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To all interested colleagues, please note registration is closed an no further bookings can be taken.

Organiser: Ulrike SCHULTZ, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, 

Ulrike.Schultz@Fernuni-Hagen.de

 

 

Project Outline

 

The past fifteen years have shown an increase in empirical research and resulting publications on the professional situation of women in the field of law. The lives and careers of women in legal practice and the judiciary along with various related gender issues have been documented in many countries. Amongst these in particular the question whether the presence of women in this field has made and will continue to make a difference to its workings.

 

What yet needs and deserves a closer look is the situation of women and gender in general in the legal academy. An international network of scholars (as yet informal) has now been set up for the purpose of a comparative historical study of women in the academy. They will focus on two aspects: the story of the pioneers, their biographies and autobiographies on one hand, and careers and organizational and cultural issues on the other.

 

A variety of conceptual frameworks and methodologies will be used. Questions to be addressed will include:

  • women’s experience of entering the academy (barriers to entry, organisational,  political and personal factors).
  • career patterns and their impact on women’s professional success or otherwise (obstacles and disadvantages relating to both women’s rise to leadership positions generally, and to such positions in the academy in particular)
  • the impact of the presence of women on the academy as well as on the field of legal education
  • academic women’s contribution to legal developments.
  • the impact of masculinities and socially dominant groups for law faculties and in the content and processes of legal education
  • issues about inclusivity and diversity among both faculty and students, including citizenship, ethnicity, race, class, religion, sexual orientation, dis/ability, language and others
  • other cultural issues, i.e. the relation between legal academy, legal education and society at large.

 

 

Aim and Expected Scholarly Outcomes

 

A first meeting will take place in Schönburg/Oberwesel in Germany from 8-11 May 2016.

This application aims to give more colleagues the possibility to present and publicize research on the subject at the upcoming LSA conference in New Orleans in June 2016 and at the big international socio-legal meeting in Mexico City in June 2017. We also hope to inspire more colleagues from other countries, namely developing countries, to join in the work.

A substantial publication is planned. It is to complement the two existing international comparative collections edited by Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw:(Women in the World´s Legal Profession. Oxford. Hart 2003; Gender and Judging. Oxford. Hart 2013). as well as their three special issues of the International Journal of the Legal Profession (Women in the Legal Profession; Women in the Judiciary and Gender and Judicial Education).[1]

Additionally, it is planned to use conference presentations as a basis for one or more special issues of socio-legal journals and journals on legal education.

 

 

Participants

 

The proposed members of this IRC are the following:

(Please note that we may add to our list over the next several months.)

 

Lígia AFONSO                                                              Sociology

University of Porto

ligiaafonso@yahoo.co.uk

Portugal

 

Elizabeth ARCHAMPONG                                         Gender and Law, Customary Law,              C-COUNTRY

Equality Effect, Toronto                                                                        Law and Development

earchampong@hotmail.com

Canada, Ghana

 

Rosemary AUCHMUTY                                              Law, Women´s Studies, Feminist Legal Studies

University of Reading

r.auchmuty@reading.ac.uk

UK

 

Susanne BAER                                                             Law, Sociology of Law

Humboldt Universität, Berlin

Judge at Federal Constitutional Court                  

baer@rewi.hu-berlin.de

Germany

 

Beverley BAINES                                                         Law, Gender Studies

Queen’s University Kingston Ontario

bainesb@queensu.ca

Canada

 

Swethaa BALLAKRISHNEN                                       Law and Sociology                                      C-COUNTRY

Stanford University

swethaa@stanford.edu

USA, India

 

Susan BARTIE                                                              Law
University of Tasmania

Susan.Bartie@utas.edu.au

Australia

 

Maria Rita BARTOLOMEI                                         Anthropology of Law

University of Macerata

mariaritabartolomei61@gmail.com

maria1.bartolomei@unimc.it

Italy

 

Maria da Gloria BONELLI                                          Sociology                                                       B-COUNTRY

Universidade Federal de São Carlos

gbonelli@uol.com.br

Brazil

 

Anja BÖNING                                                              Law, Legal Education

FernUniversität in Hagen

Anja.Rudek@FernUni-Hagen.de

Germany

 

Judith BOURNE                                                           Law

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

judith.bourne@stmarys.ac.uk

UK

 

Susan CARLE                                                               Law, Legal Ethics, Legal History

American University Washington

scarle@wcl.american.edu

USA

 

Richard COLLIER                                                         Law and Social Theory

Newcastle University

Richard.Collier@newcastle.ac.uk

UK

 

Fiona COWNIE                                                            Law, Sociology of Law

University of Keele

F.Cownie@keele.ac.uk

UK

             

