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The Centre for Law and Social Justice and the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative at Leeds are hosting an international conference to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative by Professor Martha Albertson Fineman. The conference will be held over two days from September 20 to 21, 2018, in the Moot Court Room at the Leeds School of Law.

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On January 10, 2017, The American Bar Foundation names Professor Martha Albertson Fineman a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of exemplary dedication to highest principles of the legal profession, commitment to the welfare of society, and support for the ideals, objectives, and work of the American Bar Foundation.

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The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) awarded Martha Albertson Fineman the Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award, an award of excellence in legal education.

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The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) awarded Dr. Atieno Mboya Samandari a grant to further her cultivation of an energetic learning environment for students in the fall of 2016. Using this grant, Dr. Samandari participated in a two day University-wide Sustainability Workshop, during which she developed a curriculum on Law, Sustainability and Development. This resource will soon be available on the CFDE web site.

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Martha Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, recently joined the Smith College community as the 2015-16 William Allan Neilson Professor. As part of the Neilson Lecture Series, Fineman presented three public lectures titled, Looking Beyond Gender Equality: Vulnerability, Resilience and Social Justice.

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A French-American Workshop with Professors Martha Fineman, Eva Kittay, Michelle Fine, Alyson Cole, Nancy Yousef, Estelle Ferrarese, Patricia Paperman, Sandra Laugier, Noemi Michel, and Nicolas Delon

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