The Center on Applied Feminism serves as a bridge between feminist legal theory and the law.
"On Jan. 19, 2017, one day before the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the University of Baltimore School of Law held a conference examining the potential effects of the Trump presidency, The Law According to Trump: How the New President May Seek to Transform the Legal Landscape. At the conference, I spoke about gender and LGBTQ rights. Since, during the campaign, Trump bragged about grabbing women's genitalia and Vice President Mike Pence, as governor of Indiana, initially supported a state law that eroded the civil rights of LGBTQ persons, you know I had a lot to discuss."
-- Excerpt from a blog post by Professor Margaret E. Johnson, which outlines potential gender-based and LGBTQ legal questions.
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Unique within the legal academy, the center seeks to apply feminist insights to legal practice and the policy arena. In particular, the center examines how feminist theory can benefit legal practitioners in representing clients, shape legal doctrine and play a role in policy debates and implementation. The center has faculty affiliates from throughout the university.
In March 2017, the Center on Applied Feminism celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Feminist Legal Theory Conference. We were honored to have Gloria Steinem deliver our first keynote address. Her remarks are as pertinent today as they were 10 years ago: "Today, a third-wave feminist asked me what knowledge I could impart to her and other third-wave feminists about where they should go from here -- she wanted to know what I want third-wave feminists to accomplish. My answer is that I just want you to go. It's up to you."