Current Issue: Summer 2013
All Work Cultures Discriminate by Deborah M. Weiss
Courts and commentators have characterized Title VII as requiring no more and no less than the neutral treatment of men and women. Such strong neutrality principles tend to perpetuate the male-oriented status quo. This article proposes a few alternatives.
This article proposes a multi-pronged approach to destigmatize and decriminalize HIV involving community, legislative, and educational structural changes.
Based on a comprehensive review of the psychological theory of domestic violence and numerous laws outlawing bullying, hazing, and torture, this article proposes a new, psychologically sound definition of domestic violence which encompasses mental abuse and at the same time provides protections against infringements of individuals’ privacy, free speech, and parental rights.
Analysis of the Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate: A Legal and Policy Approach by Lisa Zolotusky
This note proposes several methods of alleviating the effect various negative factors have on cesarean rates.
This note recommends that mentally ill persons be diverted from the corrections system and placed into community rehabilitation rather than in prison or county jail.
Strengthening the Effectiveness of California’s HIV Transmission Statute by Erin McCormick
This note proposes an amended statue, to the current California HIV transmission statute, which allow for prosecuting those who knowingly expose others to HIV without disclosing to them their HIV-positive status.
Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky, Amicus Brief by Sara L. Ainsworth
In this brief, amici urge the Ninth Circuit to recognize the importance of access to emergency contraception for all women, and its critical nature for rape and domestic violence survivors.
The Evolution of a National Response to Violence Against Women, Remarks by Robin R. Runge
In these remarks, based on Ms. Runge’s extensive professional history working on VAWA and related legal issues, she examines the remaining shortcomings of VAWA and praises the progress achieved since the first VAWA was passed in 1994 to the most recent reauthorization in 2013.
"Onward and Upward: Breaking Through Gender Barriers in Law and Tech" Symposium a Success!
HWLJ would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our 25th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, October 18, 2013! All of the panels were dynamic and insightful, and it was inspiring to hear House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi discuss the role of women in politics and in future progress. Check out the video from the event on our Symposia page. We hope you all had as great of time as we did!
HWLJ staff is currently working on Volume 25, Issue 1 scheduled for publication in December 2013.