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Sex-Bias Topics In The Criminal Law Course: A Survey Of Criminal Law Professors, Nancy S. Erickson, Mary Ann Lamanna Oct 1990

Sex-Bias Topics In The Criminal Law Course: A Survey Of Criminal Law Professors, Nancy S. Erickson, Mary Ann Lamanna

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Article addresses the empirical question of whether law school curricula have advanced to the stage of integrating materials on gender-related topics into core courses, thus exposing students to gender-related topics in the law and presenting a perspective shaped by women's as well as men's experiences. We examine one of the central courses of the law school curriculum: criminal law. Although some of the attention directed to sex discrimination in law has focused on specific areas of criminal law such as rape and spouse abuse, a more systematic scrutiny of the substantive rules of criminal law and the ways in …


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1990 - May) No. 3, Maine Women's Lobby Staff May 1990

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1990 - May) No. 3, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


Justice, Gender And The Family, Christine A. Pagac May 1990

Justice, Gender And The Family, Christine A. Pagac

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Justice, Gender and the Family by Susan Moller Okin


Engendering Law Faculties, Carl Tobias May 1990

Engendering Law Faculties, Carl Tobias

University of Miami Law Review

No abstract provided.


Feminism And Post-Structuralism, Joan C. Williams May 1990

Feminism And Post-Structuralism, Joan C. Williams

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Female Body and the Law by Zillah R. Eisenstein


Law Students Estimate Half Joined Boycott, Dan Joseph Apr 1990

Law Students Estimate Half Joined Boycott, Dan Joseph

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Law Students Make Valid Point With Protest, Jill Miller Apr 1990

Law Students Make Valid Point With Protest, Jill Miller

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Iu Law Students Join Nationwide Class Boycott, Dan Joseph Apr 1990

Iu Law Students Join Nationwide Class Boycott, Dan Joseph

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Toward An Expanded Conception Of Law Reform: Sexual Harassment Law And The Reconstruction Of Facts, Holly B. Fechner Apr 1990

Toward An Expanded Conception Of Law Reform: Sexual Harassment Law And The Reconstruction Of Facts, Holly B. Fechner

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Note uses feminist reform of sexual harassment law to show how the reconstruction of factual descriptions can lead to change in the law. Part I describes the feminist methodology of consciousness raising and analyzes Catharine MacKinnon's Sexual Harassment of Working Women as an example of a successful consciousness-raising tool. Part II discusses sexual harassment doctrine and presents a case study illustrating how changing the way legal decision makers think about facts can lead to law reform. Part III discusses how social construction theory aids understanding of changes in sexual harassment law.


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1990 - March) No. 2, Maine Women's Lobby Staff Mar 1990

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1990 - March) No. 2, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


What Is Legal Education? And Should We Permit It To Continue In Its Present Form?, Herma Hill Kay Mar 1990

What Is Legal Education? And Should We Permit It To Continue In Its Present Form?, Herma Hill Kay

Georgia State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Women, Mothers, And The Law Of Fright: A History, Martha Chamallas, Linda K. Kerber Feb 1990

Women, Mothers, And The Law Of Fright: A History, Martha Chamallas, Linda K. Kerber

Michigan Law Review

This article presents a gendered history of the law's treatment of fright-based physical injuries. Our goal is to connect the law of fright to the changing cultural and intellectual forces of the twentieth century. Through a feminist lens, we reexamine the accounts of the legal treatment of fright-based injuries offered by Victorian-erajurists, traditionalist legal scholars of the first two decades of the twentieth century, a legal realist in the 1930s, and a Freudian medical-legal commentator from the 1940s, all of whom helped to shape present-day tort doctrine. We conclude with an account of Dillon v. Legg, in which the …


The Gender Gap On The Federal Bench, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1990

The Gender Gap On The Federal Bench, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

This Commentary evaluates President George H.W. Bush's lackluster record of appointing women to the federal courts. The Commentary initially examines the relevant data on female judicial appointments and assesses why the Bush Administration has placed few women on the bench. It next recommends that President Bush name substantially more women in 1991 and 1992 and explores why and how this endeavor should be instituted. The Commentary then analyzes what the Bush Administration is likely to do about the paucity of female appointees. Because it is not clear that President Bush will place very many women on the federal courts, the …


