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Feminist Legal Theory

Loyola press release - May 17, 2006

Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Robert R.M. Verchick has published Feminist Legal Theory: A Primer, with co-author Nancy Levit, the Curators’ and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

This primer makes accessible the diverse strands of feminist legal theories, including equal treatment theory, cultural feminism, dominance theory, critical race feminism, lesbian feminism, post-modern feminism, and ecofeminism. Perhaps more importantly, it demonstrates the way in which these theories function in real-life settings, including domestic violence, reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, education, sports, pornography, and global issues of gender.

The primer also highlights cutting edge topics such as single-sex schools, women in the military, abortion, same-sex marriage, and the international trafficking in women and girls.

Maple Street Book Shop is hosting a book signing at its store Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. Verchick will sign copies of Feminist Legal Theory and be available to answer any questions about the book.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at Loyola, (504) 861-5888.