Texas Journal of Women and the Law

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Vol. 15 Nbr. 2, April 2006

The Focus Factor

In legal training, students are given a new way of looking at the world and are encouraged to approach problems differently from a more critical perspective by organizing one's analysis and marshal the arguments in ways that may impact one's efforts to address any number of issues, legal and otherwise. For women law students who have taken the bait--or at least are attempting to model that behavior if it has yet to become ingrained--the issue of work and family may present a different kind of...

Strategies for Combating Sexual Harassment: The Role of Labor Unions

Sexual harassment is a major problem in today's workplace. The large number of charges filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, annually and the results of workplace surveys demonstrate that harassment, with its devastating consequences for the target of the harassment and for workplace productivity and morale, is widespread and ongoing. Hodges discusses the role that unions play and the role that they can play in eliminating workplace harassment.

Subordinated Stills: An Empirical Study of Sexist Print Advertising and Its Implications for Law

In the last half century, the professions, especially law, have become increasingly open to women, but the access path is still surprisingly narrow and convoluted. As overt sexism of the last generation fades, it becomes more difficult to see and thus to explain the seemingly invisible barriers to career success that many women still experience. Preston presents a careful study of these depictions which provides useful insight into the sources, parameters, and implications of stereotypes inim...

The Making of Marriage in Thirteenth Century England: Verb Tense, Popular Legalism, and the Alexandrine Law of Marriage

Beginning around the year 1200, ecclesiastical courts across Europe were determining the validity of the marriages of ordinary laypeople based largely upon the tense of the words that the parties had exchanged. Most marriage litigation that came before the ecclesiastical courts of Europe between 1200 and the mid-sixteenth century in some way involved a clandestine marriage. Johnson reveals what legal historians can tell about the people who created such marriage litigation, and how medieval l...

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