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Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society


The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society announces our 2012 Symposium…


When Gender Norms Become Law:

Recognizing and Correcting for Gender Bias


February 10, 2012

University of Wisconsin Law School

Madison, Wisconsin



          We are seeking original scholarship, from both scholars and practitioners, addressing ways in which gender norms are reflected in legislation, judicial precedent, and administrative findings. Ideally, proposals would highlight:

·       An analysis of the inherent and functional gender biases in these policies and practices and

·       Recommendations as to how the same policies could be pursued without the resulting gender disparity.

 Topics could include: findings of fact that shape evolving areas of law, the role of social sciences in evidence, and differing approaches to gender considerations across legal systems.  Interested parties should send an abstract to by October 1, 2011.  Those selected for the Symposium will be notified by November 2011.  The Journal’s Symposium issue will be published in Fall 2012.


          Questions may be addressed to Symposium Editor Meredith Davis at 


The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Proudly Announces
its Editorial Board and Editing Team for the 2011-12 Academic Year:

Editor-in-Chief:  Peter Bailon

Senior Note & Comment Editor:  Erika Padgett

Senior Managing Articles Editors:  Andrew Brenton & Chrissie Nelson

Senior Submissions Editor:  Mikell Coleman

Symposium Editor:  Meredith Davis

Business Editor:  Trevor Jones

Note & Comment Editors:  Gregory Ainsley & Michelle Yun

Managing Articles Editors:  Ia Cha, Abuko Estrada, Christina Hamati, Dominique McQueen, Jill Parikh, John Pasowicz, Torrie Williams, Sarah Wood

Submissions Editors:  Brittany Nanzig, Julie Steigerwaldt, Rukmini Vasupuram


2011 Symposium:

Gender, Justice & Victim Rights:  A Gendered Perspective of Victims in the Criminal Justice System

February 25, 2011

Details Available Here

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Congratulates
the Members of its 2010-11 Writing Program:

                                         Gregory Ainsley
                                         Andrew Brenton
                                           Susan Lund
                                         Azem Quereshi
                                          Erika Padgett
                                        Emma Shakeshaft
                                           Michelle Yun


Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Proudly Announces
its Editorial Board and Editing Team for the 2010-11 Academic Year:

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer Torbeck

Senior Note & Comment Editor: Kyla Davidoff

Senior Submissions Editor: Heather Hazelwood

Senior Managing Articles Editors: Christine Chung & Peter Bailon

Business Editor: Trevor Jones

Symposium Editor: Erin Welsh

Note & Comment Editors: Kara Landon & Nicole Schrier

Submissions Editors: Sierra Beckles, Mikell Coleman & Sir Williams

Managing Articles Editors:  Jayme Durkee, Leah Isakson, Christine Nelson, Lindsay Rosenquist Burns & Martin Schroeder


The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces


Law, Gender & Citizenship:
Contemporary Issues for American Indians and American Immigrants

March 5, 2010

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change
in advance; at the door

8:30-8:45      Welcome: Hon. Amanda Rockman (Ho-Chunk), Trial Court of the Ho-Chunk Nation

8:45-9:00      Introduction: Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska), Symposium Editor, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

9:00-9:50      The Indian Child Welfare Act and Same-Sex Couples: Whose Law Governs When a State Allows Adoption by Same-Sex Couples and a Tribe's Does Not, and Vice Versa?: Steve Sander, Associate, Mayer Brown LLP; 2010 Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School

9:50-10:00      Break

10:00-10:50    Federal Reservations: Sexual Violence Against Native American Women and the Denial of Reproductive Healthcare Services: Rebecca Hart, Legal Fellow, Center for Reproductive Rights

10:50-11:40    Shared Experiences, Divergent Outcomes: American Indian and Undocumented Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Jacqueline Hand and David Koelsch, Professor and Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy Law School

11:40-12:30    Lunch

12:30-1:15      Keynote Address: Diane Humetewa (Hopi); Of Counsel, Squire Sanders; former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona

1:15-2:05        287(g) and Women: The Family Values of Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law: Ajmel A. Quereshi, Skadden Fellow and Director, ACLU of Maryland Immigrants Rights Project

2:05-2:15        Break

2:15-3:05        Gender, Migration and Law: Unexpected Effects on the Most Vulnerable Immigrants: Carla L. Reyes, Public Interest Fellow, Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice

3:05-3:15       Closing Remarks: Kate Frigo, Deputy Symposium Editor, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society         


The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Proudly Announces Its Editorial Board and Editing Team Members for 2009-2010: 

Editor-in-Chief: Dawn Troost

Senior Managing Articles Editors: Ashley Robbins & Jenny Zimmermann

Senior Note & Comment Editor: Ashley Gillard

Senior Submissions Editor: Alex Oh

Business Editor: Bethany Nelson

Symposium Editor: Dan Lewerenz

Deputy Symposium Editor: Kate Frigo

Managing Articles Editors: Christine Chung, Heather Hazelwood, Amanda Riek, Andrea Von Hoff & Elsie Wanton

