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Feminist legal theory expert will give House Lecture

Feminist legal theory expert will give House Lecture

Felice J. Batlan, a specialist in feminist legal theory, will deliver the School of Law’s 27th Edith House Lecture.

Entitled “Are We Our Mother’s Law Students? Women’s Law School Experiences and an Agenda for Action,” the lecture will be held March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. It is open free to the public.

An assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Batlan teaches corporate law, securities regulation, legal history and feminist legal theory. Her scholarship explores interactions between law and gender in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Batlan is an associate editor for Continuity and Change, an academic journal dedicated to exploring the legal and social structures of past societies, and the Macmillan-Gale Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States.

“Felice Batlan is an accomplished legal scholar who represents the true spirit of the Edith House Lecture Series,” said Candice Barrett, a Women Law Students Association officer and lecture organizer. “I am delighted to hear her thoughts on women and the law.”

The Edith House Lecture Series is hosted annually by the WLSA in honor of House, a native of Winder, who was co-valedictorian of the law class of 1925, the first class to graduate women.