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The number of women among a newly compiled list of the”ten most cited”law faculty members is zero.

List is here, as compiled by Brian Leiter. For a number of reasons I think it would be useful to have a list of the “ten most cited” women law faculty members, more on this later. –Ann Bartow

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Of The “Most Cited Scholars in Intellectual Property/Cyberlaw Since 2000,” Half Are Women!

Woohoo, I love my scholarly subject area! Here’s the list, as computed by Brian Leiter: 1. Mark Lemley (Stanford University): 2110 citations, age 41. 2. Robert Merges (University of California, Berkeley): 1280 citations, age 48. 3. Pamela Samuelson (University of … Continue reading

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Why Are (Almost All of) the Most-Cited Legal Academics White Men?

On Wednesday, Brian Leiter posted a list of the ten most-cited legal scholars during the years 2009-2013 (really eleven, due to a tie for tenth place). All eleven are men, and to the best of my knowledge, 10/11 are white. … Continue reading

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Only two women on most-cited list??!!

Hein online has released a list of the 50 most-cited law profs.   Only two women — Deborah Rhode and Carrie Menkel-Meadow — make the list, at 44 and 45.   Do the men just keep citing each other? — … Continue reading

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Zip Code Based Study of Porn Consumption Finds Red States Consume the Most

A new study entitled “Red Light States: Who Buys Online Adult Entertainment?” by Harvard Business School Prof Benjamin Edelman, focuses on the consumption side of adult online entertainment, and in particular on subscriber demographics and consumption patterns of those who … Continue reading

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Top Ten Cited Women Law Professors

Thanks to Brian Leiter for compiling this list so quickly in response to my post below. (with the caveat that there might be some scholars whose schools were not included in this sample who might have made the list: e.g., … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Twenty-Five Years of Duke Journal of Gender & Law

In 1994, Professor Katharine Bartlett founded the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy to solidify gender law as an intellectually disciplined and complex field of legal scholarship. Despite women’s ongoing struggle to achieve equal rights and treatment in nearly … Continue reading

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CFP: Fordham Urban L.J. Issue on Gender Violence and the Law

From colleagues at Fordham: The Fordham Urban Law Journal is accepting articles for its Volume 47, October 2019 Issue.  The Journal publishes themed issues. The upcoming issue focuses on Gender Violence and the Law. Here’s the CFP: The Fordham Urban … Continue reading

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“Why Do Female Tax Profs Do Better in the SSRN Rankings Than Their Nontax Counterparts?”

Paul Caron asks that question in a post here. He observes that in the most recent SSRN rankings, 25% (5) of the faculty in the Top 25 downloads (both all-time and recent) are women, which is wonderful and encouraging. These … Continue reading

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Catharine A. MacKinnon has been appointed Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

From here: Prof. Catharine A. MacKinnon was appointed as Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. She will provide strategic advice to his Office on sexual and gender violence, an area where expertise is required under … Continue reading

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Law Review Page Limits: Know When To Say When!

Some of the most cited law journals express a preference for pithiness here. Via Larry Solum at the spiffily redesigned Legal Theory Blog.

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Hiring Announcment: Detroit Mercy Seeks to Fill 2 Positions

Announcement: Property Law Position University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks a proven or aspiring scholar and teacher with an interest in teaching first-year Property Law for a tenured or tenure-track position beginning 2020-2021.  Applicants must have a law … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Online Petition: Not “Slactivism”

From TheConversation.com (here): Online petitions are often seen as a form of “slacktivism” – small acts that don’t require much commitment and are more about helping us feel good than effective activism. But the impacts of online petitions can stretch … Continue reading

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Announcing the Publication of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

I am excited to announce that Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court has been published by Cambridge University Press.  This volume, edited by Kathy Stanchi (Temple), Linda Berger (UNLV) and me includes contributions from over 50 … Continue reading

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Gap Between Ideas of Susan Sontag and Adrienne Rich

Interesting essay by journalist Michelle Dean in the New Republic, here. An excerpt: I learned as I suspected that the gap between Rich and Sontag was not so very wide as it looked. In Sontag’s archive at the University of … Continue reading

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Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Welcomes a New English Language Editor

From the mailbox: Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit welcomes a new English language editor, Natasha Bakht.Co-editorship of the CJWL is currently shared by Associate Professor Natasha Bakht from the Faculty of Law at University of … Continue reading

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Catharine A. MacKinnon Wins Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award is Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon. Professor MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the … Continue reading

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Consequences and Conclusions

This is the fourth and final blog post in a series that discusses discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences.  The first post, “Identity and Ideas,” is available here.  The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is available … Continue reading

