Professor Joan C. Williams “seeks to build bridges” across audiences and disciplines with her latest book, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter. She also attempts to bridge seemingly insuperable chasms of gender and class, to encourage the formation of a political coalition that is simultaneously profamily and prowork. In Web 2.0 argot, “crowdsourcing” is a distributed, networked computing method of solving problems through the combination of ideas from individual sources and different perspectives. This issue of the Seattle University Law Review features ten other distinguished legal scholars who add their designs to Williams’s bridge blueprint through scholarly crowdsourcing. Their approaches result in surprising, sometimes provocative new ideas for cultural, legal, and policy reform at the nexus of work and family.
Margaret Chon, Introduction, 34 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 639 (2011).