Josephine DAWUNI                                                   Political Science

Howard University, Washington

jdawuni@ggc.edu  

USA, Ghana

 

Bregje DIJKSTERHUIS                                                Law, Sociology of Law

University of Amsterdam

b.m.dijksterhuis@hva.nl

The Netherlands

 

Liz DUFF                                                                       Law

University of Westminster, London

duffl@westminster.ac.uk

UK

 

Cynthia Fuchs EPSTEIN                                             Sociology, Legal Profession

Graduate Center, City University of New York

cepstein@gc.cuny.edu

USA

 

Leny de GROOT-VAN LEEUWEN               Sociology, Legal Ethics, Legal Profession

Radboud University, Nijmegen

L.deGroot@jur.ru.nl

The Netherlands

 

Ruth HALPERIN-KADDARI                                        Law, Women´s Rights, Legal Profession

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan

ruth.kaddari@gmail.com

Israel

 

Seda KALEM                                                                Sociology, Legal Profession

Bilgi University, Istanbul

Seda Kalem seda.kalem@bilgi.edu.tr

Turkey

 

Puja KAPAI                                                                  Law, Comparative Law

The University of Hong Kong

puja@hku.hk

Hongkong/China

 

Eyal KATVAN                                                               Law, Legal Ethics, Legal Profession, Legal History

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Ramat Gan

katvan@biu.013.net.il

Israel

 

Haesook KIM                                                              Asian Studies, Sociology

Long Island University, New York

profkimliu@gmail.com  

USA, South Korea

 

Beatriz KOHEN                                                           Sociology                                                       B-COUNTRY

University of Palermo, Buenos Aires

bkohen@fibertel.com.ar

Argentina

 

Xiaonan LIU                                                                Law, Gender Studies, Legal Profession         B-COUNTRY

China University of Political Science and Law

Beijing

liuxiaonan@gmail.com

China

 

Carrie MENKEL-MEADOW                               Law, Legal Profession, Political Science, Women´s Studies

University of California, Irvine Law School

cmeadow@law.uci.edu

USA

 

Kayo MINAMINO                                                       Law, Cultural Studies

Kyoto Women’s University

minamino@kyoto-wu.ac.jp

Japan

 

Mary Jane MOSSMAN                                               Law, Feminist Legal Studies

York University, Toronto,

mmossman@yorku.ca

Canada

 

Konstanze PLETT                                                       Law

Universität Bremen

plett@uni-bremen.de

Germany

 

Erika RACKLEY                                                            Law, Feminist Legal Studies

University of Birmingham

E.Rackley@bham.ac.uk

UK

 

Merike RISTIKIVI                                                        Law, Legal Profession

University of Tartu

merike.ristikivi@ut.ee

Estonia

 

Peter ROBSON                                                            Law, Law and Media

University of Strathclyde, Scotland

peter.robson@strath.ac.uk

UK

 

Marion RÖWEKAMP                                                 History

Freie Universität, Berlin

marion.roewekamp@gmx.de

Germany

 

Kim RUBENSTEIN                                                       Law

Australian National University, Canberra

kim.rubenstein@anu.edu.au

Australia

 

Emily SANCHEZ SALCEDO                                         Law

De La Salle University Manila

emily.sanchez@dlsu.edu.ph

Philippines

 

Keiko SAWA                                                                Sociology, Women´s Rights

Kyoto´s Women University

sawa@kyoto-wu.ac.jp

Japan

 

Ulrike SCHULTZ                                                          Law and Gender, Legal Profession, Legal Education 

FernUniversität in Hagen,                                       

Ulrike.Schultz@Fernuni-Hagen.de

Germany

 

Gisela SHAW                                                               Philosophy, Language Studies, Legal Professions
University of the West of England

gisela@giselashaw.com

UK

 

Harriet SILIUS                                                             Women’s/Gender/Feminist Studies

Åbo Akademi

harriet.silius@abo.fi    

 

Hilary Ann SOMMERLAD                                          Law, Legal Profession

University of Birmingham

h.a.k.sommerlad@bham.ac.uk

UK

 

Nadia SONNEVELD                                                     Islamic Law, Sociology of Law

Radboud University Nijmegen

nadia.sonneveld@gmail.com

The Netherlands

 

Wendy STEEL                                                              Law

University of Chester

w.steel@chester.ac.uk

UK

 

Margaret THORNTON                                               Law, Legal Profession

Australian National University, Canberra

margaret.thornton@anu.edu.au

Australia

 

Annalisa TONARELLI                                                  Sociology

University of Florence

annalisa.tonarelli@unifi.it

Italy

 

Hans den TONKELAAR                                              Law

Radboud University, Nijmegen

j.dentonkelaar@jur.ru.nl

The Netherlands

 

Lisa WEBLEY                                                                Law

University of Westminster, London

l.webley@westminster.ac.uk

UK

 

Celia WELLS                                                                 Law

University of Bristol

lwckw@bristol.ac.uk

UK

 

 

[1] Additionally Dermot Feenan has edited a special issue of the Journal of Feminist Studies with contributions presented on Gender and Judging panels at the international conference in Berlin 2007.

