The Interdisciplinary Feminist Project encourages and supports the interdisciplinary study of law and feminism, by fostering collaborative dialogue and scholarly exchange. In October 2001, it hosted its first conference, "Feminist Theories of Relation 'In the Shadow of the Law'". In June 2003, the Institute cosponsored the "Feminism and Legal Theory Project: 20th Summer Workshop" hosted by ILS Distinguished Scholar Martha A. Fineman of Emory University School of Law. This 2-1/2 day workshop considered the contributions, successes, and failures of feminist theory and the challenges and directions for the future.
March 14-15, 2008 "Working from the World Up: Equality's Future"
A New Legal Realism Conference Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project. Sponsored by the UW Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, and the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society. Hosted by Victoria Nourse, Professor Law at Wisconsin and L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law at Emory University Law School (2008)
Oct. 5-6, 2007 "New Legal Realism meets Feminism & Legal Theory II: Empirical Perspectives on the Place of Law in Women's Work and Family Lives" Conference hosted by Elizabeth Mertz, Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and Martha Fineman, Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University. Event will take place at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin. For details, please see the ILS Events Page.