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Grace Tabib is a third year student at Columbia Law School and offers these thoughts on the regulation of pornography – K. Franke As in other areas of gender study, Catharine MacKinnon’s extreme view once again forecloses the possibility of women controlling their own sexual impulses. When MacKinnon argues that all pornography is abusive to […]

On Friday, February 13th we held a symposium honoring the important work of Martha Nussbaum to the scholarship of Gender, Sexuality and the Law. The Symposium was a tremendous success, and the proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. Videos of each of the panels and […]

As an update to my earlier post on possible gender bias in Notes selection process at the most elite law reviews, I was delighted to learn today that Devi Rao has been elected the next Editor in Chief of the Columbia Law Review!  She is hard at work on a very smart and important note […]

Nancy Leong, a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown Law Center, has just cirulated a draft of a paper looking at the sex-based disparity in student notes that are accepted in Law Reviews.   The paper, A Noteworthy Absence, claims that relative to the percentage of women in law school and the percentage of Note submissions from women […]

On Friday, the Gender and Sexuality Law Program held its inaugural symposium, this year honoring  the work of Professor Martha Nussbaum.  Nine scholars submitted papers providing insights on  Professor Nussbaum’s scholarship, points of departure for her theories, and novel applications of her  theories to many different contexts.  Dean Schizer introduced Professor Nussbaum before her keynote  speech at the end […]

Many of Columbia’s peer schools have recently undertaken reforms in their grading systems.  Harvard and Stanford have moved in the direction of Yale’s system – three passing grades (1: Honors/High Pass, 2: Pass and 3: Restricted Credit/Low Pass) and then 4: No Credit/Fail.  Since hardly anyone fails in our law schools, this means that these […]



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