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News Posted on September 19, 2012

Professor Pruitt Featured in UC Davis Academic Technology Services Blog

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt was the subject of a "Faculty Spotlight" on The Wheel, the instructional technology blog produced by UC Davis Academic Technology Services.  The article examines her use of online blogs in conjunction with her Law and Rural Livelihoods graduate seminar and Feminist Legal Theory seminar courses at King Hall, as well as Davis Honors Challenge courses. 

Pruitt began by inviting students to contribute to her Legal Ruralism blog five years ago, and soon decided to make blogging a course requirement.  Using the blog as a platform, she and her students "wind up having a conversation over the course of the semester about a much broader range of topics than I would have put out there in the two hours of class time each week," she explains.  In addition, the blog forms a useful archive of each seminar's topics and discussions.

Lisa R. Pruitt is a professor at UC Davis School of Law whose recent scholarship explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.

The Wheel

Legal Ruralism

Feminist Legal Theory