2 Perspectives 1 (1992-1993)

handle is hein.journals/prspctiv2 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 2, NO. 1   FALL 1992

ABA Annual Meeting Highlights Women's Issues

MARGARET BRENT LUNCHEON:
HONORING ALL WOMEN
IN PROGRESS
by Marena L. McPherson
I feel so good in this room. I feel like I
am with all of you as women in progress.
Ifeel like I am on a wave of change.
MARGARET L. BEHM, MARGARET BRENT HONOREE, 1992
After today, the ABA will
never be the same.
GEORGE E. BUSHNELL, JR., ABA COMMISSION ON
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION MEMBER AND
ABA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
It was an afternoon of validation, visibility,
tears, cheers and ovations for keynote
speaker and immediate past Chair of the
Commission on Women in the Profession,
Hillary Rodham Clinton, and for Margaret
Brent Award honoree Professor Anita F.

Hill (Special Award) and the five other
honorees, each of whom accepted her award
with eloquence and exceptional remarks in
her own personal style. There was a sense
in the room that we were celebrating what
women have done and what we are about to
do, remarked Patsy Engelhard, Associate
Director of the Commission.

Feminist Legal Theory

THE CONVERGENCE OF
THEORY AND PRACTICE
by Rebecca J. Westerfield
Everyone has heard of Abigail Adams' plea
to John to remember the ladies in found-
ing the United States. However, we seldom
hear of his response: We know better than
to repeal our masculine systems. And they
didn't. It is a simple historical fact that our
legal system was socially constructed with-
out the participation of women and without
the recognition of the unique elements of
women's lives and experiences. The bur-
geoning body of feminist legal theory at-
tempts to answer the profound and com-
plex question of just what difference the

inclusion of women's issues, ethical values
and experiences is having or should have on
the administration of justice.
Recently, the ABA Commission on
Women in the Profession co-sponsoredwith
The Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for
Women a program on legal concepts and
values entitled Is the Law Male? The
conference brought together practitioners,
judges and academicians to consider how to
work together to open the legal system to
feminist legal theory. It is entirely fitting
that the Commission, having struggled so
assiduously for the inclusion of women in
the profession, now begins to examine what
impact the female perspective has on sub-
stantive and procedural law. It is a major
first step in bringing feminist legal theory
(Continued on page 8)

From Left: Margaret
.     Brent Honorees Leah J.
Sears-Collins, Hon. Betty
B. Fletcher, Margaret L.
Behm, Chair Cory M.
Amron, Past Chair Hillary
Rodham Clinton, Dean and
Prof. Herma Hill Kay,
Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink
and Special Awardee
Prof. Anita F. Hill
Building on each other's comments, the
honorees accepted their awards at the ABA
Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Au-
gust 10, 1992, from Commission members
who were equally eloquent and moving.
We have excerpted portions of the com-
ments on page     6. A videotape is also
available. See page 5.
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Chair's Column
Newsmakers
3
Interview
Prof. Judith Resnik
6
Margaret Brent Honorees
10
Update: Sexual Harassment
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AMERICAN BAR AssocIATION COMMISSION ON WOMEN IN TIH PROFESSION

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