Texas Journal of Women and the Law

Texas Journal of Women and the Law is an academic journal focusing on Texas Women and the Law

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring

Raising Her Voice: Early Feminist Efforts at Obtaining the Right to Speak, 1835-1860
I. IntroductionA number of scholarly works to date have addressed the issue of women's second-class status in antebellum times, along with the evolution of the early American women's movement. It therefore comes as no great surprise to most people that...
Severance Pay - His or Hers? How Courts Approach the Classification of Severance Pay at Dissolution: Past Efforts vs. Future Compensation, Brill V. Brill
I. IntroductionUnfortunately, not all marriages last forever. As a result, in dissolution proceedings, courts are called upon to make tough decisions dividing marital property equitably. In Missouri, trial courts award each spouse his or her nonmarital...
The Recently Revised Marriage Law of China: The Promise and the Reality
AbstractIn April 2001, the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), China's highest legislative body, passed the long-debated and much awaited amendments to the Marriage Law on the closing day of its twenty-first session. As...
Women's Land Access in Post-Conflict Rwanda: Bridging the Gap between Customary Land Law and Pending Land Legislation
I. IntroductionIn recent years, numerous scholars have acknowledged that the experiences of women in post-conflict societies are unlike those of men. This article addresses the situation of women in one post-conflict society-Rwanda. In particular, it...