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Feminist Lawyering and Legal Method
Law & Social Inquiry
  • Kathryn Abrams, Berkeley Law
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A review article on books by Catharine A. MacKinnon: Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law & Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (Cambridge: Harvard U Press, 1987 & 1989, respectively [see listings in IRPS No. 62]). These works offer a reassessment of feminist theory's impact on law, including the ways that legal inquiry is framed & legal arguments constructed, & the knowledge claims on which both are based. Innovations by feminist lawyers are reviewed, & their conceptions of legal roles & relationships are described. Future steps feminists need to take to bring about legal reform are outlined. K. Hyatt
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Kathryn Abrams, Feminist Lawyering and Legal Method, 16 Law & Soc. Inquiry 373 (1991)