 

We are pleased to announce the details of the next Working Group meeting at the Acta Arthotel, Andorra la Vella, 6-9 July 2016.

http://www.hotel-arthotelandorra.com/en/

The hotel, which is family-run, has given us a package deal, with full board and conference facilities covering everything except  travel to Andorra.  There is a choice of standard room or suite for the three nights, which can be occupied as singles or doubles (or twins – they just separate the beds).  Both types of room are extremely comfortable and all rooms have free wifi.  The food is good and includes vegetarian and special dietary options.

CONFERENCE RATES (ALL INCLUSIVE)

Here are the package prices, per person.  Please note that these prices are for the full package (NOT per night), and include full board, conference rooms and facilities, and a gala dinner.

STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM                         €200.37

SINGLE STANDARD ROOM                           €236.37

SUITE, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY                      €268.37

SUITE, SINGLE OCCUPANCY                        €322.37

EXTRA NIGHTS?

Here are the rates for those wishing to add a day or two to their visit.

STANDARD ROOM

Week (Monday to Friday)

Double room with breakfast: 27€/ person/ night

Single room with breakfast: 39€/ person/ night

Saturday night

Double room with breakfast: 31,20€/ person/ night

Single room with breakfast: 46,40€/ person/ night

SUITE

Week (Monday to Friday)

SUITE -Double room with breakfast: 54€/ person/ night

SUITE -Single room with breakfast: 78€/ person/ night

Saturday night

SUITE -Double room with breakfast: 62,40€/ person/ night

SUITE -Single room with breakfast: 92,80€/ person/ night

TRAVEL

There is no airport in Andorra.  The best way to travel there is to get a plane or train to Barcelona or Toulouse (whichever suits you better) and then take a coach up to Andorra la Vella, which takes about 3 hours.  The hotel is five minutes’ walk from the bus station.  It is also possible to drive, e.g. from Perpignan, but you will have to pay to park at the hotel.

WORKING GROUP SUB-GROUPS AND LEADERS

Subgroup 1: Ethics, Deontology

Leader: Leny de Groot-van Leeuwen<L.deGroot@jur.ru.nl>

Subgroup 2: Family, policy and the Law

Leaders: Benoit Bastard < benoitbastard1@gmail.com>

Mavis Maclean <mavis.maclean@spi.ox.ac.uk>
Subgroup 3: International Lawyering and Large Law Firms

Leader: Gabriele Plickert<gplickert@tamu.edu>

Subgroup 4: Judiciary

Leader: Tony Bradney <a.bradney@keele.ac.uk>

Subgroup 5: Lawyers and Clients 

Leader: Avrom Sherr<Avrom.Sherr@sas.ac.uk>
Subgroup 6: Legal Aid

Leader: Alan Paterson <prof.alan.paterson@strath.ac.uk>
Subgroup 7: Legal Education

Leader: Fiona Cownie <F.Cownie@keele.ac.uk>
Subgroup 8: Legal Professional Values & Identities
Leaders: Hilary Sommerlad <H.A.K.Sommerlad@bham.ac.uk>

Steven Vaughan <s.vaughan@bham.ac.uk>
Subgroup 9: Regulatory Reform

Leader: Christine Parker <christine.parker@monash.edu>
Subgroup 10: Women/Gender in the Legal Profession

Leader: Ulrike Schultz <Ulrike.Schultz@FernUni-Hagen.de>

Subgroup 11: Project 2018

Leaders: Ole Hammerslev <ohv@sam.sdu.dk>

Hilary Sommerlad <H.A.K.Sommerlad@bham.ac.uk>

Subgroup12: Histories of Legal Professions

Leaders: Wes Pue pue@law.ubc.ca

Susan Carle: scarle@wcl.american.edu;

Sub-group 13: Lawyers and Imperialism

Leader: Sara Dezalay sara.dezalay@gmail.com

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rosemary Auchmuty at r.auchmuty@reading.ac.uk as soon as possible and let me know

  • If you intend to attend the meeting
  • What sort of room you want (standard or suite, single or double)
  • If double, the name of your companion in the room
  • If you plan to present a paper, in which sub-group you intend to present (and please also let the leader of the sub-group know)
  • Whether you would like to stay additional days before or after the meeting and, if so, which days.

