Category Archives: Books

Rackley: Why Feminist Legal Scholars Should Write Judgments

In “Why Feminist Legal Scholars Should Write Judgments” Erika Rackley reflects on her participation in the Feminist Judgments Project and the significance of that project as well as those like it. She cites the purpose of the final work as seeking to “alter perceptions of

Schultz and Shaw: Women in the World’s Legal Professions

In 2003, Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw concluded their decade-long project of compilingscholarly analyses of women’s varying positions within the legal profession across the world. The outcome was Women in the World’s Legal Professions comprising the work of nearly thirty scholars from fifteen countries under both

Schultz, Dawson & Shaw: Gender and Judicial Education

Gender and Judicial Education by Ulrike Schultz, T. Brettel Dawson, and Gisela Shaw examines the ways in which gender is addressed—or ignored—in judicial education. Judges’ schools train incoming members of the judiciary—judges, and, at times, prosecutors. These schools prepare prospective judicial servants for careers in

Cairns: The Case of Rose Bird

Kathleen Cairns, journalist turned professor of women’s studies and history has not just produced the definitive biography of Rose Bird, California’s first woman supreme court justice, but also written a powerful analysis of gender and judicial politics relevant today.  Cairns’s snappy writing has created a