Theory Still Needs Mary Joe Frug: Thoughts On Conflicts In Feminism, Elizabeth M. Schneider Oct 2016

Why Feminist Legal Theory Still Needs Mary Joe Frug: Thoughts On Conflicts In Feminism, Elizabeth M. Schneider

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


On Griswold And Women's Equality, Vivian E. Hamilton Oct 2016

On Griswold And Women's Equality, Vivian E. Hamilton

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


An Evolution Of Tradition: Understanding The Unintended Effects Of The 1999 Inheritance And Marital Property Law On Intra-Family Relationships In Rwanda., Pete Freeman Oct 2016

An Evolution Of Tradition: Understanding The Unintended Effects Of The 1999 Inheritance And Marital Property Law On Intra-Family Relationships In Rwanda., Pete Freeman

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In the months following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a disproportionate number of Rwandan women were left without husbands, homes, family, or property. These losses required women to take on cultural responsibilities hitherto reserved for men. One roadblock to assuming these responsibilities was the legal and cultural right of property ownership reserved exclusively for men. Then in 1999, the Rwandan government enacted legislation which allowed women and girls the rights to family property -- Law/nº 22/99 of 12/11/1999 on Matrimonial Regimes, Liberalities, and Successions. On paper, this Rwandan policy seemed like a step toward gender equality, a watershed moment in …


Newsroom: Johnson Wins 2nd Term As Mbwa President 09/28/2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2016

Newsroom: Johnson Wins 2nd Term As Mbwa President 09/28/2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law, William & Mary Law School Sep 2016

Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law, William & Mary Law School

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Personal Laws In Creating A “Second Sex”, Rangita De Silva De Alwis, Indira Jaising Sep 2016

The Role Of Personal Laws In Creating A “Second Sex”, Rangita De Silva De Alwis, Indira Jaising

All Faculty Scholarship

The cultural construction of gender determines the role of women and girls within the family in many societies. Gendered notions of power in the family are often shrouded in religion and custom and find their deepest expression in Personal Laws. This essay examines the international law framework as it relates to personal laws and the commonality of narratives of litigators and plaintiffs in the cases from the three different personal law systems in India.


Outliving Love: Marital Estrangement In An African Insurance Market, Casey Golomski Aug 2016

Outliving Love: Marital Estrangement In An African Insurance Market, Casey Golomski

Anthropology

Marital estrangement and formal divorce are vital conjunctures for married women’s kinship relations and life course, where a horizon of future possibilities are revalued and negotiated at the interstices of custom, law, and social and ritual obligations. In this article, after delineating the forms of customary and civil marriage and the possibilities for divorce or estrangement from each, I describe how some married women in Swaziland and South Africa mediate this complex social field for their children and families through pensions and continuing to pay for their partners’ insurance coverage. This was not solely out of avarice to reap future …


Third-Party Reproductive Practices: Legislative Inertia And The Need For Nuanced Empirical Data, Susan Markens Jul 2016

Third-Party Reproductive Practices: Legislative Inertia And The Need For Nuanced Empirical Data, Susan Markens

Publications and Research

In their article, ‘Gamete donor anonymity and limits on numbers of offspring: the views of three stakeholders’, Margaret K. Nelson, Rosanna Hertz and Wendy Kramer draw on survey data from gamete donors, parents who used gametes to conceive, and donor-conceived offspring in order to understand the position that various stakeholders are likely to hold regarding the regulation of two issues pertaining to gamete donation: anonymity and limits on numbers of offspring.1 This commentary elaborates on the politics underlying conflicts and agreements among various stakeholders involved with third-party reproduction and details the need for data to better inform legislation regarding assisted …


My Body, Not My Say: Justice Blackmun's Influential Decision In Roe V. Wade, Kisha K. Patel Jul 2016

My Body, Not My Say: Justice Blackmun's Influential Decision In Roe V. Wade, Kisha K. Patel

Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Summer Fellows

Abortion laws have regulated women’s bodies since the beginning of the country. Many people associate regulation with the case of Roe V. Wade in 1973, in which the Supreme Court ruled that states could not outlaw abortion during the first trimester. Roe v. Wade remains controversial to this day as it failed to establish consensus that women’s decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy falls within their constitutional right to privacy. Understanding the implications of this decision is fundamental to analyze the debate over the constitutionality of abortion today. This paper examines the opinion written by Justice Blackmun in …


Women's Health And Abortion Rights: Whole Woman's Health V Hellerstedt, Lawrence O. Gostin, Rebecca B. Reingold Jul 2016

Women's Health And Abortion Rights: Whole Woman's Health V Hellerstedt, Lawrence O. Gostin, Rebecca B. Reingold

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Supreme Court asked pro-choice and right-to-life advocates “to end their national division by accepting a common mandate rooted in the Constitution.” Nothing of the sort materialized. If anything, the social and political battles intensified, with states enacting 1074 abortion restrictions. The Court has not considered various appeals in the face of an avalanche of legislation, but on June 27, 2016, it struck down 2 onerous restrictions on physicians and clinics offering abortion services.

In Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, the Court found Texas’s requirements that physicians conducting abortions obtain admitting privileges at local …


Trending @ Rwu Law: Judge Netti Vogel's Post: Women, The Legal Profession, And How Far We've Come 7-19-16, Netti Vogel Jul 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Judge Netti Vogel's Post: Women, The Legal Profession, And How Far We've Come 7-19-16, Netti Vogel

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Title Ix, Sexual Assault, And The Issue Of Effective Consent: Blurred Lines—When Should “Yes” Mean “No”?, Lori E. Shaw Jul 2016

Title Ix, Sexual Assault, And The Issue Of Effective Consent: Blurred Lines—When Should “Yes” Mean “No”?, Lori E. Shaw

School of Law Faculty Publications

This Article is intended to set the process in motion by providing the DOE and the educational institutions governed by Title IX with a proposed standard for “effective consent.” Part I provides an overview of the realities of campus life in the 2010s, delving into the root causes of sexual assault and other forms of unwanted sexual contact. Sexual hookups and binge drinking, two aspects of campus life inextricably linked to one another and to unwanted sexual contact, are explored in depth.

Part II presents an overview of the traditional role, structures, and processes of the student-conduct system. It then …


Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky Jun 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


On Marriage Equality And Transformation Through Preservation, Courtney Cahill Jun 2016

On Marriage Equality And Transformation Through Preservation, Courtney Cahill

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence And The Failure Of Intervention [Batterer Intervention Program (Bip) Standards Data, As Of 2015], Carolyn B. Ramsey Jun 2016

The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence And The Failure Of Intervention [Batterer Intervention Program (Bip) Standards Data, As Of 2015], Carolyn B. Ramsey

Research Data

These 19 comparative data tables relating to state and local certification standards for batterer intervention programs (BIPs), as of 2015, are electronic Appendices B-T to Carolyn B. Ramsey, The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence and the Failure of Intervention, 120 Penn. St. L. Rev. 337 (2015), available at http://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/56/. Appendix A is not reproduced here because it simply contains citations to the state and local standards, but it is published with the journal article.


Foundling Fathers: (Non-)Marriage And Parental Rights In The Age Of Equality, Serena Mayeri Jun 2016

Foundling Fathers: (Non-)Marriage And Parental Rights In The Age Of Equality, Serena Mayeri

All Faculty Scholarship

The twentieth-century equality revolution established the principle of sex neutrality in the law of marriage and divorce and eased the most severe legal disabilities traditionally imposed upon nonmarital children. Formal equality under the law eluded nonmarital parents, however. Although unwed fathers won unprecedented legal rights and recognition in a series of Supreme Court cases decided in the 1970s and 1980s, they failed to achieve constitutional parity with mothers or with married and divorced fathers. This Article excavates nonmarital fathers’ quest for equal rights, until now a mere footnote in the history of constitutional equality law.

