Friday, July 8, 2011

Women’s Legal History: A Global Perspective

[Here, courtesy of H-Net, is an announcement for the symposium "Women’s Legal History: A Global Perspective," to be held October 13 and 14, 2011, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. For more information, please contact Felice Batlan, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law,]

Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Symposium on Women’s Legal History: A Global Perspective at 5 p.m. on October 13. Professor Gordon, a legal historian who specializes in the history of religion in America, will address the topic “Holy War: Women, Courts, and Religion in the 1980s.”

The two-day program will be held October 13 and 14 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago. The symposium is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Law and the Humanities and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Panelists include legal scholars, historians, and women's studies scholars from the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Other speakers include Barbara Babcock of Stanford University Law School, Lloyd Bonfield of New York Law School, Lily Chang of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge, Benedetta Faedi Duramy of Golden Gate University School of Law, Susan Hinely of Stony Brook University, and Adetoun Ilumoka of the University of Western Ontario.

Panelists and additional speakers include Tracey Jean Boisseau of the University of Akron, Gwen Jordan of the University of Illinois–Springfield, Mary Jane Mossman of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Margaret Power of Illinois Institute of Technology, Carla Spivak of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Kara Swanson of Northeastern University, Karen Tani of the University of California–Berkeley, Tracy Thomas of The University of Akron School of Law, Deleso Alford Washington of Florida A&M University College of Law, and Mary Ziegler of St. Louis University School of Law.