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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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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. …


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.


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.


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

Faculty 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 …