FEMINISM AND LEGAL THEORY PROJECT.
Feminism and Legal Theory Project records, 1985-2018

Emory University

Emory Law Archives

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Feminism and Legal Theory Project.
Title: Feminism and Legal Theory Project records, 1985-2018
Call Number:L-015
Extent: 29.48 linear ft. (69 boxes)
Abstract:Records of the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project and the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative (VHC) including workbooks containing papers presented at each of the FLT and VHC conferences, printed material, files related to visiting scholars, and other collected information.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Additional Physical Form

Conference papers also available on DVD and audio CD.

Related Materials in This Repository

Martha A. Fineman Papers, L-014; Catherine G. Roraback Papers, L-028.

Source

Collection is on-deposit. For more information please contact the Emory Law School Library.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Feminism and Legal Theory Project Records, Emory Law Archives, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins, 2008, and Emily Corbin, 2019.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Feminism and Legal Theory Project was begun in 1984 by Martha L.A. Fineman at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The primary objective of the Project is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary feminist scholarship addressing important issues in law and society. More generally, the Project addresses the intersection of gender with issues relating to race, class, ability and sexuality. There is also attention to the legal and social position of children and other vulnerable populations.

In 1990, the FLT Project moved with Professor Fineman to Columbia Law School, where the number of workshop sessions each year increased from one in the summer to three or four during the academic year. In 1999, the Project relocated to Cornell Law School where Fineman held the first endowed Chair in the United States in Feminist Jurisprudence. The Project once again expanded its scope, adding "Uncomfortable Conversations" to the regular workshop schedule.

In 2004, the FLT Project moved to its current home at Emory University Law School, where Fineman holds a Robert W. Woodruff Professorship. Funds from the Woodruff Professorship support the Project and its programming. The Project has also partnered with groups of interested feminists from other Universities, including the Universities of Wisconsin and SUNY-Buffalo in the United States and Keele and Ulster Universities in the United Kingdom.

The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative grew out of the path-breaking socio-legal work of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project and was also initially supported by Emory University's Race and Difference Initiative and the FLT Project. The VHC Initiative was officially launched in April of 2008 with a roundtable discussion featuring Bryan S. Turner and Peadar Kirby. Martha Albertson Fineman's paper The Vulnerable Subject was also distributed at this inaugural event.

The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative was organized by members of the Emory School of Law faculty in a collaborative university-wide initiative that uses the structure provided by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project from 1984-2018, and the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative (VHC) from 2008-2018. The records include workbooks containing papers presented at each of the FLT and VHC conferences, newsletters, brochures and flyers, a collection of journal articles on related topics, files related to visiting scholars, books, and other collected information. The records document scholarship on issues related to the mission of the FLT Project including reproductive rights, children, family relationships, gender, sexuality, economics, discrimination, religion, citizenship, governmental representation, disabilities, sexual abuse and violence.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into four series: (1) Conference workbooks, (2) Printed material, (3) Other papers, and (4) Books, (5) Audiovisual material.



Description of Series

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