On September 21, more than 80 lawyers, anthropologists, students and friends gathered at a symposium at Harvard Law School to honor Sally Falk Moore, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, for her distinguished and multi-faceted career, for her more recent work as an Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at HLS, and for her extraordinary service as a teacher and mentor to students in the HLS Graduate Program.
“After Sex? On Writing Since Queer Theory” (Duke), edited by Professor Janet Halley and Andrew Parker. Contributors to the development of queer studies offer personal reflections on the potential and limitations of the field, asking to what extent it is defined by a focus on sex and sexuality.
The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities has announced that Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley has been named the recipient of the James Boyd White Award, given annually to professors who have demonstrated a distinguished body of work from a “humanistic” perspective.
Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law at HLS and a nationally renowned expert on sexuality and the law, helped to organize the conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, “Gender and the Law: Unintended Consequences, Unsettled Questions” [see story], which she says was “one of the best conferences on gender and the law in five years.”
Janet Halley spent six years writing “Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism” (Princeton University Press, 2006), a groundbreaking book examining the contradictions and limitations of feminism in the law.
No one puffed on a Gauloises or sipped red wine, but people in the room had things to say about Kant.
Both sides have advocates as Harvard University considers moving HLS.