Note & Comment Editors: Travis Cox & Bonnie Smith

Submissions Editors: Katrina McCann, Sherrice Perry & Sir Williams


Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces its 2009 Symposium:  

Gender and Criminal Justice:
The Impact of Gender in Criminal Law from Legislation through Incarceration

Saturday, March 7th, 2009
University of Wisconsin Law School
Lubar Commons-Room 7200
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Speakers Include:
Dr. Julie Poehlmann, clinical psychologist who researches the effects of parental incarceration on child development.
Warden Jodine Deppisch, Fox Lake Correctional Institution.
Tamra Oman, Wisconsin Resource Center for the Department of Health and Family Services.
Caryl Hartjes, CSA, Sister at St. Agnes in Fond du Lac.
Sen. Lena Taylor, 4th State Senate District, Chair Committee of Judiciary and Corrections.
Lyonel Norris, Assistant Federal Defender, District of Minnesota.
Dean Strang, state and federal defense attorney, started federal defender offices in Wisconsin.

Sponsored by the:

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, University of Wisconsin Law School, Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Association for Women Lawyers of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Justice Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to register to, and include whether you plan to join us for lunch.

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Proudly Announces Its Senior Board and Editing Team Members for 2008-2009: 

Editor in Chief
Emily Collins

Senior Note and Comment Editor
Kala Strawn

Senior Managing Articles Editors
Charlie Doughty
Kathleen Flannery

Senior Submissions Editor
Dawn Troost

Symposium Editor
Sarah Erlinder

Submissions Editors
Rufino Gaytan III
Michael Snodgrass   

Managing Article Editors
Crystal Banse
Katherine Bayless
Brigid Daly
Vanessa Klemish
Dan Lewerenz
Jenny Zimmermann

Note & Comment Editors
Peggy Heyrman
Claudia Lombardo

Business Editor
Peggy Heyrman

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces its 2008 Symposium Program

Working From the World Up: Equality's Future

A New Legal Realism Conference

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project

March 14th and 15th, 2008

University of Wisconsin Pyle Conference Center
702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, and the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society.

Syposium Program and Registration Information is Available here.
Registration Information for Journal Alumni is available here.

Registration is due February 14, 2008.

WWLJ Article Makes ABC News Online

Jill Maxwell and her article, "Sexual Harassment at Home: Altering the Terms, Conditions, and Privileges of Rental Housing for Section 8 Recipients" garnered attention from ABC News Online. Read more about Maxwell here. And read ABC's coverage here.

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, transitioning to Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society to co-host Symposium, March 14-15th, 2008.

The Journal will co-sponsor our 2008 Symposium, "Working from the World Up: Equality's Future," with the University of Wisconsin Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies and the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University. The conference will be hosted by University of Wisconsin Law School Professors Victoria Nourse and Jane Larson and co-hosted by Professor Martha Albertson Fineman, Professor of Law and Director of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project. The keynote address will be given by Patricia Williams, Professor of Law at Columbia University and invited guests include Vicki Schultz (Yale), Jane Schacter (Stanford), Beth Mertz (Wisconsin and ABF), Boa Santos (Coimbra and Wisconsin), Robin West (Georgetown), Angela Harris and Leti Volpp (Berkeley), and others. Please consider joining us on March 14 and 15, 2008 for this interesting and exciting event.

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal Welcomes New Members to the Writing Program

WWLJ is pleased to announce its new members. Incoming members from write-on competition were:

Christina Bokas
Claire Dalle Molle
Renee Klesmith Christensen

Carena Crowell
Kathleen Flannery
Cynthia Hernandez
Peggy Heyrman

Darrell Hill
Rufino Gaytan
Kathryn Jackson
Claudia Lombardo
Kala Strawn
Vue Yang
Ka Shoua Yang-Thao

Congratulations to everyone!

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal to become Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

In January 2008, the Wisconsin Women's Law Journal will become the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. We are proud of our history as one of the first law journals in the nation to publish exclusively on the study of gender and the law. We feel that the new name more accurately reflects both our established mission statement and the true breadth of topics addressed by the articles we publish. The new name does not mark a change in the Journal's content, instead it acknowledges we are a publication devoted to scholarship addressing the intersections of law and gender with race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.

WWLJ Writing Program Participants to Publish Three Articles in 2007-2008

The Wisconsin Women's Law Journal is proud to announce that over the next year, the Journal will publish three articles by participants in its writing program.

"In re the Termination of Parental Rights to Max G.W.: Beginning to Pave the Way for Wisconsin's Incarcerated Mothers to Retain their Parental Rights and Serve the Best Interest of their Children" by Katie Holtz and "Singling Them Out: The Influence of the "Boy Crisis" on the New Title IX Regulations" by Elizabeth Kisthardt will be published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal.  "Our Safety or Their Lives? Legislative Changes Impacting Immigration and the Risks Posed to Immigrant Women" by Kathryn Fanlund will be published in the Spring 2008 issue.

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