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Call for Papers – Rethinking Feminism & the Law

Women’s Studies Center (Sponsored by UGC), ILS Law College, Pune in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney is pleased to announce the inaugural

International Conference on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present & Thinking the Way Forward 10 – 12 February, 2012 ILS Law College, Pune, India


ILS Law College, Pune, India

The International Conference on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present and Thinking the Way Forward aims to bring together academics, lawyers, researchers, students and activists from India and around the world to explore how women’s experiences have been structured, impacted, controlled, or ignored by law; the challenges posed by globalization, growing militarization and fundamentalism to the law and legal structures, and the possibilities and limits of realizing women’s rights through the law.

The main lines of inquiry around which the Conference will be structured are as follows:
•Feminist Litigation
•Feminization of Poverty
•Teaching Gender
•Gender & Violence
•Women & the Environment
•Women & Globalization
•Women & Reproductive Rights/Health
•Women & Sexuality
•Women & Trafficking
•Women & Work
•Women & Militarization


Prospective participants are invited to submit ABSTRACTS of up to 300 words to before August 15, 2011. All submissions must include the speaker’s/speakers’ name(s), title of paper, affiliation(s), and contact information (address, email, & telephone number).

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.