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Student Reflection: Obstacles to Gender Equality at Work and Home, in Reaction to Rosenblum

The following is a guest post by Margaret Serrano, a student at Pace University School of Law (JD expected 2013). Pace Law School Professor Darren Rosenblum posted yesterday to his Huffington Post Blog (here) to criticize Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roe

[A version of this essay was published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on January 20, 2013] January 22, 2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since the decision was announced Roe has become synonymous with deeply polarized political conflict. Justice Byron White, in … Continue reading

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CFP Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Theory and Practice Through the Prism of Women’s Rights

Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Theory and practice through the prism of women’s rights – Extended call for papers The project will explore the outstanding question – both theoretical and practical – of how to live together in diversity through the prism of … Continue reading

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Pages In Your Diary: Supreme Court of West Virginia Badly Errs in Deeming Diary Entries Admissible Despite Rape Shield Rule

A defendant is charged with second-degree sexual assault and related crimes after another individual and he allegedly commit sexual crimes against a 13 year-old victim. After the alleged crimes, the alleged victim starts writing in a notebook and writes in … Continue reading

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On female privilege

(Cross-posted at Concurring Opinions) You mention male privilege in a blog post, and it’s inevitable: Someone else (usually male) will start asking about female privilege. If men have privilege, don’t women have privilege too? And does that undercut the idea … Continue reading

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The Oh in Ohio: Court of Appeals of Ohio Shockingly Concludes Rape Shield Rule Doesn’t Cover Nonconsensual Sexual Activity

We disagree with Michael to the extent that it stands for the proposition that the rape shield law has any application to prior sexual abuse suffered by a child victim. In construing the rape shield statute, “our paramount concern is the legislative … Continue reading

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Hope Solo and Billie Jean King Both Dancing With Stars

Hope Solo will appear on Dancing with the Stars and Billie Jean King will appear in a series of ads by the Arthritis Foundation endorsing exercise as a treatment for arthritis. Earlier this week, reps from Solo’s pro team, the … Continue reading

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Safe, Reversible, Non-Surgical Male Contraception Coming to a Guy Near You

The New York Times reports today on “Scientific Advances on Contraceptive for Men.”  Here is an excerpt: The most studied approach in the United States uses testosterone and progestin hormones, which send the body signals to stop producing sperm. While effective and safe … Continue reading

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Cost of Equality

I have written elsewhere about how the costs imposed on same-sex couples to have their relationships recognized can be reconceptualized as a tax on them. The Advocate has another example of such a cost–this one imposed privately but relying on … Continue reading

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Battle of the (Underwear) Bulge: Anthony Weiner, Twitter and Evolutionary Theory

I really, really want to take up Amy Wax’s call (here) to pay attention to mostly-neglected (by feminist legal scholars, that is) methodologies of economists, empirical social scientists and evolutionary theorists: Evolutionary theory seeks to offer a scientifically grounded account … Continue reading

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As Judge Nancy Gertner Retires, We Lose One of Our Greatest Judges But Gain One of Her Greatest Opinions

Judge Nancy Gertner kicks ass. I remember writing a motion in limine regarding the admissibility of virtual reality evidence for the annual mock technology trial when I was a student at William and Mary. Judge Gertner served as the judge … Continue reading

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Article of Interest: Kerri L. Stone’s Clarifying Stereotype

Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(2)(E) provides that “[a] statement is not hearsay if…[t]he statement is offered against a party and is…a statement by a coconspirator of a party during the course and in furtherance of the conspiracy. Rule 801(d)(2)(E) is based … Continue reading

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Full Text Opinion in H. Kenneth Ranftle v. Craig Leiby

The full text of the decision of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department appears after the fold.

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Gender, Race and Power in the Legal Academy (Or, the BAU Haus Rules)

In recent days news circulated regarding an incident at Widener University’s school of law. It seems that a faculty member was called to task for repeatedly offering hypotheticals about killing the dean in the context of teaching his criminal law class. The … Continue reading

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Robson Op-Ed: “Answers Found in the 10th Amendment”

On July 30, 2010, the LA Times published this op-ed by Feminist Law Prof Ruthann Robson (CUNY): Answers Found in the 10th Amendment The words of the Constitution do not change whether they are being applied to immigration or same-sex … Continue reading

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The Sexual Innocence Inference Theory: Fact or Fiction? A Spotlight on the Special Concurrence In the Court of Appeals of Idaho’s Recent Opinion in State v. Molen

