Tracy Thomas
Professor of Law

Fall 2012

  • Published The Struggle for Gender Equality in the Northern District, Chapter 6 in JUSTICE AND LEGAL CHANGE ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ERIE: A HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO (solicited).
  • Published Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion, 36 SEATTLE L. REV. 1 (2012).

Summer 2012

  • Published “Switching to Prophylactic Injunctions,” 90 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 295 (June 1, 2012).
  • Published Remedies for Big Disasters: The BP Gulf Oil Spill and the Quest for Complete Justice, Introduction to the Symposium, 45 AKRON L. REV. 567 (2012) introducing published essays by nationally-known mediation expert Kenneth Feinberg and Harvard Law Professor John Goldberg on alternative remedies for disasters like the BP Oil Spill as presented at the 2012 AALS Annual Meeting organized and chaired by Professor Thomas.
  • Published edited collection WOMEN AND THE LAW (West 2012), including introduction “The War on Women.”

Spring 2012

  • Accepted offer to publish her article, Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion with the Seattle University Law Review.
  • Accepted an invitation to participate in a written symposium on teaching remedies with the Saint Louis Law Review, and will contribute an essay, Teaching Remedies as Problem-Solving.

Winter 2011-2012

  • Accepted offer of publication from Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice for article, Back to the Future of Regulating Abortion in the First Term.
  • Accepted an invitation to write an article for the symposium Teaching Remedies, in the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
  • Presented “Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion” at the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Conference at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C.
  • Moderated “Remedies for Big Disasters: BP, Exxon, and the Quest for Complete Justice” at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Elected to 2012 Executive Committee, Remedies Section, Association of American Law Schools.
  • Submitted book review solicited by the Journal of American History for Barbara Babcock, Woman Lawyer.

Fall 2011

  • Invited to serve on The University of Akron Women’s Studies Academic Advisory Council, and appointed to Bylaws Subcommittee.
  • Spoke at the Second Women’s Legal History Conference, hosted by Chicago-Kent Law School.
  • Accepted an invitation to write a response for the Texas Law Review online journal, See Also, commenting on the article, John Golden, Patent-Infringement Injunctions’ Scope.
  • Accepted an invitation to write a book review for the Journal of American History for Barbara Babcock’s, The Trials of Clara Foltz.

Spring 2011

  • Published FEMINIST LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS ON WOMEN AND LAW (with Dr. TJ Boisseau, History) from New York University Press.
  • Published Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Notion of a Legal Class of Gender in FEMINIST LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS ON WOMEN AND LAW (Tracy A. Thomas & TJ Boisseau, eds.) (NYU 2011).
  • Presented, Book Discussion and Book signing, for Feminist Legal History at The University of Akron School of Law.

Winter 2010-2011

  • Became the editor of West’s annual collection, Women and the Law.

Fall 2010

  • Received the 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award for research on women and gender from the University Feminist Graduate Council on Research on Women (GradCROW).
  • Presented “The Misconception of Elizabeth Cady Stanton as an Icon of the Anti-Abortion Movement” at the Northeast Ohio Faculty Colloquium in Twinsburg, Ohio, sponsored by Akron Law, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
  • Blogged on “Justice Scalia and Women’s Rights,” on Akron Law Café.
  • Published 2010 Supplement to Remedies: Public and Private (West 5th Ed. 2009) (with David Levine & David Jung).

Summer 2010

  • Published “Sex v. Race, Again,” Chapter 7 in Who Should be First? Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign (Beverly Guy-Sheftall & Johnetta Betsch Cole, eds.) (SUNY Press 2010).
  • Proposal accepted to present paper “The Misappropriation of Elizabeth Cady Stanton as the Icon of the Anti-Abortion Movement” at the Berkshires Conference of Women Historians in June 2011 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Accepted invitation to present paper “The Misappropriation of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Spring 2010

  • Moderated and presented on the panel “The New Feminist Legal History” at the Law & Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Presented “The Changing Role of Parents and Grandparents” in the CLE “Family Law Issues in the Current Economy” sponsored by The University of Akron School of Law, Akron Bar Association, and The University of Akron Family Sciences Program.

Winter 2009-2010

  • Published “Bailouts, Bonuses and the Return of Unjust Gains,” 87 WASH. U. L. REV. 437 (2009).
  • Presented “‘The Struggle for Gender Equity’ in the Northern District of Ohio,” The University of Akron Faculty luncheon.
  • Re-appointed chair-elect of AALS Remedies section.
  • Invited to be member of AALS 3-year Committee on Sections and the Annual Meeting.
  • Solicited to write a Remedies question for the California Bar Exam.

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