The Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group analyses law and jurisprudence from a distinctly feminist standpoint that seeks to challenge underlying gendered assumptions behind both disciplines and their claims to neutrality. As a specialist group that centralises feminist analysis and methodology, we challenge the renegading of feminist jurisprudence to the status of an additional, or further consideration, in legal academia. The Group’s establishment synchronises with the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which removed the legal barrier to women qualifying as barristers or solicitors.
The Group brings together feminists at the Faculty of Law as well as more broadly at the University of Oxford, generating collaborative projects that advance Feminist Jurisprudence at Oxford. The Group is open to anyone (including undergraduates) with an interest in feminism, where all participants and the insights and experiences that they bring are respected. To this end, the Group selects texts which highlight feminism’s intersections with race, class, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation, in order to reflect diverse members of the Faculty’s experiences and perspectives.
Discussions and Meetings
The group regularly meets at St. Hilda's College at lunchtime but also hosts evening lectures and receptions during term time. For detailed event information, please consult our events page. All events are open to the public.
We welcome offers to lead a discussion, or to present papers or other works-in-progress to the group. Please contact one of the convenors if you are interested in talking to the group or if you have an idea for an informal discussion.
If you would like to join the group’s mailing list, please send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.