This expression of interest will not constitute a firm booking.  It is just so that the hotel and I can plan.  I will call for FIRM RESERVATIONS in January 2016.

PLEASE DO NOT BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL; I will assemble the list of names and room requirements.

Likewise, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY.  Your contract will be directly with the hotel, and you will register on arrival and pay your bill on departure (the cost of the package plus additional purchases such as drinks from the bar).

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Rosemary Auchmuty (Chair)

r.auchmuty@reading.ac.uk

The next meeting of the RCSL Working Group on Comparative Studies of Legal Professions will take place 6-9 July 2016 at the Acta Arthotel, Andorra la Vella.

http://www.hotel-arthotelandorra.com/en/?gclid=CJvrr8jm5sYCFRLMtAodEJsPRw

More details will follow.

This is a comparative report on access to justice in EU member states:
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/cepej/evaluation/2014/Rapport_2014_en.pdf

And this is about access to justice in Europe:

http://fra.europa.eu/en/call-for-tender/2014/negotiated-procedure-low-value-contract-drafting-handbook-access-justice-europe

For all those who missed the Frauenchiemsee meeting of the Legal Profession Group, here the link to the videostreams of presentations we have recorded. Maybe you can also use some of it in your teaching. As we could only record in one room, you find all the plenaries and the videostreams of the presentations in the bigger room we had. Sorry for all the pearls we could not collect. I also attach the agenda of the meeting and the list of the videostreams.

All the best
Ulrike

 

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/videostreaming/rewi/ls_haratsch/legalprofession14.shtml

 

Legal Profession Group Meeting 2014

Frauenchiemsee July 6-9, 2014

1 Legal Profession

2 Legal Professional Values and Identities

3 Family Justice Procedure

4 Women/Gender in the Legal Profession

5 Author Meets Reader

 

Vom 6.-9.7.2014 hatte die International Working Group for the Comparative Studies of Legal Professions ihr zweijährlich stattfindendes Treffen in der Abtei Frauenwörth in Frauenchiemsee.  Organisiert worden ist es vom „Chair“ der Gruppe, Ulrike Schultz, Akademische Oberrätin am Lehrstuhl für Deutsches und Europäisches Verfassungs- und Verwaltungsrecht sowie Völkerrecht, Prof. Dr. Andreas Haratsch, tatkräftig unterstützt von Ina Schultz, Projekt JurPro. Sie hatten auch schon das vorhergehende Treffen vom 1.-4.7.2012 in Haus Schlesien in Königswinter organisiert. 61 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus 14 Ländern (Kanada, USA, Australien, Türkei, Syrien, Israel, Japan, Niederlande, Belgien, UK, Portugal, Frankreich, Finnland und Deutschland) hatten eine zum Teil um den halben Globus reichende Reise nach Bayern angetreten.

Diese Working Group der Internationalen rechtssoziologischen Vereinigung RCSL hat sich 1980 gegründet, die juristischen Berufe der Welt sowohl gesellschaftspolitisch und rechtlich wie aus professions- und organisationssoziologischer Sicht vergleichend zu studieren und zur Theoriebildung beizutragen. Bei den Treffen, dieses war das 16., werden aktuelle Entwicklungen referiert und analysiert. Es finden regelmäßig Sitzungen statt zur Praxis und zum Standesrecht der Berufe, zur Juristenausbildung, zum International Lawyering, zur Familienrechtspraxis, zur staatlichen Finanzierung von Rechtsbeistand und zu Genderfragen. Im Zeitalter von Diversity sind in den Fokus gerückt Fragen der Professional Values and Identities und im Zuge globaler Rechtshilfe und Demokratisierungsprozesse das Thema Lawyers and Legal Imperialism. Im Laufe der Zeit sind viele Publikationen aus der Arbeit der Gruppe hervorgegangen. Die Untergruppe Women/Gender in the Legal Profession, die seit vielen Jahren von Ulrike Schultz geleitet wird, hat zwei große Sammelbände zusammengestellt: Women in the World´s Legal Professions (2003) und Gender and Judging (2013), beide bei Hart Publications in Oxford erschienen. Hinzukommen viele kleinere Publikationen. Aktuell wird im Kontext des an der FernUniversität laufenden Projekts JurPro ein Sammelband zu „First Women Law Professors and Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy“ vorbereitet.

Einige der Sitzungen in Frauenchiemsee sind wie auch schon in Königswinter aufgezeichnet worden und werden als Videostreams ins Netz gestellt.

Weitere Informationen:
http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_wg_professions.htm

https://iwglp.wordpress.com/

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/jurpro/

http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/videostreaming/rewi/ls_haratsch/20140627.shtml