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The Feminism and Legal Theory Project

The Feminism and Legal Theory Project

More Than 30 Years of Revolutionary Scholarship

The Feminism and Legal Theory Project (FLT) fosters interdisciplinary examinations of the ways in which the interaction of law and culture shapes expectations, policies, and practices related to gender. More specifically, the project addresses the intersection of gender with issues relating to age, race, class, ability, and sexuality. It has also generated a new theoretical venture in the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative that moves beyond identities to bring together diverse perspectives and disciplines to advance a social justice framework rooted in the universality of human vulnerability and the need for a responsive state.


  • To provide a means to introduce scholarship that applies feminist theory and methodology into legal debate, legislative reform movements, and the broader academic community through the publication of conference papers
  • To support and encourage feminist scholarship on gender and legal equality issues that analyze the differential impact of law on women and men and to consider also in this regard differences that exist or arise between differently situated women
  • To provide a forum within which feminist theorists can present their work and receive feedback from other scholars who share a common theoretical perspective and methodology