2023 Virtual Summer Feminist Legal Theory Workshop

Roya Institute is proud to share the call for participation at a virtual summer workshop celebrating the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Forty and invites all interested individuals to participate in this program.

This workshop, hosted by the Feminist Judgments Project and other groups, will consider the historical and contemporary significance of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, which was launched at the University of Wisconsin in 1984.


  1. The Early Years: Martha Albertson Fineman (Emory)
  2. The Columbia Years: Martha McCluskey (Buffalo) and Linda McClain (Boston University)
  3. The Cornell Years: Laura Spitz (UNM) and Risa Lieberwitz (Cornell)
  4. The Significance of the FLT Project and its Archive: Samuel Burry (Oxford)\

For context and background, we offer a 1987 piece by Martha reflecting on the early sessions of FLT, which was published in the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal — “Introduction to the Papers: The Origins and Purpose of the Feminism and Legal Theory Conference,” and the introduction to At the Boundaries of Law: Feminism and Legal Theory (1991), which was the first anthology of FLT published in the USA. 

Both pieces are available here.

Preregistration for all participants (speakers and attendees) is required via this link: https://pace.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpce2trzojH9yR8jjH3Jjie9yJJxlb9Kow.

Zoom log-in information will be sent one day prior to the event. An academic email address is required to preregister. Anyone without an academic email address who wishes to be added should contact Bridget J. Crawford (Pace) to be added to the registration list at [email protected]

This is the first of two workshops with the Feminist Judgments Project. The second workshop, “How Feminist Legal Theory Can Make a Difference,” will be held on August 2, 2023, from 2 pm-3:45 pm EST. In this second session, we will look at the Feminist Judgments Project, considering its approach to integrating feminist theory into law by rewriting (and thus critiquing) judicial opinions to reflect feminist principles and methods in major areas of law.

See the Feminist Judgments Project about the workshops here.