Professor Robert Verchick Co-Authors Book on Feminist Legal Theory

Feminist Legal Theory: A Primer,” co-authored by Professor Robert Verchick and Nancy Levit is now in print.  This second edition succeeds the initial release after 15 years, a substantial gap which Verchick says necessitated an almost entirely new book.  The primer offers an accessible and pragmatic approach to feminist legal theory. It demonstrates the ways feminist legal theory operates in real-life contexts, including domestic violence, reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, education, sports, pornography, and global issues of gender.

Professor Verchick currently holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a Senior Fellow at Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, in the School of Social Work, and a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. Professor Verchick served in the Obama administration as Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 and 2010. He teaches in the areas of Environmental Law and Land Use, Disaster Law, and Climate Change.