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This book examines landmark cases establishing women's legal rights, offering accounts of the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. It will enrich any law school course and can serve as a text for a course on women and the law, gender and law, feminist jurisprudence, or women's studies. This volume utilizes subject areas common to many women and law casebooks: history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession. Several chapters explore issues of domestic violence and rape.

See http://law.scu.edu/socialjustice/women-and-the-law-stories-book.cfm (a website with additional resources for teaching).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599415895
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: Law Stories
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 483
  • Sales rank: 759,749
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Telling Stories to Courts: Women claim their Legal Rights Elizabeth M. Schneider Stephanie M. Wildman 1

Hidden Histories: The Role of Gender

Chapter 1 Hidden Histories, Racialized Gender, and the Legacy of Reconstruction: The Story of United States v. Cruikshank Rebecca Hall Angela P. Harris 21

Developing a Constitutional Jurisprudence to Combat Sex Discrimination and to Promote Equality

Chapter 2 "When the Trouble Started": The Story of Frontiero v. Richardson Serena Mayeri 57

Chapter 3 Single-Sex Public Schools: The Story of Vorchheimer v. School District of Philadelphia Martha Minow 93

Chapter 4 Unconstitutionally Male?: The Story of United States v. Virginia Katharine T. Bartlett 133

Reproductive Freedom

Chapter 5 Infertile by Force and Federal Complicity: The Story of Relf v. Weinberger Lisa C. Ikemoto 179

Chapter 6 "Nearly Allied to Her Right to Be"-Medicaid Funding for Abortion: The Story of Harris v. McRae Rhonda Copelon Sylvia A. Law 207

The Workplace

Chapter 7 Pregnant and working: The story of California Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n. v. Guerra Stephanie M. Wildman 253

Chapter 8 "What Not to Wear" Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson Tanya Kateri Hernandez 277

Chapter 9 Of Glass Ceilings, Sex Stereotypes, and Mixed Motives: The Story of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins Martha Chamallas 307

Family Law

Chapter 10 Six Cases in Search of a Decision: The Story of In re Marriage Cases Patricia A. Cain Jean C. Love 337

Chapter 11 State-Enabled Violence: The Story of Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales Zanita E. Fenton 379

Women in the Legal Profession: Law Students, Attorneys, Law Professors, and Judges

Chapter 12 The Entry of Women into Wall Street Law Firms: The Story of Blank v. Sullivan & Cromwell Cynthia Grant Bowman 415

Chapter 13 A Tribal Court Domestic Violence case: The Story of an Unknown Victim, an Unreported Decision, and an All too Common Injustice stacy L. Leeds 453

Biographies of Women and the Law Contributors

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