Zipporah B. Wiseman
Professor — LLB 1954, Yale University
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Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor
LLB 1954, Yale
MA 1951, McGill University
BA 1950, McGill University
An expert in commercial law, Professor Wiseman also teaches and writes on issues in feminist legal theory. She is co-author of Commercial Law: Cases and Materials (Little, Brown, 2nd ed., 1982), co-editor of Representing Women: Law, Literature and Feminism (Duke, 1994), and author of several articles, including "The Limits of Vision: Karl Llewellyn and the Merchant Rules" (Harvard Law Review, 1987).
Professor Wiseman clerked for Justice Raymond Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court after graduating from Yale Law School. She was a fellow of the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School; Washington College of Law,American University; Boston College Law School; University of San Diego Institute of International & Comparative Law, Paris, France and London England and L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Before coming to the University of Texas, Professor Wiseman was a Professor of Law at Northeastern University Law School in Boston where she had also been a private practitioner and a public interest lawyer.
WGS 393 • Smnr: Economic Justice
TH 215pm-415pm JON 6.203
This course will discuss the role (if any) social justice should play in a free market economy and will consider whether the traditional economic rationale for allowing markets to operate free of legal rules adequately responds to pre-existing distributional inequities. These inequities most often arise from the social construction of a number of identity variables, including race, gender, language, national origin, and, sexual orientation.
We will use a number of frameworks, including law and economics, critical race theory, feminist legal theory, queer theory, and critical legal studies, to consider whether legal interventions may be needed to correct actual or perceived injustices that exist in our market economy. Finally, we will explore ways to resolve the societal tension between “efficiency” and “equality” in the law and in the marketplace.