Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the publication of Women and the Law Stories, co-edited by Elizabeth M. Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and Stephanie M. Wildman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University.
Published by Foundation Press in their Law Stories series, this book examines many landmark cases establishing women's legal rights. Each chapter discusses a case and examines the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. The volume utilizes subject areas common to many women and law casebooks: history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession, and several chapters explore issues of domestic violence and rape. The book can be used as a supplement to any law school course, as a text for law school courses in gender and law and feminist jurisprudence, and as an undergraduate or graduate text in women’s history or women’s studies, or in other interdisciplinary fields. Contributors to this volume include: Katharine T. Bartlett, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Patricia A. Cain, Martha Chamallas, Rhonda Copelon, Zanita E. Fenton, Rebecca Hall, Angela P. Harris, Tanya Kateri Hernández, Lisa C. Ikemoto, Sylvia A. Law, Stacy L. Leeds, Jean C. Love, Serena Mayeri, Martha Minow, Elizabeth M. Schneider and Stephanie M. Wildman.
Professor Schneider says, “This book is important because it tells the stories underneath many famous cases in gender and law, and provides an important historical and social context for these legal decisions. It is the first book to look at these stories in depth, and we are excited to have it published.”
Professor Schneider is an expert in the fields of federal civil litigation, procedure, gender, law and domestic violence and is a frequent commentator for print and broadcast media. She teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Civil Litigation, Public Law and Justice, Women and the Law, and Domestic Violence and the Law. She is the author of the prize-winning book, Battered Women and Feminist Lawmaking (Yale University Press, 2000) and co-author of the casebook, Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice (Foundation Press 2d, 2008) (with Cheryl Hanna, Judith G. Greenberg and Clare Dalton). She has published many articles and book chapters on civil rights, civil procedure, women's rights, and domestic violence.
Professor Schneider has lectured around the world and participated in trainings of lawyers and judges in countries such as China, Vietnam and South Africa. She was a consultant for the Secretary-General's Report on All Forms of Violence Against Women which was submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations in Fall 2006. Professor Schneider has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools.
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