2004 Visiting Scholars
William Turner -- a second-year law student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison also holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Vanderbilt University. During his week at Emory in April 2004, he presented a paper titled "Not Quite Queer: The Role of Historical Argumentation in Lawrence v. Texas."
Zachary Kramer -- a Fellow for the Charles R. Williams Project for Sexual Orientation Law at UCLA School of Law. His publications have appeared in the University of Illinois Law Review, the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, and the Chicago Tribune. He spent two weeks in residence at Emory, where he pursued research on law and sexuality, employment discrimination, and family law.
Lisa Glennon -- Lecturer in Law at the Queen's University - Belfast, was in residence at Emory Law School for two weeks in January 2004. Her scholarship explores the evolution of the legal definition of ‘family’ from a comparative perspective, focusing on changing legal regulations in Canada and Northern Ireland.
Eileen Fagan -- Lecturer in Law at Queen's University - Belfast, specializes in gender and Human Rights. During her semester long visit with us she worked on a book project tentatively titled “Feminism, Law and the Power of Culture,” which draws together experiences from Canada, Africa, the Palestinian Territories and Northern Ireland, in addition to the United States.
Laura Lundy -- Senior Lecture in Law at the Queen's University - Belfast spent two weeks at Emory in March. Her research focuses on family values and responses in Northern Ireland to demands for diversity in state education.
Javaid Rehman -- Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, was in residence from March through May of 2004. His research examines the difficulties and tensions emerging from the conflict between proponents of the right to freedom of religion and those who advocate women's rights to gender equality and non-discrimination.
Laura Spitz -- Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell Law School was in residence in September. Her research focuses on the relationships between equality law and business law (constitutional law and contract law) in the context of international trade commitments and the globalization of capitalism.
Marie-Andrée Jacob -- J.S.D. candidate at Cornell University, spent the month of September in 2004 and the spring of 2005 conducting research on her dissertation topic at major transplant center. Marie is studying altruism and organ donation by living donors in an attempt to understand how such decisions are made and monitored within a regulatory context.
Ruth Fletcher -- Professor of Law at Keele University was a featured panelist for our workshop on postcolonialism and extended her stay so as to be able to do research while here. She has written extensively and critically on reproductive issues in Ireland and has a book coming out later this year with Ashgate Press titled “Legal Forms and Reproductive Norms.”
Leanne Smith -- Ph.D. candidate at Queen's University - Belfast was in residence for three weeks in October, during which time she conducted research on lesbian motherhood and presented a talk on her research to faculty and students. Leanne teaches undergraduate jurisprudence at Queen's University and has also completed work on policy reform and sexual orientation for the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland.
Maria Tomé -- Lecturer at Catholic University, Porto, Portugal, was in residence at Emory for a week in December, during which time she pursued research on laws governing marriage and divorce from a comparative perspective.