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Pioneers In The Legal Profession: Some Of The First African-American And Women Lawyers In Tennessee, Dwight Aarons Nov 1999

Pioneers In The Legal Profession: Some Of The First African-American And Women Lawyers In Tennessee, Dwight Aarons

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Latindia And Mestizajes*: Of Cultures, Conquests, And Latcritical Feminism, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Oct 1999

The Latindia And Mestizajes*: Of Cultures, Conquests, And Latcritical Feminism, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

In writing this essay I will begin what I am certain will be a long, complex process of answering the question of who is my mother. I will develop the work in three parts, corresponding to critical parts of the rediscovery process. In Part II, this essay probes cultural links that are formative and transformative of our personhood, which define and determine how we interact with the various and varied communities through which we take daily voyages. I use narrative to locate myself in the context of knowing and discovering the myriad cultures in which I define my mothers. This …


The Liberal Future Of Relational Feminism: Robin West's Caring For Justice, Linda C. Mcclain Apr 1999

The Liberal Future Of Relational Feminism: Robin West's Caring For Justice, Linda C. Mcclain

Faculty Scholarship

Robin West is one of the most prolific1 and creative members of the legal academy. Her distinctive voice, as expressed in several books and numerous scholarly articles, informs and shapes debates within such diverse areas as constitutional theory (West 1990b; West 1994), feminist jurisprudence (West 1987; West 1988), and law and literature (West 1993). Indeed, some of her early articles concerning feminist jurisprudence (West 1987, West 1988) are now "classics" in a relatively new field of inquiry and appear in virtually every anthology or textbook in the field (Bartlett and Kennedy 1991, 201; Becker, Bowman, and Torrey 1994, 90; Fineman …


Coercing Privacy, Anita L. Allen Mar 1999

Coercing Privacy, Anita L. Allen

All Faculty Scholarship

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Reconstructive Tasks For A Liberal Feminist Conception Of Privacy, Linda C. Mcclain Mar 1999

Reconstructive Tasks For A Liberal Feminist Conception Of Privacy, Linda C. Mcclain

Faculty Scholarship

If liberal conceptions of privacy survive appropriately vigorous feminist critique and re-emerge in beneficially reconstructed forms, then why haven't more feminists gotten the message and embraced, rather than spurned, such privacy? If liberal privacy survives feminist critique, does it face an even more serious threat if contemporary society has both diminishing expectations of and taste for privacy? Does the transformation of the very notion of "private life," due in part to the rise of such new technologies as the Internet and its seemingly endless possibilities for making oneself accessible to others and gaining access to others, suggest the need for …


Feminism And Family Law, Katharine T. Bartlett Jan 1999

Feminism And Family Law, Katharine T. Bartlett

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Women In The New Millennium: The Promises Of The Past Are Now The Problems For The Millennium, Lundy Langston Jan 1999

Women In The New Millennium: The Promises Of The Past Are Now The Problems For The Millennium, Lundy Langston

Journal Publications

In this Article, I will explore the roles of women and the expectations that society maintains for them in the past and the expectations for the present and future. As we enter the millennium, the courts appear to administer the law in the same way as laws were administered prior to the women's rights movement. Judges appear to implement notions of equal rights while society attaches the notions of the "difference group" without any special treatment for the dual roles. Something interesting appears to be happening to the dual roles of women. There is one standard stating that women must …


Toward A Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work And The Nanny Tax Debate, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 1999

Toward A Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work And The Nanny Tax Debate, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Critical Of Race Theory: Race, Reason, Merit And Civility, Nancy Levit Jan 1999

Critical Of Race Theory: Race, Reason, Merit And Civility, Nancy Levit

Faculty Works

A hazard lurks in any but the most careful representation of another's viewpoint. Call it "slippage" or the "essentialist error," the point is that communication rarely does complete justice to its object. The problem is compounded when the communication is mediated. We all know that between a story and its retelling, something will get lost in translation. Consider feminism, gay legal theory, and critical race theory, and their depictions in academic journals and the popular media. Newspapers and news magazines have recently published a spate of academic trash talk accusing critical race theorists of "playing the race card" and indulging …


Toward A Formative Project Of Securing Freedom And Equality, Linda C. Mcclain Jan 1999

Toward A Formative Project Of Securing Freedom And Equality, Linda C. Mcclain

Faculty Scholarship

This Symposium offers an occasion to pursue two important tasks: (1) identifying normative and constitutional foundations for an affimnative governmental responsibility to engage in a "formative project" that would foster persons' capacities for democratic and personal self-government;' and (2) exploring the mix of normative and empirical inquiries necessary to shape the proper goals and parameters of such a project. These tasks are relevant to my larger project of attempting to develop a synthetic, or feminist and liberal, normative account of rights, responsibilities, and governmental promotion of good, self-governing lives.2 That account argues for governmental responsibility to foster the preconditions for …