Jamie R. Abrams
Assistant Professor of Law
- Phone: 502-852-2925
- Office: 264
Jamie R. Abrams joined the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. She teaches Torts I, Torts II, Domestic Relations, and Legislation. Her scholarly interests include masculinities theory; sex discrimination; reproductive rights; immigrant rights; and legal education pedagogy. She has a forthcoming book chapter on Migrating and Mutating Masculinities in Institutional Law Reforms in Masculinities and Law (Ashgate Press, Martha A. Fineman and Michael Thomson eds., forthcoming 2012). She has also published articles with the South Carolina Law Review, West Virginia Law Review, Duquesne Law Review, and other scholarly journals (publications available at ). She was awarded the 2011 Innovations in Teaching Award from the American University, Washington College of Law for her work spearheading an integrated curriculum skills simulation for 1Ls. She was also awarded the Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award from the District of Columbia’s Women’s Bar Association (“WBA”) for her work co-authoring reports in 2006 and 2008 on the status of women and women of color in the legal profession as part of the WBA’s nationally-recognized Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women (available at http://www.wbadc.org). She received her LL.M from Columbia University and her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, receiving the highest academic honors from both institutions. She received her B.A. from Indiana University – Bloomington.
Migrating and Mutating Masculinities in Institutional Law Reforms, in Masculinities and Law (Martha A. Fineman and Michael Thomson eds., forthcoming Fall 2012).
Law Reviews and Journals
From Barbarity to Regularity: A Comparative Case Study of “Unnecesarean” Malpractice Claims, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 191 (2011).
Examining Entrenched Masculinities Within the Republican Government Tradition, 114 W. Va. L. Rev. 165 (2011).
The Dual Purposes of the U Visa Thwarted in a Legislative Duel, 19 St. Louis Univ. Pub. L. Rev. 373 (2010).
A Synergistic Pedagogical Approach to First-Year Teaching, 48 Duq. L. Rev. 423 (2010).
The Collateral Consequences of Masculinizing Violence, 16 William & Mary J. Women & L. 703 (2010).
Banding Together: Reflections on the Role of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Washington College of Law in Promoting Women’s Rights, 4 Modern American 2 (Fall 2008) (co-author Daniela Kraiem).
Legal Protections for an Invisible Population: An Eligibility and Impact Analysis of U Visa Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, 4 Modern American 1 (Spring 2008).
Compassionate Conservatism: Friend or Foe of the Environment?, 31 St. B. Tex. Envtl. L.J. 173 (2000-2001) (co-author John Hanson).
Other Professional Publications
Encyclopedias: Contributor to Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, Entry on U Visa (Springer Science+Business Media 2012).
White Papers: Creating Pathways to Success for All, Chair of Reporter’s Committee for the WBA Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women of Color (May 2008); Creating Pathways to Success, Reporter’s Committee for the WBA Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women (2006), available at http://www.wbadc.org.
Legal News: The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009 “Benefits” Women and Families, WBA Raising the Bar (Spring 2009).
Presenter: “Distorted and Diminished Tort Remedies for Birthing Mothers:”
· Law and Society Conference, June 7, 2012 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
· New York Family Law Scholars, July 28, 2011 (Cardozo Law School; New York, NY).
· Midwest Family Law Consortium, June 16-17, 2011 (Michigan State University Law School; East Lansing, MI).
Presenter: “Enlisting the Nineteenth Amendment as a Modern Weapon for Political Equality,” Multidimensional Masculinities Colloquium, February 17-18, 2011 (UNLV Boyd School of Law; Las Vegas, NV).
Presenter: “From ‘Barbarity’ to Regularity: A Case Study on the Unnecessarean Epidemic,” Northeast Regional Junior Faculty Workshop, February 5, 2011 (Albany Law School; Albany, NY).
Presenter: “Migrating and Mutating Masculinities in Institutional Law Reforms,” Junior Faculty Workshop, November 14, 2011 (Hofstra Law School; Hempstead, NY).
Co-Presenter: Advancement of Women in Federal Government, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Workgroup, April 28, 2010 (EEOC; Washington, DC).
Presenter: “Integrating Skills and Substance in the First-Year,” Engendering Hope in the Legal Writing Classroom: Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Attitude, December 5, 2009 (Duquesne University School of Law; Pittsburgh, PA).
Presenter: “The Collateral Consequences of Masculinizing Violence:”
· Work-in-Progress Panel, LatCrit XIV Conference, Outsiders Inside: Critical Outsider Theory and Praxis in the Policymaking of the New American Regime, October 3, 2009 (American University Washington College of Law; Washington, DC).
· Feminism, Law and Masculinity Feminist Legal Theory Workshop, September 11-12, 2009 (Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, Georgia).
Presenter: “Stories Without Endings: The Stories of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Seeking U Visa Relief,” Chapter Two: Once Upon a Legal Story, July 22-24, 2009 (Lewis & Clark Law School; Portland, Oregon).
Presenter: “Shattering the Glass Wall Separating Skills and Substance,” Roundtable on Teaching Gender Inequality in Law School, Law and Society Annual Conference on Law, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century, May 28-31, 2009 (Denver, CO).
Presenter: “Building Coalitions to Extend and Strengthen the Bridge: The Relevance of Professional Development Diversity Initiatives to Legal Writing Instruction,” Writing and Legal Writing Teachers, Instructors, and Professors of Color and/or Progressive Orientation Conference, May 16-17, 2008 (Howard University School of Law; Washington, DC).
Moderator: “Understanding U Visa Regulations and Creating Best Practices for Trafficking and Other Immigrant Relief,” Workshop on the New U Visa Regulations, February 21, 2008 (American University Washington College of Law; Washington, DC).