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Not Just a Thruway Exit (Historic unveiling of Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women – Saturday, July 19, 2014)

Posted on: | by Nina Cascio |
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls. Courtesy National Park Service

Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls. Courtesy National Park Service

Did you ever drive by Exit 41 on the NYS Thruway, and say to yourself, “hmmm…someday I should stop and visit the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls”? Well, this month is a great time to act! Upstate NY is at its summer best, and you can witness history in the making.

Seneca Falls is considered by many to be the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. In commemoration of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in July 1848, an annual “Convention Days” celebration takes place at the Park.

This year, on Saturday July 19th, the celebration will unveil and open for signature the Declaration of Equalities For Muslim Women, inspired by the Declaration of Sentiments created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others in 1848.

SUNY Buffalo’s adjunct law professor Nadia Shahram, the law students in her class, and others have contributed to this first draft of the Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women.

You are invited to the celebration, to attend any of the events, and to explore this National Historic Park.

Useful Links:

Convention Days Schedule (July 18-20, 2014)
http://www.conventiondays.com/

Background: Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women
http://www.buffalomediation.com/#!equality/c13w1

2014 Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women (full text)
http://media.wix.com/ugd/ba8d3a_3ffd346ab3e94b6fbe1cf86c9b914193.pdf

Sign the Declaration Petition Online (or in person on July 19th)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/162/280/972/declaration-of-equalities-for-the-legal-rights-of-muslim-women/

1848 Declaration of Sentiments (text and signers)
http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/declaration-of-sentiments.htm

Story of Women’s Rights (at Seneca Falls)
http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/stories.htm
http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/seneca-falls-in-1848.htm

Locate Books on Women and Islam (click on any title, type in your zip code to find a local library with the book)
http://bit.ly/1lX3zOV

Driving Directions to Women’s Rights National Historic Park (Seneca Falls, NY)
http://www.nps.gov/wori/planyourvisit/directions.htm

CRS Reports on HeinOnline

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Selected Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports are now available on Hein through three of the HeinOnline Libraries:

  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I& II contains CRS Reports on Taxation (1978-2013) and CRS Reports on Economic Reform (1982-2013)
  • History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III contains CRS Reports on Bankruptcy (1984-2013)
  • US Congressional Documents contains all of the above CRS Reports

 

On Display

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Mather Display

Near the entrance of the Law Library you may notice a new display. This faculty spotlight display is in honor of Lynn Mather’s article “Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes” (co-authored by Barbara Yngvesson) that won the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award. When you stop in the Law Library, be sure to check it out!

 

Double Jeopardy Trivia…Week #2

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Board

With Week #1 done (congrats again to our winner Amanda!), it’s time to move on to our next trivia question.

Question: Which SUNY Buffalo Law Professor is used as an example in the Blue Book?

Hint: Rule 17 or the Law Library’s blog will help you find the answer.

This contest is only open to students currently enrolled in SUNY Buffalo Law School. Each student may only enter once, and may only win once. Each Tuesday a question and helpful hint will be posted about the Law School. If you submit the correct answer by noon on Friday, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Submit your answer now!

 

Following Faculty Scholarship

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Boucai

Last October, the Faculty Spotlight shone on Professor Michael Boucai for his article, “Sexual Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument from Bisexuality” (49 San Diego L. Rev. 415 (2012)). Six months later, someone else is spotlighting that particular article.

In light of the Supreme Court’s attention turning towards same-sex marriage, Clifford Rosky wrote a review of Professor Boucai’s article for Jotwell. The review, entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage—A Liberty for All,” highlights Professor Boucai’s unique argument for same-sex marriage.

Be sure to check out the article and the review!