On March 8, 2013, the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice will host an all-day symposium (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) at UC Berkeley School of Law to invite responses from a variety of scholars to Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
Presumed Incompetent discusses the obstacles encountered by female faculty of color on the road to tenure and beyond, and offers creative and empowering strategies to survive and thrive in the academic workplace.
The symposium is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at: http://presumedincompetent.eventbrite.com/
The Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, a continuation of Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, was founded in 1984 by a group of students at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law who came together with a vision of “preserving our voices of diversity and maintaining our commitment to social change within the often-stifling confines of a law school environment.”
Now in its twenty-sixth year of publication, BGLJ is guided by an editorial policy that distinguishes us from other law reviews and feminist journals. Our mandate is to publish feminist legal scholarship that critically examines the intersection of gender with one or more axis of subordination, including, but not limited to, race, class, sexual orientation, and disability.
Because conditions of inequality are continually changing, our mandate is also continually evolving. Pieces may come within the mandate because of their subject matter or because of their analytical attention to differences in social location among women.
BGLJ currently publishes two issues annually, one in the winter and one in the summer.