You are a juror in the prosecution of a step-grandfather for lewd conduct with a minor, the minor being his eight or nine year old step-granddaughter, with whom he allegedly had genital-to-genital contact. The step-granddaughter has just testified to sexual … Continue reading

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More Commentary on Ciudad Juarez Case

Earlier this week, Feminist Law Prof Caroline Bettinger-Lopez (Columbia) summarized the Ciudad Juarez case (see here and here) for members of the  Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers’ Network.    Here is Professor Bettinger-Lopez’s e-mail (reprinted with permission): Dear BHRH Network … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear, Religious Edition, Take 2: Supreme Court of Michigan Finalizes Attire Rule of Evidence, With Lawsuit to Follow

Back in June, I posted  an entry about the Supreme Court of Michigan’s adoption of an amendment to Michigan Rule of Evidence 611  which provides as follows: (b) Appearance of Parties and Witnesses. The court shall exercise reasonable control over … Continue reading

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Essay of Interest: Michael DiChiara’s A Case of First Impression: The Third Circuit Recognizes That Having An Abortion Is Protected By Title VII

Over the last few months, I have been working on a Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements. While doing my research for the Guide, I came across an interesting volume of the  Rutgers Law Record, the online supplement to … Continue reading

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On Groping

A nervously jokey post at Jezebel brings up the topic of mass transit gropers and frotteurs. Here is an excerpt: The first time this ever happened to me – and it’s happened to every woman I know, although men are … Continue reading

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More Politics of Abortion: A Defense of Prof. Dawn Johnsen

Over at Balkinization, Andrew Koppelman writes: Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel, has been accused of misrepresenting a position she took in litigation, and I have been cited as authority against Prof. Johnsen. On … Continue reading

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Publishes New Report on Human Trafficking

From StopVAW: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  has just completed a new report on human trafficking. The report begins with a global overview on legislation, the criminal justice response, trafficking patterns, intra-and-international flows, and monitoring. The … Continue reading

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Cinema Incubo: Tenth Circuit Finds In Dicta That Rape Shield Rule Applies At The Summary Judgment Stage In Former Projectionist’s Appeal

I remember going to Carmike Cinemas  while  attending college in Charlottesville and law school in Williamsburg.   And the memories are not fond.   Dimmed movie projector light bulbs.   Sticky floors.   Terrible sound. Cramped seating.   Now, according … Continue reading

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A Suspect But Not A Suspect Class: Court Denies Equal Protection Challenge To California’s Domestic Violence Character Evidence Rule

I would like to thank Ann Bartow for extending me the invitation to post here.   I am in my second year at The John Marshall Law School, where I teach Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Procedure.   I do … Continue reading

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New outreach initiative by NARAL

Post content adapted from an e-mail (quoted with permission): Check out a new web video released by NARAL Pro-Choice America as part of their free.will.power initiative. This is the most innovative campaign to come from the pro-choice movement and it … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Feminism

As of this past September, Wikipedia has been cited by U.S. courts almost 300 times,   according to Lee Peoples’ new article, The Citation of Wikipedia in American Judicial Opinions. It’s frightening to think that judges are according wikipedia so … Continue reading

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Abortion and the Supreme Court: One Depressing Possibility

I got an e-mail from RH Reality Check today plugging a series of posts about abortion, framed with the title: “The Supreme Court Hangs In The Balance.” I’d like to offer the competing opinion that the Supreme Court has already … Continue reading

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Kozinski Porn Site Update

Back in July Karen Gullo of Bloomberg News reported: Five federal judges will probe possible ethics violations by U.S. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, head of a San Francisco-based appeals court, related to the posting of sexually explicit photos on the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “Proposed HHS Rule Harmful To Women’s Interests”

By National Womens Law Center Vice President Judy Waxman: Last week, the Bush Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule that will harm women’s health by impeding access to care and by denying vital information … Continue reading

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CFP: Conglomerate’s 4th Annual Junior Scholars Workshop

Over at Conglomerate, Christine Hurt has posted this call for participation in the 4th Annual Junior Scholars Workshop: Back by popular demand: the Conglomerate Junior Scholars Workshop for untenured law professors or candidates entering the law teaching market this fall. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Rumination About Pets

I don’t know anybody who had a “perfect” childhood, but like (hopefully) most people, I can look back on mine and pick out some things my parents got absolutely right, and one of those was allowing my sister and me … Continue reading

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Unenthusiastic in Pennsylvania

With the race for the Democratic nomination for President still so tight, I now regularly hear news reports that Pennsylvania’s primary might actually count for something this year. Our primary is scheduled for April 22nd, and, until recently, most people … Continue reading

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