Call for Authors – New book on Feminist Legal History

The editors of a proposed book, Feminist Legal History: New Perspectives
on Law seek submissions for contributing chapters to the book.  This book
is an edited collection of essays by leading scholars in law and history
that offers new historical and feminist perspectives on law and applies
these insights to the legal and social policy issues of today.  The
collection takes as its primary goal an exploration of women’s historical
use of the law to advocate and achieve equality.  Contributing authors
employ this core theme in a variety of historical contexts to reframe and
illuminate such topics as women’s rights in the area of family law,
women’s participation in the U.S. military, women’s legal activism and
participation in social justice movements, judicial roles played by women,
and women’s status in constitutional law.  Feminist Legal History was
inspired by a symposium held in October 2007 sponsored by the Center for
Constitutional Law at The University of Akron School of Law, one of four
such national centers established by Congress.

Tracey Jean Boisseau, Ph.D., The University of Akron, Department of History
Tracy A. Thomas, J.D., M.P.A., The University of Akron School of Law

Felice Batlan, J.D., Ph.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
Eileen Boris, Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, Women’s
Studies Program
Mary L. Clark, J.D., American University Washington College of Law
Jill Elaine Hasday, J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
Gwen Jordan, J.D., Ph.D., Fellow in Legal History, University of Wisconsin
School of Law
Jennifer Klein, Ph.D., Yale University, Department of History
Jean H. Quataert, Ph.D., Binghamton University, Department of History
Mae C. Quinn, J.D., L.L.M., University of Tennessee School of Law
Leigh Ann Wheeler, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Department of

If interested, please submit an abstract and CV by July 1 to Professor
Tracy Thomas at  

Final manuscripts of 20-25 pages should be submitted by September 15, 2008.


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