Tracy A. Thomas


The University of Akron School of Law organized a conference in October 2007 entitled “The New Face of Women’s Legal History” to showcase many of the seasoned and emerging scholars in the field. The joining together of law and history scholars including eleven presenters, four moderators, one keynote, and one-hundred participants, provided a welcomed opportunity to trigger new scholarly and professional synergies...The articles included in this symposium edition of the Akron Law Review provide an excellent sampling of the promising work underway in this nascent field. They each explore women’s historical use of the law to advance feminist discourse. True to the theme of the conference, the papers evidence the new ways in which feminist scholarship is developing to integrate issues of race, gender, and historical analysis into the legal scholarship.