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Zipporah B. Wiseman


Core FacultyLLB 1954, Yale University

Professor in the School of Law
Zipporah B. Wiseman

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Interests


Commercial law; issues in feminist legal theory

Biography


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.

Courses


WGS 393 • Feminist Jurisprudence

46345 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 1100am-200pm JON 6.257
(also listed as E 389P, GOV 384N)

This course is about rethinking the part law plays in maintaining a gendered society. We will read case excerpts, examine constitutional provisions and laws and consider readings that offer different perspectives on this and related questions such as reproductive rights, the right to equal employment, and domestic violence.

Taught by Zipporah Wiseman: 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).

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