Feminist judgments projects have contributed to the reinvigoration of interest and engagement with feminism in legal education. In Canada, Jennifer Koshan and colleagues have reported on the value of teaching using some of the Women’s Court of Canada decisions, particularly as a way of introducing feminist analysis into law school classes (1). In the United Kingdom, an issue of the journal The Law Teacher is devoted to articles which reflect on the critical contribution of feminist judgments as teaching resources to be used in law school classrooms (2). Academics have found a role for feminist judgments in core LLB subjects (3) and legal theory modules (4). Feminist judgments can introduce students to new ideas, help students to read cases and help them to learn legal rules and problem-solving techniques.

(1)   See Jennifer Koshan et al, ‘Rewriting Equality: The Pedagogical Use of Women’s Court of Canada Judgments’ (2010) 4 Canadian Legal Education Annual Review 121.
(2)   The Law Teacher (2012) 46(3).
(3)   For example Property Law Rosemary Auchmuty, ‘Using Feminist Judgments in the Property Law Classroom’ (2012) 46 The Law Teacher 227
(4)   Caroline Hunter and Ben Fitzpatrick, ‘Feminist Judging and Legal Theory’ (2012) 46 The Law Teacher 255

In Australia some Law lecturers have already begun to experiment: