"This foundational text offers an outstanding introduction and overview to one of the most important movements in the legal world today: feminist jurisprudence. The authors brilliantly weave together feminism, the law, and our ordinary experiences as men and women to create an accessible text that speaks to students, academics—and anyone who has ever thought about gender issues."
—Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Chair, George Washington University Law School
“The time is ripe for a new look at feminism, and the new edition of Feminist Legal Theory provides the foundation. In clear, cogent, accessible prose, it tackles cutting-edge feminist topics . . . . This relatively slim volume has it all. . . . It simultaneously serves as a classic primer on feminist thought and a guide to the emerging issues that will challenge the next generation of feminist theory.”
—June Carbone, Robina Chair of Law, Science and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School
"Feminist Legal Theory by Nancy Levit and Robert R. M. Verchick is not only a sophisticated theoretical exposition of feminist legal theory, but also a vivid analysis of real cases and popular culture and their relationship to women’s issues. It is the first stop in researching women’s issues for any academic or student of the law. The book is chock-full of information about law that relates to all aspects of women’s (and sometimes, men’s) issues ranging from education law to human trafficking. The information is presented through vivid, readable prose that lawyers, academics, and non-lawyers alike will find interesting, informative, and fun to read. I was blown away by the chapter on education with its analysis of constitutional and statutory law, and its up-to-date description of changes in regulatory authority. The book contains timely references to popular culture that will pique the interest of readers. A must-read for anyone who is interested in women’s issues."
—Ann C. McGinley, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
"Feminist Legal Theory is essential for all readers. Its comprehensive review of the various types of feminism, feminist history, and the broad range of issues that affect all women and men is impressive. Levit and Verchick’s work has the potential to make feminism not a four-letter word for millennial lawyers but instead a four-word phrase: 'Yes, I’m a feminist!' Enjoy!"
—Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law, University of Iowa
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