The Federal Judiciary Engendered, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1990

The Federal Judiciary Engendered, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

The dearth of women named to cabinet level positions in the George H.W. Bush Administration does not augur well for appointment of women to the federal bench. Equally discouraging was Mr. Bush's campaign response to the question whether there should be special efforts to select more women for the federal judiciary: "[I] remain committed to appointing to the bench the best qualified candidates we can find-regardless of ... gender--and the record shows that we have been successful in fulfilling this commitment. " The record compiled by the Administration in which he served as Vice-President for two terms was deplorable.

To …


The Gender Gap On The Federal Bench, Carl Tobias Jan 1990

The Gender Gap On The Federal Bench, Carl Tobias

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Improving Substance Abuse Treatment For Women, Brenda V. Smith Jan 1990

Improving Substance Abuse Treatment For Women, Brenda V. Smith

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Alcohol and other drug use among women of child-bearing age has increased dramatically, and, as a result, more pregnant women are faced with alcohol and other drug problems. The only known national estimate suggests that 11 percent of pregnant women used illegal drugs during their pregnancy. Although pregnant crack-addicted women have received the most media attention, the problem is no less serious for alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy has negative physical and psychological consequences for both the mother and the child. Alcoholic mothers are at risk of having infants with fetal alcohol syndrome, which …


Postpartum Psychosis: A Way Out For Murderous Moms, Anne Damante Brusca Jan 1990

Postpartum Psychosis: A Way Out For Murderous Moms, Anne Damante Brusca

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Response, [To Kathryn Abrams, Hiring Woman], Thomas B. Mcaffee Jan 1990

Response, [To Kathryn Abrams, Hiring Woman], Thomas B. Mcaffee

Scholarly Works

This article is a response to an article by Professor Kathryn Abram about the recruitment and hiring of women law professors. Professor McAffee confronts an issue that Professor Abrams does not—that of giving women a “preference” in hiring. Professor McAffee also adds to Professor Abrams’ reflections about the question of how law schools should go about hiring more women.


Engendering Law Faculties, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1990

Engendering Law Faculties, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Numerous women have experienced great difficulty securing tenure at many institutions during the 1980's, even though significant numbers of women entered law teaching in that period. There currently is only an imperfect understanding of the reasons why women have encountered problems in attaining tenure. It is imperative that an enhanced appreciation of these difficulties be developed. If the problems are allowed to persist, the career and the personal well-being of every woman who considers seeking tenure are jeopardized, legal education's commitment to fairness is threatened, and the prospects for improving the treatment of women in the legal profession are reduced. …


Postpartum Depression: A Defense For Mothers Who Kill Their Infants, Debora K. Dimino Jan 1990

Postpartum Depression: A Defense For Mothers Who Kill Their Infants, Debora K. Dimino

Santa Clara Law Review

No abstract provided.


On Being A Role Model, Anita L. Allen Jan 1990

On Being A Role Model, Anita L. Allen

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Surrogacy, Slavery, And The Ownership Of Life, Anita L. Allen Jan 1990

Surrogacy, Slavery, And The Ownership Of Life, Anita L. Allen

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Feminism Historicized: Medieval Misogynist Stereotypes In Contemporary Feminist Jurisprudence, Jeanne L. Schroeder Jan 1990

Feminism Historicized: Medieval Misogynist Stereotypes In Contemporary Feminist Jurisprudence, Jeanne L. Schroeder

Articles

No abstract provided.


Equality Theory, Marital Rape, And The Promise Of The Fourteenth Amendment, Robin West Jan 1990

Equality Theory, Marital Rape, And The Promise Of The Fourteenth Amendment, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

During the 1980s a handful of state judges either held or opined in dicta what must be incontrovertible to the feminist community, as well as to most progressive legal advocates and academics: the so-called marital rape exemption, whether statutory or common law in origin, constitutes a denial of a married woman's constitutional right to equal protection under the law. Indeed, a more obvious denial of equal protection is difficult to imagine: the marital rape exemption denies married women protection against violent crime solely on the basis of gender and marital status. What possibly could be less rational than a statute …