Memo from Mary Wexford Scotti to teachers of courses on women and the law, regarding the Barnard Lawyers' Committee and handbook on the legal status of women, December 21, 1971

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BARNARD COLLEGE

TEACHERS OF COURSES ON WOMEN AND THE LAW

TQ FR°M¥ MARY WEXFORD SCOTTI, ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR, WOMEN'S CENTER BARNARD LAWYERS'COMITTEE AND SUBJECT HANDBOOK ON LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN DATE 21 DECEMBER 1971

The Barnard College Women's Center is in the process of establishing a Lawyers‘ Committee. The Comittee will, at first, take case referrals in the area of sex discrimination in employment. This service will be available to any woman who contacts us, regardless of her affiliation with Barnard or Columbia. We expect that most of our cases will be in the New York City area, but we will occasionally have cases in other areas in the country. If you are an attorney or know a woman attorney who would be interested in being a member of the women's Center Lawyers’ Committee and in taking case referrals in your area, please fill out the enclosed questionnaire. Please pass the extra copies on to anyone else who might be interested.

also plans to compile a Handbook on the Legal Status of

of the fifty states. To this end, we need to have attorneys, and law researchers in each of the fifty states, who would be interested in doing research in this area. We have in mind a rather comprehensive survey of the legal situation in each state; we want the book to provide legal information to women who would not ordinarily have access to it in areas of employment, tax law, family law, financial obligation, contracts, etc. If you or anyone you know would be interested in helping us with this research, or if your class in Women and the Law would like to do a project involving some aspects of such research please let me know, by filling out a questionnaire indicating interest in the handbook.

The Committee Women in each law students,

I am enclosing a copy of the report on the initial meeting of the Barnard Lawyers‘ Committee meeting. If you have any further questions about either of these two projects, please don't hesitate to contact me.

S incerely, p

Mary zlexf d Scotti

Administrative Coordinator The Women's Center

Barnard College

New York, New York 10027

courses on women and the law

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Karen Ennis Portland State University Portland, Oregon 97207

Nancy Stearns

Rutgers University

Newark, New Jersey 07102 (Women's Litigation Seminar)

Judith Kelly

Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York 10708 (Women's Legal History in the US)

Barbara Bowman

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (graduate course)

Gail Falk and Ann Hill

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (undergraduate course)

Norma Shapiro University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Eleanor Holmes Norton New York University New York City 10013

Leo Kanowitz

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (Women and the Law, Family Law)

Kenneth Davidson

SUNY at Buffalo

c/o College of Women's Studies 108 Winspear Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14222

Lester Mazor Hampshire College Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

Ruth Ginsberg

Rutgers University

Newark, New Jersey 07102

(Women and the Law)

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (Sex Discrimination and the Law)

(mostly 1970-71)

Barbara Bowman Georgetown University Washington, DC 20007

Gladys Kessler and Sue Ross George Washington University Washington, DC 20006

Barbara Wertheimer and Molly Burkart Department of Undustrial and Labor Relations Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14850

(Legal Problems of Women in the Labor Movement)

Karla Simon, Karla Harbin Duke University Durham, North Carolina 27706

Colquitt Walker University of California Berkeley, California 94720