Rewriting Supreme Court History from a Feminist Perspective (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday


The United States Feminist Judgments Project is a collaborative effort of more than 100 feminist law professors to rewrite U.S. legal decisions from a feminist perspective. The Project began as a rewriting of key United States Supreme Court cases, but has expanded to include other courts and areas of law. To demonstrate that a feminist jurisprudence is possible with our current law, authors were required to situate themselves as judges at the time of the original decision, using only the precedent available then. In that way, the Project shows the true potential of our current law to advance social justice and equality.

Bridget J. Crawford is a professor of Law at Pace University School of Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is the Editor of the ACTEC Journal. Professor Crawford is the former chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education and the AALS Section on Trusts & Estates. Her scholarship focuses on women and the law, issues of taxation, especially wealth transfer taxation.