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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the University of South Carolina School of Law recognizes and celebrates the work and accomplishments of its female faculty members. 

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Marie Boyd

Associate Professor Marie Boyd's article, Preemption & Gender & Racial (In)equity: Why State Tort Law Is Needed in the Cosmetic Context, is forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review.

In the article, Boyd argues that the federal preemption of state tort law may perpetuate and even compound existing racial and gender inequities in the cosmetics context. This article builds on her 2018 article, Gender, Race & the Inadequate Regulation of Cosmetics, which argues that failures in cosmetics regulation disproportionately put women--particularly women who are members of other historically excluded groups--at risk. This article was published in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.

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Jaclyn Cherry

Professor Jaclyn Cherry is a leading expert in nonprofit and tax exempt law. She served as an advisor for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.   Cherry is also the director of Clinical Legal Education at South Carolina Law, overseeing eight in-house clinics and the externship program.   She recently co-authored several texts, including the 3rd edition of Understanding Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations, which will be published by Carolina Academic Press this year (2022). 

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Tessa Davis

Associate Professor Tessa Davis' book chapter, “Tax’s Power: Feminism, Tax, and the Making of Society,” is forthcoming in the edited volume, The Political Philosophy of Taxation (Springer 2022). 

In the chapter, Davis explores how feminist thinkers and advocates have engaged with tax and tax policy debates, as well as how feminism has shaped and may continue to shape the same. 

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Ann Eisenberg

Associate Professor Ann Eisenberg received a prestigious appointment as a 2022 Digital Studies Fellow at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. She is currently in residence at the center conducting her research project, “Bridging the Digital Divide: How the History of U.S. Infrastructure Can Inform the Future of Rural Access to Technological Innovation.”

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Jacqueline Fox

Professor Jacqueline Fox has two forthcoming law review articles, The Lived Experience of Health Insurance,  which will be published in the Northeastern University Law Review, and The Dental Health of Rural Elderly People and Its Social Justice Implications, which will be published in the West Virginia Law Review.

Her work in health insurance advocacy was the focus of an episode of the An Arm and A Leg podcast, which is funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

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Rebecca Plevel

Rebecca Plevel, a reference librarian in the law library, co-authored a manuscript, Using Indigenous Standards to implement the CARE Principles: Setting Expectations through Tribal Research Codes, which is accepted for publication in Frontiers in Genetics, section ELSI in Science and Genetics.  

Co-authors are Stephanie Russo Carroll and Ibrahim Garba (Native Nations Institute, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona); Desi Small-Rodriquez (American Indian Studies Program, University of California Los Angeles); Vanessa Y. Hiratsuka (Center for Human Development, University of Alaska Anchorage); Maui Hudson (Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato, New Zealand); and Nanibaa' A. Garrison (Institute for Society and Genetics; Institute for Precision Health; and the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles).

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Eve Ross

Eve Ross, a reference librarian in the law library, was elected in March to serve as an at-large member of the Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

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Emily Suski

Associate Professor Emily Suski started CHAMPS, a medical-legal partnership, that works with the School of Medicine and Prisma Health to address the social determinants of children’s health. She teaches the CHAMPS Clinic and torts. Her scholarship focuses on Title IX, particularly its operation in the K-12 public schools. Her most recent article,  Subverting Title IX, was published in the fall 2021 issue of  the Minnesota Law Review. 

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Emily Winston

Assistant Professor Emily Winston's article Unequal Investment: A Regulatory Case Study is forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review.  It was recently reviewed by Professor James Tierney on Jotwell

In the article, Winston argues that capital markets can only achieve their ultimate goal of promoting economic prosperity if regulators account for the way in which investment practices can contribute to wealth inequality. 

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Marcia Zug

Professor Marcia Zug’s current book, Love and Marriage, will be published by Steerforth Press in 2023. The book explores the legal history of not marrying for love, why the law encourages such matches, and their myriad and surprising implications. Zug’s most recent article, ICWA’s Irony, was published in the American Indian Law Review and cited in the states’ petition for cert in the ICWA case Brackeen v. Haaland, which the Supreme Court has agreed to hear in October.

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