The Power of Women’s Stories II: Examining Women’s Role in Law

April 16, 2010
142 Bannan Hall, Santa Clara University


Co-sponsors include the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the Women and Law student organization.


Approved for 7.5 hours of Minimum Continued Learning Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California.

Law schools began offering Women and Law courses in the early 1970s. Since that time, many textbooks have examined law through the lens of feminist legal theory. Women continue to feel the impact of changing legal developments in areas as disparate as violence against women, sexual harassment, discrimination at work, mothering and reproduction, families, women and the legal profession, education, and health. Yet scholars have often neglected the power of women’s stories and the lessons these stories teach us about law and social change.

This conference focuses on the women whose lives led to these legal changes and who continue to inspire the need for further progress. It also celebrates WOMEN AND THE LAW STORIES (ELIZABETH M. SCHNEIDER & STEPHANIE M. WILDMAN, eds., Foundation Press) (forthcoming). Many panelists have contributed chapters to this volume.

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