Unmarried fathers lacked a social …


Book Review J. Shoshanna Ehrilich, Regulating Desire: From The Virtuous Maiden To The Purity Princess, Maya Manian May 2016

Book Review J. Shoshanna Ehrilich, Regulating Desire: From The Virtuous Maiden To The Purity Princess, Maya Manian

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

In this effective and engaging book, J. Shoshanna Ehrlich uncovers the hidden agendas underlying the long history of the law's regulation of female adolescent sexuality. Ehrlich persuasively demonstrates that a multitude of laws purporting to protect public health in one form or another in fact "encode the value of female virtue into law based upon a set of assumptions about their sexuality" (3). The book spans a wide time period, moving chronologically through a series of legal reform movements targeting young women's sexuality, from the 1838 effort to criminalize seduction to the modem-day movement promoting abstinence-only sex education. Although the …


Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture: A Keynote Address By Mahzarin Banaji: Blindspot: Hidden Biases Of Good People 04-14-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law Apr 2016

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture: A Keynote Address By Mahzarin Banaji: Blindspot: Hidden Biases Of Good People 04-14-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Deborah Johnson's Post: Implicit Bias And The Law: 04/12/2016, Deborah Johnson Apr 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Deborah Johnson's Post: Implicit Bias And The Law: 04/12/2016, Deborah Johnson

Law School Blogs

Also available @ http://law.rwu.edu/blog/implicit-bias-and-law


Newsroom: Are You Sure You're Not Prejudiced? 04-07-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law Apr 2016

Newsroom: Are You Sure You're Not Prejudiced? 04-07-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Vivas Nos Queremos: Feminicidio En Bolivia, Taslim Tavarez Garcia Apr 2016

Vivas Nos Queremos: Feminicidio En Bolivia, Taslim Tavarez Garcia

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Bolivia uno de los países en latinoamérica que tiene una gran cantidad de feminicidios o mujeres asesinadas por hombres debido a su género y relación afectiva. Hay muchos problemas sobre las violaciones de derechos humanos que sufren las mujeres en razón de género. Con el enfoque de derechos de las víctimas y sus familiares, esta investigación pretende descubrir si ellas, tienen acceso a justicia en el sistema judicial de Bolivia . Específicamente analizando el efecto de antes y después de la ley 348: La Ley Integral Para Garantizar a Las Mujeres Una Vida Libre de Violencia. A través de una …


About Microaggressions, Ronald E. Wheeler Apr 2016

About Microaggressions, Ronald E. Wheeler

Faculty Scholarship

Professor Wheeler discusses the concepts of microaggressions (including micro-assaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations) specifically against LGBT individuals, and proposes some solutions for preventing microaggressions from occurring within one’s organization.


Reconceptualizing The Eighth Amendment: Slaves, Prisoners, And Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Alexander A. Reinert Mar 2016

Reconceptualizing The Eighth Amendment: Slaves, Prisoners, And Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Alexander A. Reinert

Articles

The meaning of the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause has long been hotly contested. For scholars and jurists who look to original meaning or intent, there is little direct contemporaneous evidence on which to rest any conclusion. For those who adopt a dynamic interpretive framework, the Supreme Court’s “evolving standards of decency” paradigm has surface appeal, but deep conflicts have arisen in application. This Article offers a contextual account of the Eighth Amendment’s meaning that addresses both of these interpretive frames by situating the Amendment in eighteenth and nineteenth-century legal standards governing relationships of subordination.

In particular, I …


Salvaging "Safe Spaces": Toward Model Standards For Lgbtq Youth-Serving Professionals Encountering Law Enforcement, Brendan M. Conner Mar 2016

Salvaging "Safe Spaces": Toward Model Standards For Lgbtq Youth-Serving Professionals Encountering Law Enforcement, Brendan M. Conner

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Challenges To Rule Of Law And Gender Equality Globally (With Transcript), Rangita De Silva De Alwis, Indira Jaising Feb 2016

Challenges To Rule Of Law And Gender Equality Globally (With Transcript), Rangita De Silva De Alwis, Indira Jaising

Case In Point Podcasts

Indira Jaising and Rangita de Silva de Alwis examine gender equality cases and struggles in India and around the world.


Newsroom: Sack Joins Women's Fund Of Ri Board, Roger Williams University School Law Jan 2016

Newsroom: Sack Joins Women's Fund Of Ri Board, Roger Williams University School Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.